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Apostolos Tzitzikostas new President of the European Committee of the Regions

Supporting the engagement of sustainable neighbourhoods in EU climate and environmental policies

Olgierd Geblewicz elected new EPP-CoR Group President, Apostolos Tzitzikostas EPP candidate for CoR presidency

EPP-CoR welcomes Just Transition Fund's additional funding to support energy transition in Europe's coal regions

Regional and local leaders call for a swift adoption of the EU's long-term budget 2021-2027

Cities and regions expect the EU Green Deal to provide concrete solutions in line with local needs

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.

CoR mission statement

07 April 2016,  117th Plenary Session

Olgierd Geblewicz

EPP-CoR Group President

RT @cllrmmurphytipp: Thanks to the #WiFiEU initiative and the four vouchers received by Tipperary , this morning as Mayor, I signed contrac…

Villages, cities & regions expect a #GreenDeal that provides solutions for their challenges & climate ambitions. Th… https://t.co/ttWD8ASYX4

.@EPP_CoR local & regional leaders oppose the proposed #MFF budgetary cuts on #CohesionPolicy which would have a de… https://t.co/ZIobLVu3fx

Happening now: stakeholders consultation on fitness check of the #Water Framework Directive and Floods Directive at… https://t.co/Xqmw2QZDGB

The cost of #Brexit should not fall on regions & cities shoulders - @CoR_President https://t.co/XT59lINEBW

RT @CoR_President: Pleasure to be with EU Commissioner @GabrielMariya. If we are to build a stronger #futureofEurope, we need to work to…

RT @CoR_President: If the Conference on the #FutureofEurope is top-down, centralised, Brussels-driven & does not involve its local/regional…