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The European People’s Party.
Our commitment to a strong Europe.

Since its foundation in 1976, the European People’s Party (EPP) has advocated in favour of a strong, transparent and efficient Europe at the service of its citizens. The 2014 European Elections marked the fourth victory for the EPP and reaffirmed the party as the leading political force in Europe. Every day the renewed trust of the European citizens is the driving inspiration for the EPP’s activities. Being the largest political party entails the great responsibility to deliver on  all those issues which matter the most to our citizens: jobs and economic stability, competitiveness, security, and prosperity.

We are committed to working with our member parties and associations, our heads of state and government, our ministers in the EPP Ministerial Meetings, President Tusk, President Juncker and the EPP Commissioners, and our Group in the European Parliament to achieve these objectives and to promote our values, which we derive from our Christian Democrat tradition: the dignity of the human being, freedom, responsibility, equality, truth, justice, solidarity and subsidiarity.

We are aware of the importance of being united as well as the privilege of our differences, and of the importance of reaching our citizens and being more accessible in an increasingly interconnected reality. We wish to offer the openness, dialogue and opportunity for debate which has always distinguished our political family.

Leaders

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Joseph Daul

President

Antonio López-Istúriz

Secretary General

Manifesto

The EPP Manifesto, also adopted at the 2012 EPP Congress in Bucharest, outlines the basic principles of the Party summar.

The EPP Manifesto, also adopted at the 2012 EPP Congress in Bucharest, outlines the basic principles of the Party summarising who we are, what our values are, what challenges are we facing and what vision we have for the future. The Manifesto was developed in parallel to the EPP Platform document within the EPP Working Group 1 for “European Policy”.

Our commitments

What we believe and what we will do for Europe.

Europe

The promotion of the European model is crucial if we want European values to have an impact in a rapidly changing world.

Justice & Security

Migration, illicit arms, drug trade and human trafficking, as well as international terrorism are challenges of the globalised world.

Jobs & Growth

Jobs and economic growth enable our wellbeing. We must invest in competitiveness.

Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Entrepreneurs create the jobs in Europe. Innovations lead to greater wellbeing and prosperity.

External Relations

European strength-international/global responsibility. Tackling together international challenges with our global partners and friends.

TTIP

History proves that Europe and America are better off when we work together.

Digital Society

Driving the digital transformation of Europe to leveraging the benefits and tackling the challenges for an inclusive, secure and sustainable digital society.

Environment

We believe in green and sustainable growth uncompromising on EU environment and safety standards.

Energy

Putting the EU economy back on the growth track can only be achieved with competitive energy prices and sustainable and secure supplies.

Climate Change

As a global leader, efficiently preserving our planet for future generations.

Agriculture

Supporting our farmers while providing the people with quality food at reasonable prices.

Western Balkans

Enhancing stability, preparing for enlargement by improving rule of law, justice systems, fight against corruption and good neighbourly relations.

Southern Neighborhood

Working for a more prosperous, stable and democratic Southern neighborhood.

Eastern Partnership

Reviewing the ENP, Re-launching the Eastern Partnership, achieving stability, democracy and prosperity in its Eastern neighbourhood.

Skills & Mobility

We must make sure that Europe has the highest skill level in the world.

Euro & Investments

We are fully committed to the euro.

Inclusive Society

We will take care of and help those in need. We must not leave anyone behind.

EPP News

Events

EPP Summit October 2018

Brussels

The next EPP Summit organised in Brussels will be held in October. More information will be available soon.

EPP Congress 2018

Helsinki - Finland

The next EPP Congress will be held in Helsinki, Finland. Visit the official website of the Congress to find out more: https://helsinki2018.epp.eu/

EPP Political Assembly December 2018

Brussels

A EPP Political Assembly will take place on 3-4 December in Brussels.  More information will be available soon. 

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