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Michael Schneider

Group President

European policy must always be very close to local politics and to the people we represent at home

Michael Schneider, the Envoy of the State of Saxony-Anhalt to the Federal Government was elected President of the EPP Group in the European Committee of the Regions in February 2010.

Having already served as Chairman of the Commission for Territorial Cohesion Policy of the European Committee of the Regions (COTER) between 2008-2010 and 1st Vice-Chairman prior to that, Dr Schneider has demonstrated his commitment to regional affairs and specifically cohesion policy.

Since May 2002, President Schneider is State Secretary for Federal Affairs and Envoy of the State of Saxony-Anhalt to the Federation.

It is through this position that he has been able to be a Member of the European Committee of the Regions and has been an EPP Vice-President from 2004 to 2010.

He sits on the Committee of the Regions’ Commissions:

  • COTER
  • CIVEX

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Former Presidents:

Shaping the EPP-CoR Group in its earlier years

Isidoro Gottardo

Friuli-Venezia Giulia - Italy

2003-2010

Reinhold Bocklet

Bavaria - Germany

2002-2003

Claude du Granrut

Picardie - France

2001-2002

Juan José Lucas Giménez

Castilla y León - Spain

1998-2001

Jos Chabert

Brussels - Belgium

1994-1998