About us


MEPs in the hemicycle in Strasbourg
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Committed to creating a stronger Europe

The Group of the European People's Party (EPP Group) is the largest and oldest group in the European Parliament. Our roots reach back to Europe’s Founding Fathers – Robert Schuman, Alcide De Gasperi and Konrad Adenauer – and our Members come from all of Europe’s Member States.

A centre-right group, we are committed to creating a stronger Europe, built on its people. After all, our people are our economy and the people of Europe are the largest economy in the world.

Our goal is to create a more competitive and democratic Europe, where people can build the life they want. We want to give everyone an equal chance to succeed including family firms, small businesses, innovators, inventors, researchers, scientists and self-employed, amongst others. Equally, we want to provide a safety net for anyone who is struggling.

We see the European continent as a place where people travel, do business, invest, learn from each other, buy, sell, collaborate and team up. Do you?

Elected locally to represent your interests in Europe

Like all Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), EPP Group Members are elected locally by voters in their Member State to represent local people’s interests on legislative and policy issues at the European level.

Members of the European Parliament are organised by political affiliation rather than country and may only belong to at most one political group. The EPP Group is the largest of the European Parliament’s seven political groups.

The Members you elected are there to represent your national interest at a European level, guided by the overall position of the EPP Group.

Othmar Karas MEP in conversation with a Dad at the Open Days of the European Parliament in Brussels