The world is in a phase of deep change: digitalisation, globalisation, migration, demographic development, new security challenges. Those changes have impacted Europe as well, to the point that the very European project is being challenged both from without and from within. The bar by which the European Union will be measured will be its ability to meet those challenges and improve people's daily lives. We have made extraordinary progress on issues that matter to Europeans: securing our borders, fighting terrorism, boosting investment and job creation. But we need to remain ambitious – and we will.

A fair deal for Europe

The European way of life faces new challenges: competition based on low social and environmental standards in third countries, evolutions in the way we work brought about by digital developments, tax dodging practices. The Social Market Economy is still the best placed to respond to these.

news 13.06.2018

Tax transparency: Member States need to end stalemate

"The EPP Group wants multinational companies to disclose profit shifting to low-tax countries....

news 19.04.2018

Tough rules against terror money and tax evasion

New money laundering rules also apply to virtual currencies "Shady money transactions will become...

news 21.03.2018

EPP Group wants to tax digital business where the user is

Commission initiative comes one week after Parliament's proposal to tax tech...


Affordable energy and the fight against climate change

Europe has played a leading role in the fight against climate change. We must not lose momentum. We need to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions while ensuring the competitiveness of our companies and invest in renewable energy sources.

video 26.04.2019

EU sets climate example, balancing jobs and emissions cuts

Using market forces and tougher regulations, the EU is committed to slashing CO2 emissions...

news 27.03.2019

Away with plastic waste!

European Parliament adopts new rules banning items such as plastic forks, knives, spoons, plates, straws and cotton buds from the market...

news 13.11.2018

Affordable and clean energy is well underway

”We are on the right track to providing affordable, clean and secure energy for consumers and businesses...


EU defence

With the emergence of hybrid warfare, cyber attacks, new forms of terrorism and the proliferation of nuclear weapons, Europe is facing its biggest threat since the Cold War. Europe needs to grow up and stop counting on the US for its own security.

news 18.04.2019

Victory for EU's defence despite ideological opposition

“We have won the battle to secure a common and strong European Defence Fund for the future...

video 03.04.2019

Making Europe’s defence stronger, more cost-effective

In an unstable world, Europe is defending its citizens by building stronger military...

photo 08.03.2019

Bureau Meeting in Warsaw

Ursula von der Leyen MP, German Minister of Defence


Free and fair trade

1 in 7 EU jobs depends on trade with the outside world. We are strongly committed to an open, multilateral system of free and fair trade, to alleviate poverty and create opportunities for Europeans.

video 30.04.2019

Free and fair trade that makes sense for Europe

The EPP Group’s MEPs have fought against the tide of protectionism to back EU trade agreements with...

video 15.04.2019

Enduring flair pricing and quality, fighting geoblocking

EPP Group MEPs have campaigned to dismantle barriers to Europe’s single market of 500...

video 04.04.2019

EU-China trade: EPP Group urges China to change its practices

An EU-China summit is set to take place on 9 April. Trade policy will be one of the big...


Helping small business to thrive

SMEs drive our economy, creating jobs and bringing new products and services to market. We want to ensure EU legislation does not put obstacles in their way and that they get the financing they need to 'start up' and scale up.

news 14.03.2019

2020 EU Budget priorities: a prosperous and secure Europe

“The EPP Group wants a prosperous and secure Europe. With this goal in mind, our...

news 22.01.2019

EPP Group wants €6.5 billion for SMEs and Single Market

For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, MEPs want €6.5 billion allocated through the...

news 13.12.2018

Digital Tax: citizens expect Europe to take action

The EPP Group deplores that the Finance Ministers of the EU Member States have been unable to agree on...


Innovation

Europe must again become a leader in innovation, and in the digital revolution that is already transforming our industries and our households. But the European model of innovation must be about people making ideas work for people. It must be based on values, not algorithms or authoritarian decree.

video 07.05.2019

Driving innovation through the digital revolution

EPP Group MEPs are helping drive innovation in Europe by boosting funding for Horizon Europe and...


Investment for more jobs

Our efforts to fight the economic crisis through sound public finances and structural reforms have worked. Now we need to invest in the job creation, removing obstacles to the Single Market, reforming banks and ensuring a stable euro.

news 18.04.2019

InvestEU: €700bn to boost jobs and competitiveness in Europe

The European Parliament approved the new investment initiative InvestEU today...

video 11.04.2019

EU Investment and Europass empowering job creation

The EPP Group has been a major force behind the billions in the European Union’s financial backing...

photo 08.02.2019

EPP Group Bureau Meeting

Manfred Weber MEP (Germany), Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament (at the podium), and Antonio Tajani MEP (EPP Group, Italy),...


Opportunities for young Europeans

We want to empower the young entrepreneurs of the future, investing in education programmes that will teach them the skills they need in an evolving labour market and removing obstacles to bringing new innovative ideas to market.

news 28.03.2019

EP proposes tripling funding for Erasmus+ Programme

Today, the European Parliament adopted a Report on the Erasmus+ Programme authored by Milan Zver MEP....

news 14.03.2019

2020 EU Budget priorities: a prosperous and secure Europe

“The EPP Group wants a prosperous and secure Europe. With this goal in mind, our...

news 12.03.2019

€1.3 billion for the European Solidarity Corps

The European Parliament today adopted its position on the European Solidarity Corps (ESC), a new European...


People at the heart of the digital economy

Conscious of its potential for growth and job creation, we are leading efforts to create an environment in which the digital economy can thrive, deliver broader choice to consumers and promote social inclusion.

video 12.03.2019

Watching out for cybersecurity amid 5G build-up

As countries prepare to roll out 5G mobile Internet, the European Union needs to be watchful of...

news 21.02.2019

EPP Group protecting SMEs against big platforms

New fairness and transparency rules for digital platforms The new rules on fairness and transparency for...

news 03.12.2018

Digital Tax: vetoes must not lead to EU inaction

The EPP Group urges the Finance Ministers of the EU Member States to come to an agreement on the planned...


Secure borders

Passport-free travel within the EU can only be guaranteed if we know who is crossing our external borders at all times. We have led EU efforts in securing our external borders so that Europeans continue to enjoy the freedoms to which they are accustomed.

news 17.04.2019

EU law on border security adopted in record time

A law which will revamp the European Border and Coast Guard has been adopted by the European Parliament in...

video 03.04.2019

Making Europe’s defence stronger, more cost-effective

In an unstable world, Europe is defending its citizens by building stronger military...

photo 08.03.2019

Bureau Meeting in Warsaw

Ursula von der Leyen MP, German Minister of Defence


Support for our farmers

We are committed to strengthening a sustainable, competitive and fair CAP so that our farmers can continue producing high-quality food in fair conditions and so that we can preserve our unique rural areas.

video 10.04.2019

CAP reform better for farmers and consumers

More stable food prices and better distribution of subsidies will benefit farmers as well as shoppers, under a...

news 08.04.2019

CAP reform: less bureaucracy for farmers

The Horizontal Regulation, part of the future agriculture policy covering the regulation for administration and...

video 02.04.2019

Safer, more sustainable food production on land and at sea

To ensure food security in a sustainable way, the EPP Group has written and backed...


The fight against terrorism

We were the first political force to understand the urgency of beefing up Europe’s security infrastructure, working both to put in place measures to prevent terrorist attacks and encourage integration, fighting radicalisation.

video 24.04.2019

Combating terrorism with sharper tools for law enforcement, combating extremism

The EPP Group has worked hard in the European Parliament to...

news 17.04.2019

Online terrorist content: a step forward but more to be done

The Regulation approved by the European Parliament on tackling terrorist content from...

news 17.04.2019

EU law on border security adopted in record time

A law which will revamp the European Border and Coast Guard has been adopted by the European Parliament in...


Position Papers

POSITION PAPER 04.03.2019

EU Gender Equality Policy

Introduction Equality between women and men is one of the European Union’s founding values. It goes back to 1957 when the principle...

POSITION PAPER 19.02.2019

EPP Group Position Paper on International Trade

The EU is at the forefront of free and fair world trade. This is demonstrated by our numerous trade...

POSITION PAPER 16.10.2018

Position paper on Security: We put people’s safety first

Europeans need to feel safe Our world is a world of change. Old allies are distancing...

POSITION PAPER 24.04.2018

EU can help to heal cancer

Cancer is one of the main challenges many Europeans face. Almost one in three Europeans will develop cancer in their lifetime and every...

POSITION PAPER 18.04.2018

Innovate Europe! We put people at the heart of innovation

Europe needs a wake-up call Whereas it was mainly cultural and political developments that...

What we stand for

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