Europe needs a fresh impulse. We pledge to work to the benefit of all Europeans to build a more ambitious and a more self-assured Europe where everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed; defending a united Europe that respects subsidiarity, without contradiction among European, national and local identities.

A fair deal for Europe

The global economy has brought new challenges to the European societal model: competition based on low social and environmental standards in third...

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Strengthening cohesion policy for a strong Europe

Cohesion policy is the most important investment vehicle of growth in the European Union. For the EPP...

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Free and fair trade

International trade, alongside foreign policy, is the most vital external policy tool for the EU to secure growth, employment, and its competitiveness...

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Violence against women: EU ratification of the Istanbul Convention

Too many women and girls are still being harassed, abused and raped in Europe in...

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We want to promote and protect the freedom of religion or belief

Freedom of religion or belief is a universal human right. It is an EU value and an...

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New and enhanced tools to secure our borders

The Schengen area is the largest free travel area in the world. It allows more than 400 million EU citizens, as...

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