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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

The regional council of @paysdelaloire is investing 😷 €3M to buy masks for hospitals. Financial support is also bei… https://t.co/k9KUGg42Il

RT @vonderleyen: Every available € in the EU budget will be directed to address the #coronavirus crisis, rule will be eased to enable the f…

RT @CoR_President: The @EU_Commission new measures respond to the call by @EU_CoR & regions/cities. The EU must support local leaders on t…

RT @CoR_President: The #SURE scheme by @EU_Commission will allow workers to keep their income & help businesses retain their staff. A muc…

🤝 The Municipality of #Gabrovo is recruiting volunteers to carry out various activities including shopping & delive… https://t.co/YDoshJUsn4

RT @EU_CoR: Sicily strives for more #COVID19 hospitals. Our member @gaearmao from @Regione_Sicilia 🇮🇹 shares his call for medical and nursi…

“A Single Cluj” is a project that mobilizes funding and resources for hospitals with the help of local and regional… https://t.co/gxlwWD5yic

RT @eugen_tomac: @EU_ScienceHub scientists designed new #coronavirus control material to ensure tests avoid false negatives. 3000 samples n…