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The European People’s Party Group in the European Committee of the Regions

Representing your voice in Europe

Since its creation in 1994, the European People’s Party Group is a leading force in the European Committee of the Regions; the EU’s assembly of regional and local representatives. Given that approximately two-thirds of EU legislation is implemented by local and regional authorities, it gives locally and regionally elected representatives of government a say over the content of EU legislation and represents the interests of citizens living and working in the EU’s diverse cities, regions and municipalities. Local and regional politicians are also ideally placed to establish and maintain close links with European citizens. The EPP Group aims to enhance the efficiency and influence of the CoR through its formal and informal contacts with the other EU institutions and governments.

Under the motto “think globally – act locally“, the EPP Group strongly defends the principle of subsidiarity. This means that decisions should always be taken at the level closest to citizens unless a better result can be achieved by working at the national or European level.

The EPP, to which the Group belongs, is the family of the political centre-right and is chaired by Joseph Daul. The party counts on the Groups in the European Parliament and the European Committee of the Regions to defend and promote its values of democracy, transparency and efficiency by shaping common policies and putting citizens first.


Dr. Michael Schneider

EPP-CoR Group President


CoR mission statement

Our activities and events

Exchanging experience and visiting sites of best practice

Latest Publications

Communicating the work of EPP Group members and highlighting political priorities

Plenary opinions

The official position of Europe’s local and regional authorities to the EU

Recently adopted opinions

May 2018

The internal market in natural gas

May 2018

The European Maritime and Fisheries Fund beyond 2020

by CoR Rapporteur

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May 2018

Strengthening European identity through education and culture

May 2018

Directive on the quality of water intended for human consumption (recast)

Opinions in progress

Eastern Partnership deliverables for 2020

Unfair trading practices in the food supply chain

Boosting Growth and Cohesion in EU Border Regions

by CoR Rapporteur

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Public procurement package

by CoR Rapporteur
Adrian Ovidiu TEBAN

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Local and regional incentives to promote healthy and sustainable diets

The Multiannual Financial Framework package for the years 2021-2027

by CoR Rapporteur

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Road Safety and Automated mobility

Common Provisions Regulation

Mainstreaming sport into the EU agenda post-2020

Fair Taxation

Regulation establishing the InvestEU programme

by CoR Rapporteur
Konstantinos AGORASTOS

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Single Market Package

EPP News

Latest news from the EPP Group in the European Committee of the Regions

"Sport needs to be better integrated in different existing EU policies & the appropriateness of establishing a sepa… https://t.co/F0AYGUWlLX

🇮🇪Happening this evening in Cork: #EPPLocalDialogue on the future of the European union, with @deirdreforde,… https://t.co/E7LVY704a4

RT @Int_YFG: Want to get involved in the #EPPLocalDialogue in Cork? Monday evening shall present an ideal opportunity to voice your opinio…

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