The Political Assembly of the European People’s Party (EPP) will meet in Munich, Germany, on 4-5 May 2023.
Chaired by EPP President Manfred WEBER and EPP Secretary General Thanasis BAKOLAS, the Political Assembly will feature high-level discussions on German and European politics, with the participation of Christian Democratic Union (CDU) President Friedrich MERZ and Minister-President of Bavaria and President of the Christian Social Union (CSU) Dr. Markus SÖDER. The Assembly will also include an intervention from the Prime Minister of Slovakia, Eduard HEGER, as well as discussions on innovation, regional policy, and the role of the EPP as an advocate for European farmers.
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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 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.