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.

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...

video 31.10.2018

Ambitious Europe

During the European Parliament's latest term, the EPP Group has been hard at work to make a better Europe: in securing EU borders, boosting job...

news 25.10.2018

We need clean and energy-efficient buses

Europeans are tired of smog in the cities. The public sector needs clean, energy-efficient buses, trucks and delivery...


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 24.01.2019

We need European crime fighters

The EPP Group Presidency visited the port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands today to see for themselves how the Dutch authorities are...

news 12.12.2018

We cannot deny Europe a much stronger defence cooperation

“The EPP Group has always been a strong supporter of and has pioneered the idea of a...

news 21.11.2018

European defence to get more firepower

A long overdue strengthening of European defence capabilities is underway with the establishment of the European 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 13.12.2018

Anti-terror, Sakharov Prize, Brexit, Cyprus, Japan trade

At the latest European Parliament plenary session, which took place the same week as a...

news 27.09.2018

Stopping the black market of cultural goods

Members of the European Parliament want to put an end to the illicit trafficking of cultural goods from outside...

news 30.05.2018

New anti-dumping laws tackle unfair trade more effectively

"To safeguard the free and rules-based trading system we stand for, we have amended the...


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 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...

news 20.11.2018

Registration of companies goes online

Members of the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee today gave the green light to enable online registration...


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 05.02.2019

EPP Group to launch 5 million jobs plan in Athens

Unemployment will be at the core of the debates at the EPP Group Bureau meeting in Athens on Thursday 7th...

video 21.11.2018

Boosting research and innovation in Europe beyond 2020

The European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy Committee has approved two reports...

news 21.11.2018

Investing in supercomputers and Artificial Intelligence

“For the first time, we will have a truly digital European programme with clear focus on...


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.

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),...

photo 08.02.2019

EPP Group Bureau Meeting

Manfred Weber MEP (Germany), Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament (on the right), and Kyriakos Mitsotakis MP, President of Nea...

photo 08.02.2019

EPP Group Bureau Meeting

r-l: Manfred Weber MEP (Germany), Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, Kyriakos Mitsotakis MP, President of Nea Demokratia...


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.

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),...

photo 08.02.2019

EPP Group Bureau Meeting

Manfred Weber MEP (Germany), Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament (on the right), and Kyriakos Mitsotakis MP, President of Nea...

photo 08.02.2019

EPP Group Bureau Meeting

r-l: Manfred Weber MEP (Germany), Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, Kyriakos Mitsotakis MP, President of Nea Demokratia...


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 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...

news 21.11.2018

Investing in supercomputers and Artificial Intelligence

“For the first time, we will have a truly digital European programme with clear focus on...

news 21.11.2017

Digital Single Market: ending unjustified geo-blocking

European Parliament reaches provisional agreement with Council and Commission that would end geo...


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.

video 14.02.2019

EU-Singapore Trade Deal, Screening Investment, Cross-border payments, Future of Europe

The European Parliament gave its green light to a...

news 04.02.2019

Closing loopholes on issuing Schengen visas

Those who pose a security risk will find it much more difficult to get their hands on Schengen visas or residency...

video 29.01.2019

Ensuring visa free travel for UK and EU citizens post Brexit

In a vote on 29 January, the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee has...


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.

photo 07.02.2019

Press conference on 'A food policy for Europe: launch of Report'

Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP (EPP Group, Finland)

photo 07.02.2019

Press conference on 'A food policy for Europe: launch of Report'

Peter Schmidt, European Economic and Social Committee

news 19.12.2018

EU-wide rules to protect farmers agreed

The European Parliament has extended the scope of the European Commission's proposal by ensuring that 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 24.01.2019

We need European crime fighters

The EPP Group Presidency visited the port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands today to see for themselves how the Dutch authorities are...

news 29.11.2018

Socialists’ electioneering puts Schengen at risk

Internal border controls in the Schengen area have been taken hostage for a Socialist campaign before...

news 14.11.2018

Concrete action to win against terrorists

The EPP Group wants to ensure that Member States share information, terrorism financing is blocked, and victims and...


Position papers

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...

POSITION PAPER 21.03.2018

EPP priorities for MFF post-2020

European People’s Party priorities for the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) post-2020 Adopted by the EPP Political...

POSITION PAPER 01.03.2018

Our Euro: Stable, Stimulating, Successful

European citizens rightly expect and demand a euro that delivers. Creating the euro was a milestone in the European...

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