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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

July 2018

Boosting Growth and Cohesion in EU Border Regions

by CoR Rapporteur

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July 2018

Public procurement package

by CoR Rapporteur
Adrian Ovidiu TEBAN

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July 2018

Local and regional incentives to promote healthy and sustainable diets

July 2018

Eastern Partnership deliverables for 2020

July 2018

Unfair trading practices in the food supply chain

Opinions in progress

Proposal for a single-use plastics directive

Neighbourhood and the world

Tackling online disinformation: a European approach

Mainstreaming sport into the EU agenda post-2020

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

Fair Taxation

Regulation establishing the InvestEU programme

by CoR Rapporteur
Konstantinos AGORASTOS

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Single Market Package

A new deal for Consumers

The digital transformation of health and care

by CoR Rapporteur

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EPP News

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

📺Nice interview with @mmarkkula on how #SmartCities can help reach the @UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). https://t.co/Iv38ZC7pPV

RT @MSchneiderEPP: Thank you @MichelBarnier for updating me on #Brexit negotiations and the fruitful exchange about the current political…

RT @WitekStepien: The number of passengers @KolejLodzkie in June/18 23% higher than in 06/17. Compared to the first half of 2018 and 2017,…

RT @mmarkkula: #HLPF2018 The future can be invented only with the youth. I delivered our strong @EPP_CoR message about the youth and impor…

RT @mmarkkula: Europe needs to deliver, also globally. @EPP_CoR politicians @mmarkkula with @Cattaneo_R who here in the UN #HLPF2018 in New…

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