Our priorities

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 27.10.2022

Ban of combustion engines might cause Havana effect in EU

The EPP Group criticises the agreement on new rules for CO2 reduction for new cars and vans,...

news 17.12.2020

Deal on the new European Globalisation Adjustment Fund

Yesterday evening, the European Parliament reached a deal with the Council on the European...

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.

podcast 03.11.2022

COP27: How can the world reach its climate goals?

We are only a few days away from COP27 - the United Nations Climate Conference which will be held this...

news 27.10.2022

Ban of combustion engines might cause Havana effect in EU

The EPP Group criticises the agreement on new rules for CO2 reduction for new cars and vans,...

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.

video 19.05.2022

Boost Europe's security with Sweden and Finland in NATO

Shocked by Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Finland and Sweden have scrapped their long historic...

news 12.04.2021

Hoff, Breton and businesses to discuss transatlantic data

On the invitation of the EPP Group, Christopher Hoff, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services...

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.

news 12.04.2021

Hoff, Breton and businesses to discuss transatlantic data

On the invitation of the EPP Group, Christopher Hoff, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services...

news 05.02.2021

Give a lease of life to the culture and creative industries

We know that the effects of the pandemic on the creative industry have been devastating,...

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 06.10.2022

EPP meets in Warsaw on €60bn recovery funds

Leading EPP Group Members will visit Warsaw, Poland on Friday (7 October) to discuss plans and opportunities...

news 12.04.2021

Hoff, Breton and businesses to discuss transatlantic data

On the invitation of the EPP Group, Christopher Hoff, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services...

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.

news 19.10.2022

Decarbonise maritime transport while remaining competitive

“We are fast-tracking the green transition of shipping and becoming the world’s trendsetter in ...

news 06.10.2022

EPP meets in Warsaw on €60bn recovery funds

Leading EPP Group Members will visit Warsaw, Poland on Friday (7 October) to discuss plans and opportunities...

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 06.10.2022

EPP meets in Warsaw on €60bn recovery funds

Leading EPP Group Members will visit Warsaw, Poland on Friday (7 October) to discuss plans and opportunities...

news 22.12.2021

Without new incomes for EU, MS will have to up contributions

2022 should be the year in which the EU secures its own future and a strong recovery from...

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 12.04.2021

Hoff, Breton and businesses to discuss transatlantic data

On the invitation of the EPP Group, Christopher Hoff, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services...

news 05.02.2021

Give a lease of life to the culture and creative industries

We know that the effects of the pandemic on the creative industry have been devastating,...

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.

news 10.11.2022

A boost for the EU's cyber resilience

Today, MEPs will vote on a new law to improve cyber security in the EU, the so-called Network and Information Security...

video 28.09.2021

We have to renew the technology alliance between Europe and the United States to face China

The EU-US Trade and Technology Council...

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 18.10.2022

Let Frontex do its important job

The EPP Group will today vote in favour of granting the discharge for the EU Border and Coast Guard Agency Frontex for the year...

news 21.10.2021

Let Frontex do its work

The EPP Group welcomes that the European Parliament has today granted the discharge for the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) for...

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.

news 23.11.2021

Support for new farm policy is support for local food

"Today's decision on the agreement on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is vital to European...

news 10.06.2021

Help farmers to end cage farming

“We strongly support the Citizens’ Initiative 'End the Cage Age' for farm animals. Together with 1.4 million Europeans we ask the...

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.

news 30.09.2022

MEPs condemn Russia's fake referendums

The five Irish EPP Group MEPs (Fine Gael) have strongly condemned the "fake" referendums as "staged" by Russia to steal...

news 30.04.2020

EPP Group for a strong solidarity-based EU migration policy

“We need a stronger, more efficient EU migration policy that is grounded in...

Position Papers

Ukraine (119040)
publications 24.11.2022

EPP Group Position Paper on Ukraine

WHAT IS NEEDED FOR UKRAINE’S VICTORY AND FOR THE EU: A SYSTEMIC APPROACH Russia’s war against Ukraine has lasted for more tha...

Combat Organised Crime
publications 13.09.2022

EPP Group Position Paper on How to Combat Organised Crime in the European Union

INTRODUCTION Organised crime is a major threat to the...

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