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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.

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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

October 2018

A new deal for Consumers

October 2018

Digital Education Action Plan

by CoR Rapporteur
Domenico GAMBACORTA

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October 2018

Reflecting on Europe: the voice of regional and local authorities to rebuild trust in the European Union

October 2018

The Multiannual Financial Framework package for the years 2021-2027

by CoR Rapporteur
Nikola DOBROSLAVIĆ

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October 2018

Fair Taxation

October 2018

Mainstreaming sport into the EU agenda post-2020

October 2018

Proposal for a single-use plastics directive

October 2018

Port reception facilities for the delivery of waste from ships

Opinions in progress

Creative Europe & New Agenda for Culture

by CoR Rapporteur
János Ádám KARÁCSONY

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Digital Europe Programme

European Agenda for Research and Innovation

by CoR Rapporteur
Birgitta SACRÉDEUS

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Artificial Intelligence for Europe

Neighbourhood and the world

Tackling online disinformation: a European approach

Road Safety and Automated mobility

Common Provisions Regulation

Regulation establishing the InvestEU programme

by CoR Rapporteur
Konstantinos AGORASTOS

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Single Market Package

The digital transformation of health and care

by CoR Rapporteur
Fernando LÓPEZ MIRAS

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Towards an 8th Environment Action Plan

EPP News

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

📢Adoption of @EPP_CoR member @mmarkkula opinion on Digital Europe Programme (2021-2027) - "Cities and regions have… https://t.co/F2Jfpx9bpc

Our @EPP_CoR member @kostasagorastos speaking at the European Conference on Social Infrastructure Investment: from… https://t.co/YOFV0ZUECT

Today at the adoption of his opinion in #SEDEC, EPP-CoR rapporteur #JanosAdamKaracsony highlighted the role of regi… https://t.co/Jl34CQNKay

Stay tuned for today's #SEDEC meeting with two EPP-CoR opinions to be discussed on #Culture & #Digital issues with… https://t.co/hx3CPV3lcQ

RT @EU_CoR: These topics are on the agenda of today's #SEDEC -meeting: The Digital Europe programme 💻 , Creative Europe 🎨 , the #Erasmus pr…

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