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Former Chairman

Joseph Daul

Chairman of the EPP Group (2007-2014)

Joseph Daul was born on the 13th of April 1947 in Strasbourg (France). He has been married since 1969 and has two children and five grandchildren. He lives in Pfettisheim, 12km from Strasbourg. Having studied agriculture at the Ecole d'Agriculture (Agricultural College) and the Ecole du syndicalisme agricole (Agricultural Trade Union College), he graduated from the Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale (IHEDN - Institute for Advanced Studies in National Defence) in Paris in 1981.


EPP Group March Plenary Briefing
Press Release
04.06.2014 - 12:08

O delegație puternica pentru România

Grupul PPE rămâne cel mai puternic grup din Parlamentul European cu 221 de europarlamentari care au fost confirmați astăzi în ședința constitutivă a grupului. Europarlmentarul german...
Believe in people
Press Release
30.04.2014 - 15:48

Celebrating enlargement: together we are stronger

Commenting on the tenth anniversary of the major enlargement of the European Union, the President of the European People's Party (EPP) and Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament,...
Vasco Graça Moura
Press Release
29.04.2014 - 17:03

EPP pays homage to its former MEP Vasco Graça Moura

The Chairman of the EPP Group, Joseph Daul, has sent his condolences to the family of Vasco Graça Moura, Portuguese poet, translator of major poetry works and politician, and former MEP of the...
Barbed wire
Press Release
16.04.2014 - 09:35

Europe is more than a simple sum of States

“If there is a lesson we can learn from the wars that ravaged our continent, it is that there is never a winner. That what unites us is much stronger than what separates us. Europe is more than...


Chairman's Speeches

16.04.2014 - 09:15

Centenary of the First World War

Speech by Joseph Daul in plenary Strasbourg, 16 April 2014 Presidents, dear Martin Schulz, dear José Manuel Barroso, Minister, Dear colleagues, This is my last speech amongst you… I will...
12.03.2014 - 09:00

Preparation of the European Council

Dear colleagues, The March European Council takes place in a tense international context. Syria, Egypt and Ukraine are all on our minds. The instability in our neighbourhood reminds us how fragile peace can be....
06.03.2014 - 19:00

Acceptance speech by Joseph Daul, elected EPP President

Dublin, 6 March 2014 Dear delegates, dear friends, It is a great honour for me to be elected President of the EPP by all of you, Members of this Congress. Thank you for your confidence in me and for your support...
06.03.2014 - 10:15

Opening of the EPP Group Study Days

Dublin, 6 March 2014 Prime Minister, dear Enda Kenny, Vice-Chairwoman of the EPP Group, dear Mairead McGuinness, Colleagues from the Irish Delegation, Ladies and gentlemen, Dear colleagues, Before we...
15.01.2014 - 10:00

Beginning of the Greek Presidency

Beginning of the Greek Presidency Speech by Joseph Daul MEP Chairman of the EPP Group Strasbourg, 15 January 2014 Dear President, dear Martin Schulz, Dear President, dear José Manual Barroso, Dear...



Balkans need "tough love" in EU accession process
The Western Balkans still have a long way to go for EU accession and need "tough love" to fight corruption, establish the rule of law,...
Growth and jobs top of the EPP Group agenda
The EPP Group's economic and social welfare policies are working and have been successfully proven in Europe despite a gloomy economic...
2015 crucial year for Europe, says EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber
Europe will stand behind the Greek people in finding a solution to their economic crisis, says EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber. Weber also answers...