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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 Donald Tusk. 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.

CoR mission statement

07 April 2016,  117th Plenary Session

Olgierd Geblewicz

EPP-CoR Group President

In these difficult moments, we stand close to the Region of #Hesse. Our deepest condolences to the family of Financ… https://t.co/ABltEFjUPL

🔵 The #COVID19 pandemic constitutes an unprecedented challenge for The #EU. 🔵 It requires urgent, decisive, and c… https://t.co/Uxpxb7kgHH

We are all in a tough situation. It is important to be calm, rational and determined. Measures we have taken includ… https://t.co/uI0bdpNWYS

RT @Emil_Boc: The aviation industry which plays a vital socioeconomic role in cities & regions has been seriously affected by #COVID19. Sus…

“We welcome the decision taken to redirect €37bill of #CohesionFunds under the #CoronaVirus Response Investment Ini… https://t.co/OSW7VTDK0t

RT @samuel_azz: Emergencies have no borders. This is why the @EPP_CoR supports the proposal to extend the scope of the #EU Solidarity Fund…

150 million PLN of #EU funds have been mobilized to buy necessary equipment for hospitals to be in a better positio… https://t.co/mmSLB6N8FM