EPP Ministers for European and Foreign Affairs gathered in Brussels ahead of today’s General Affairs Council for a meeting Chaired by Karoline Edtstadler, Austria’s Federal Minister for the EU.
EPP President Manfred Weber and Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Services, Financial Stability and Capital Markets Union also attended the meeting.
The ministers reviewed the agenda of the upcoming European Council, including the EU’s steady support to Ukraine and the bloc’s long-term strategy to boost its competitiveness.
They also held preliminary discussions on the challenges facing the EPP family ahead of the 2024 European elections. They particularly reflected on the role of the EPP in providing realistic and pragmatic solutions on the EU’s decarbonization strategy and its impact on European farmers.
The EPP Manifesto, also adopted at the 2012 EPP Congress in Bucharest, outlines the basic principles of the Party summary.
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”.
The EPP Platform is the core programme of our party outlining our main values, explaining the challenges our society is facing and presenting our vision for the future of European Union.
The Party Platform was developed in EPP Working Group 1 for “European Policy” chaired by EPP President Wilfried MARTENS ?and EPP Vice President Peter HINTZE. The Working Group consists of delegates of EPP member parties who prepared and worked?on this document for more than two years and received input?from the drafting committee as well as senior and young experts. The document was adopted at the 2012 EPP Congress in Bucharest, thus replacing the Basic Programme of Athens from 1992.
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