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European Factbook 2011

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  2. 2. EUROPEAN FACTBOOK 2011The European People’s Partyand Centre-Right Politics"The European Factbook, now in its fourth year, is the consoli-dated annual publication with all relevant data and documentati-on about the European People’s Party (EPP), the largest EU-levelParty which represents the political family of the centre-right.The 2011 edition includes the latest updates and informationfrom both European level and national level politics. With theLisbon Treaty now in force, the EPP is currently the leadingEuroparty in the three main EU institutions: the EuropeanCouncil with 17 Prime Ministers, the European Commissionwith 13 Commissioners, and the European Parliament with264 MEPs.Apart from the structure of the EPP and its role in the EUinstitutions, the European Factbook includes informationabout EPP member-parties in EU and non-EU countries, EPPparliamentary groups in the Council of Europe, the OSCEand NATO, EPP member associations, as well as informati-on about EPP’s think-tank the Centre for European Studies(CES) and its member foundations.Finally, the European Factbook provides readers with aset of important supplementary documents including theGiannakou Report, which was adopted earlier this year bythe European Parliament."Kostas Sasmatzoglou, Editor-in-Chief ISSN 2031-0196 www.thinkingeurope.eu C E S
  3. 3. EUROPEAN FACTBOOK 2011The European People’s Party and Centre-Right PoliticsEditor-in-Chief:Kostas SasmatzoglouAssistant Editor:Bernada CunjAdditional Research and Editing:Pavlína Heymans-Špačková, John Lageson, Panos Tasiopoulos, Alena Dzemidzenka,Marta Przysiecka, Sara Pini and Brenda FurniereCover, Type & Design:Andreas NeuhausPrinted in Germany by Druckhaus SüdBrussels, July 2011Centre for European StudiesRue du Commerce 20Brussels, B-1000The Centre for European Studies (CES) is the official think-tank of the European People’s Party(EPP), dedicated to the promotion of Christian democratic, conservative and like-minded politicalvalues. For more information please visit:www.thinkingeurope.euISSN 2031-0196 This publication is funded by the European Parliament © 2011 Centre for European StudiesThe European Parliament and the publishers assume no responsibility for the data and/oropinions in this publication and any use that may be made of the information therein.
  4. 4. Table of ContentsSECTION 1 | THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTYIntroduction - the EPP today 03History 06Chronology 07EPP Structure - Presidency, Political Assembly and Congress 12EPP Presidency 12 EPP Secretariat 13EPP Working Groups 14 · European Policy · Economic and Social Policy · EPP Membership · Ad Hoc | Common Agriculture Policy · Ad Hoc | Climate Change · Campaign Managers MeetingEPP in the European Council - EPP Summit 15EPP in the Council of the EU - EPP Ministerial Meetings 16 · Economic and Financial Affairs · Home Affairs · Justice · Foreign Affairs · Environment · Agriculture · Energy · Defense · Employment · Industry · TransportEPP in the European Commission 18 · President of the European Commission · Vice-Presidents of the European Commission · MembersEPP in the European Parliament 19 · President of the European Parliament · Vice-Presidents of the European Parliament · Presidency of the EPP Group · Secretary General
  5. 5. · Quaestors of the European Parliament · Heads of national delegations · Coordinators in the parliamentary committees · Members EPP in the Committee of the Regions 32 · The Presidency · The Bureau · Ex-Officio Members · Presidents of Commission · Other Bureau Members · List of Representatives EPP in the Council of Europe 39 · List of Representatives EPP in the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe 47 · List of Representatives EPP in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation 54 · Bureau of the Assembly · Committees and SubcommitteesEPP Associations 56 · European Democrat Students (EDS) · European Senior Citizen’s Union (ESCU) · European Union of Christian Democratic Workers (EUCDW) · Small and Medium Entrepreneurs Union (SME UNION) · Women of the European People’s Party (EPP Women) · Youth of the European People’s Party (YEPP)SECTION 2a | EU COUNTRIESEuropean Union 60 · European People’s Party | EPPAustria 62 · Österreichische Volkspartei | ÖVPBelgium 64 · Christen-Democratisch en Vlaams | CD&V · Centre Démocrate Humaniste | cdHBulgaria 68 · Graždani za Evropeĭsko Razvitie na Bălgarija | GERB · Săjuz Na Demokratičnite Sili | UDF · Demokrati za Silna Bălgarija | DSB · Demokratičeska Partija | DP · Zemedelski Naroden Sajuz | ZNS
  6. 6. Cyprus 74 · Dimokratikos Synagermos | DISYCzech Republic 76 · Tradice Odpovĕdnost Prosperita 09 | TOP 09 · Křesťanská a Demokratická Unie – Československá Strana Lidová | KDU-ČSLDenmark 80 · Det Konservative Folkeparti | DKF · Kristendemokraterne | KDEstonia 84 · Isamaa ja Res Publica Liit | IRLFinland 86 · Kansallinen Kokoomus | KOK · Kristillisdemokraatit | KDFrance 90 · Union pour un Mouvement Populaire | UMPGermany 92 · Christlich Demokratische Union | CDU · Christlich-Soziale Union in Bayern | CSUGreece 96 · Nea Demokratia | NDHungary 98 · Fidesz- Magyar Polgári Szövetség | FIDESZ · Kereszténydemokrata Néppárt | KDNPIreland 102 · Fine Gael | FGItaly 104 · Il Popolo della Libertà | PdL · Unione di Centro | UDC · UDEUR Popolari per il Sud · Südtiroler Volkspartei | SVPLatvia 110 · Jaunais Laiks | JL · Pilsoniskā Savienība | PSLithuania 114 · Tėvynės Sąjunga - Lietuvos Krikščionys Demokratai | TS-LKD Luxembourg 116 · Chrëschtlech Sozial Vollekspartei | CSV
  7. 7. Malta 118 · Partit Nazzjonalista | PNNetherlands 120 · Christen Democratisch Appèl | CDAPoland 122 · Platforma Obywatelska | PO · Polskie Stronnictwo Ludowe | PSLPortugal 126 · Partido Social Democrata | PSD · Centro Democrático e Social – Partido Popular | CDS-PPRomania 130 · Partidul Democrat-Liberal | PD-L · Uniunea Democrată Maghiară din România / Romániai Magyar Demokrata Szövetség | RMDSZ · Partidul Naţional Ţărănesc Creştin Democrat | PNŢCD Slovakia 134 · Slovenská Demokratická a Kresťanská Únia – Demokratická Strana | SDKÚ-DS · Kresťanskodemokratické Hnutie | KDH · Strana Maďarskej Koalície / Magyar Koalíció Pártja | MKPSlovenia 138 · Slovenska Demokratska Stranka | SDS · Nova Slovenija - Krščanska Ljudska Stranka | NSI · Slovenska Ljudska Stranka | SLSSpain 142 · Partido Popular | PP · Unió Democràtica de Catalunya | UDCSweden 146 · Moderaterna | M · Kristdemokraterna | KDSECTION 2b | NON-EU COUNTRIESAlbania 150 · Partia Demokratike e Shqipërisë | PDBelarus 152 · Biełaruski Narodny Front | BPF · Abjadnanaja Hramadzianskaja Partyja Biełarusi | UCP
  8. 8. Bosnia and Herzegovina 156 · Stranka Demokratske Akcije | SDA · Hrvatska Demokratska Zajednica Bosne i Hercegovine | HDZBiH · Partija Demokratskog Progresa | PDPCroatia 160 · Hrvatska Demokratska Zajednica | HDZ · Hrvatska Seljačka Stranka | HSS · Demokratski Centar | DCFormer Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 164 · Vnatrešna Makedonska Revolucionerne Organizacija - Demokratska Partija za Makedonsko Nacionalno Edinstvo | VMRO-DPMNEGeorgia 166 · Ertiani Natsionaluri Modzraoba | UNM Moldova 168 · Partidul Liberal Democrat Din Moldova | PLDM · Partidul Popular Creştin Democrat | PPCD Norway 172 · Høyre · Kristelig Folkeparti | KrFSan Marino 176 · Partito Democratico Cristiano Sammarinese | PDCSSerbia 178 · G17 PLUS · Demokratska Stranka Srbije | DSS · Savez Vojvođanskih Mađara / Vajdasági Magyar Szövetség | VMSZSwitzerland 182 · Christlich Demokratische Volkspartei | CVP / PPD / PDC / PCDTurkey 184 · Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi | AKPUkraine 186 · Batkivshchyna · Nasha Ukraïna | NU · Narodnyi Rukh Ukraïny | RUKH
  9. 9. SECTION 3 | POLITICAL FOUNDATIONS AND THINK-TANKSCentre for European Studies and its member foundations: EU | Centre for European Studies 192Austria | Political Academy of the Austrian People’s Party 197Belgium | CEDER Study Centre of CD&V 200 Croatia | Croatian Statehood Foundation 202Cyprus | Glafcos Clerides Institute for Eurodemocracy 204Estonia | Pro Patria Institute 207Finland | The National Educational Association, KANSIO 209Germany | Hanns Seidel Foundation 211Germany | Konrad Adenauer Foundation 214Greece | Konstantinos Karamanlis Institute for Democracy 216 Hungary | Foundation for a Civic Hungary 219 Malta | Academy for the Development of a Democratic Environment 221 Netherlands | CDA Research Institute 223Norway | Høyres Study Centre 225 Romania | Institute for Popular Studies, ISP 227Slovakia | Institute for Modern Slovakia 229Slovenia | Dr. Jože Pučnik Institute 231Spain | Foundation for Social Research and Analysis, FAES 233Spain | Miquel Coll i Alentorn Institute for Humanistic Studies, INEHCA 237 Sweden | Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation 239
  10. 10. Other Political Foundations and Think-Tanks 242 · European Ideas Network· The Robert Schuman Institute· The Robert Schuman FoundationSECTION 4 | APPENDICESAppendix I By-laws and Internal Regulations of the 246 European People’s Party Appendix II By-laws of the Centre for European Studies 270Appendix III 2003 EU Regulation governing political parties 282 at European level and the rules regarding their funding Appendix IV 2007 Revised EU Regulation governing political parties 290 at European level and the rules regarding their funding Appendix V European Parliament resolution of 6 April 2011 on the 298 application of Regulation (EC) No 2004/2003 on the regulations governing political parties at European level and the rules regarding their funding (2010/2201(INI)) Appendix VI Rules of Procedure of the EPP Group in the 306 European Parliament Appendix VII Rules of Procedure of the EPP Group in the 318 Committee of the Regions Appendix VIII Rules of Procedure of the EPP Group in the 324 Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly Appendix IX Rules of Procedure of the EPP Group in the 330 OSCE Parliamentary Assembly
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  12. 12. 35 years1976 2011 – THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY – 02
  13. 13. The EPP todayThe European People’s Party (EPP) is the political family of the cen-tre-right, whose roots run deep in the history and civilisation ofthe European continent and has pioneered the European projectfrom its inception. Tracing back its roots to Europe’s Founding Fa-thers – Robert Schuman, Alcide De Gasperi, and Konrad Adenau-er - the EPP is committed to a strong Europe, based on a federalmodel that relies on the principle of subsidiarity.Founded in 1976, the EPP strives for a democratic, transparentand efficient Europe that is close to its citizens. The EPP wants aprosperous Europe through the promotion of a free market eco-nomy with a social consciousness. The EPP is the largest politicalorganisation in Europe with 74 member-parties from 39 countries,23 heads of state and government (17 EU and 6 non-EU), 13 Eu-ropean Commissioners, the largest group in the European Parlia-ment with 264 members, as well as the Presidents of the EuropeanCouncil, European Commission, and European Parliament.The EPP is governed under the 2003 “EU Regulation on politicalparties at European level and the rules regarding their funding“.In late 2007, this Regulation was revised in order to allow Euro-pean level political parties to campaign for the European Parlia-ment elections. As a result of this mandate, the EPP conducted– in close cooperation with its national member-parties - its firstEurope-wide campaign for the June 2009 elections and reinforcedits leading position in the European Parliament.With the Lisbon Treaty now in-force, the role of the EPP, and all EU-level parties in the new political architecture of the EU, has beensignificantly bolstered. In view of this new political landscape, theEuropean Parliament approved in April 2011 the ‘Giannakou Re-port’ which calls for EU-level parties to have a legal personalitybased directly on EU law and puts forward a series of proposals onhow Europarties can become more effective in the EU democraticprocess. – THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY – 03 1
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  16. 16. America contributed to the establishment ofEPP History the intercontinental network. From the middle of the 1950s onwards the NEIPolitical formations of the centre-right can lost its relevance. With the European Coal andbe traced back to the early 1920s. Unlike the Steel Community and the establishment of thecase of the Socialists, Christian Democratic and European Economic Community (EEC), practi-Conservative pan-European cooperation was cal cooperation among Christian democratsthe child of national parties and derived from gradually shifted in favour of the frameworka federal tradition. presented by the Common Assembly and the European Parliament. The organisation revi-The experiences of the First World War and the talised itself by changing its name to the Eu-threat of fascism led to the conviction among ropean Union of Christian Democrats (EUCD)leaders that overcoming nationalism was a and revising the key aims of the organisation.precondition for preserving peace. The first The EUCD forged a closer relationship with theattempt at cooperation between like-minded parliamentary group of European ChristianChristian Democrats was made in 1926, when Democrats and national member parties, andthe International Secretariat of Democratic Par- steadily grew more ambitious in its vision forties of Christian Inspiration (Secrétariat interna- Europe.tional des partis démocratiques d’inspirationchrétienne, SIPDIC) was founded. With the decision to organise direct elections for the European Parliament in 1979, the needHowever, fascism increased tensions between for a truly European party became evident. TheEuropean governments, and the spirit of re- formal establishment of the European People’svenge and the dictators’ obsession with power Party (EPP) took place in 1976 in Luxembourg,all eventually brought to an end cooperation with member parties from the following EECamong the Christian Democratic parties and countries: Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland,led finally to the outbreak of the Second World Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. TheWar. platform was the result of considerable con- sensus and expressed a common intention toThe lessons and experiences of cooperation promote integration in the context of the Euro-between 1925 and 1939 were key when lea- pean Community, leading to a political unionders of the re-established or newly founded equipped with federal and democratic institu-Christian Democratic parties in Europe formed tions.the Nouvelles équipes internationales (NEI) in1946. The ecumenical elements were decisive: Once the EPP was founded, pressure to estab-reconstruction and reconciliation were born lish formal links between Christian Democraticamidst the ruins of the nation states, as was the and Conservative forces was exerted by EUCDvision of a united continent in the future. parties in countries that were not European Community members. Yet the EPP’s strong in-Christian Democratic parties were banned in sistence on the federal model of European in-Central and Eastern Europe once communist tegration led to the formation of the Europeanrule was imposed. In July 1950, the exiled re- Democratic Union (EDU), a broader pan-Euro-presentatives of these parties established the pean organisation. Thus, three parallel politicalChristian Democratic Union of Central Europe organisations of Christian Democrats and Con-(CDUCE). Their political, journalistic and lob- servatives were now in place.bying activity was focused mainly on fightingCommunism, attacking the Soviet Union and However, the EPP soon politically outweighedeventually liberating and democratising their the EUCD, and the members who also belon-countries. Moreover, political refugees in Latin ged to the EPP concentrated more and more – THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY – 06
  17. 17. on the work of the latter organisation. The ment of the EPP reflected that of the EU itself;issue of merging the two organisations re- the inclusion of centre-right parties from acces-surfaced when Spain and Portugal joined the sion countries in Central and Eastern Europe pro-European Community in 1986, but the revo- ved to be particularly successful. The new mem-lutionary events which took place in Moscow bers brought an additional political dimension toand in other Eastern European capitals delayed the EPP and consolidated it as the pre-eminentthe idea of a “big” EPP.  Moreover, the EUCD’s European force of the centre-right.loose framework was better suited to dealwith totalitarianism in Eastern Europe; in fact,the organisation played an important role insupporting democratic activism and shaping Chronologythe political landscape in the post-communistcountries. 1925 – 1975The political upheavals in 1989 meant thatprevious positions taken by the EPP had to be 1925 First international congress of Christianrethought and reformulated. The international (Catholic) people’s parties (December, Paris).context had been altered with the fall of the It was agreed to hold further meetings andBerlin Wall and the end of the ideological con- to establish the “Secrétariat international desflict between East and West. And it was clear partis démocratiques d‘inspiration chrétienne”that the population of the German Democratic (SIPDIC) in Paris; the Secretariat continued toRepublic wanted unification with the Federal exist until 1939. Parties from Belgium, Germa-Republic, as well as democracy. At the same ny, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Luxembourg,time public opinion had shifted: the change Austria, Switzerland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary,enshrined in the Maastricht Treaty meant a po- Spain, Portugal and Lithuania were involved inlitical redefinition of Europe. its activities.In April 1991, party and government leaders 1946 Following the Second World War, coope-of the EPP decided that, while the Party would ration between political parties at a Europeanbe open to the British and Nordic Conservati- level was renewed. An initiative by the Swissve parties, Christian Democracy would be pre- Christian Democrats led to the establishment ofserved as the cornerstone of EPP identity. The the “Nouvelles équipes internationales” (NEI).EPP needed to integrate like-minded forces inorder to achieve the majority needed to make 1947 Constituent Congress of the NEI inits policies a reality. Although Greece’s Nea De- Chaudfontaine (Belgium). The NEI pledged tomokratia had already been admitted in 1983, in cooperate actively in the reshaping of Europethe early 1990s like-minded parties from Spain at state, social and economic levels for peace-and the Nordic countries were included under ful coexistence and respect for human rights,the committed leadership of EPP President Wil- liberty and social progress.fried Martens. 1948 As an active element of the EuropeanWith the prospect of Central and Eastern Eu- movement, the NEI participated in the pre-ropean countries joining the European Union parations for the organisation of the famous(EU), the previous arguments for preserving “Congress of Europe” in The Hague.the EUCD membership lost relevance – thisled to the merger of the EUCD with the EPP in 1953 The Christian Democrat members of par-1999. And since the EPP had accepted most Eu- liament of the six member states founded theropean Conservative parties from the EU and first European Group of Christian Democratsbeyond, the EDU also lost relevance, leading to within the parliamentary assembly of the Euro- 1its merger with the EPP in 2002. The enlarge- pean Coal and Steel Community. – THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY – 07
  18. 18. 1965 The NEI became the European Union of 1981 As a result of the accession of Greece toChristian Democrats (EUCD). Mariano Rumor the European Community, the number of seats(DC) was elected President. Leo Tindemans in the European Parliament increased to 434.(CVP) was appointed Secretary-General. The EPP Group’s share was 109 seats.1970 Establishment of a permanent confe- 1982 Following the elections in Greece in Junerence within the EUCD of the Presidents and 1982, the number of MEPs in the EPP increasedSecretaries-General of the Christian Democra- to 117. Congress IV of the EPP in Paris.tic Parties of the Member States of the Euro-pean Communities. 1983 Merger of the EUCD Secretariat (hitherto in Rome) and the EPP Secretariat in Brussels.1972 Establishment of the “Political Commit- Thomas Jansen appointed Secretary-Generaltee” of the Christian Democratic Parties of the of the EPP and EUCD. Greece’s Nea DemokratiaEuropean Community with the aim of impro- joins the EPP.ving the coordination of European policy andcooperation. 1984 Congress V of the EPP in Rome adopted an action programme for the second electoral1973–1974 Change of leadership in the EUCD: term of the European Parliament. The EPP wonKai-Uwe von Hassel (CDU) appointed President 110 seats at the second direct elections to theand Arnaldo Forlani (DC) Secretary General. European Parliament.1975 Establishment of a “European Party” 1985 Piet Bukman (CDA) elected President.working group with the task of drawing up a Thomas Jansen elected Secretary-General.draft Statute for a European union of parties.Wilfried Martens, Chairman of the CVP-B, and 1986 Congress VI of the EPP at The Hague. AsHans-August Lücker, Chairman of the Christian a result of the accession of Spain and Portugal,Democratic Group in the European Parliament the number of seats in the European Parlia-were appointed as rapporteurs. ment increased to a total of 518. The Portugue- se CDS, the Spanish PDP (later renamed De-1976 – 2003 mocracia Cristiana), the Catalan UDC and the Basque PNV join the EPP. The size of the EPP1976 The “Political Committee” unanimously Group increases by nine MEPs to 119.approved the statutes of the European People’sParty (EPP) on 8 July in Luxembourg. Leo Tin- 1987 Jacques Santer elected President. Tho-demans was elected President of the EPP. The mas Jansen re-elected Secretary General for afollowing parties were the founding members: second term.CDU and CSU (Germany), PSC and CVP (Bel-gium), CDS (France), Fine Gael (Ireland), DC 1988 EPP Congress VII in Luxembourg. Adopti-(Italy), CSV (Luxembourg), KPV, CHU, and ARP on of the working programme “On the People’s(Netherlands). Side”.1978 Congress I in Brussels adopted the politi- 1989 After the third direct election for the Eu-cal programme of the EPP. ropean Parliament of June, the Spanish MEPs of the Partido Popular join the EPP Group.1979 Congress II decided on the electoral plat-form for the first direct elections to the Euro- 1990 Wilfried Martens elected President. Tho-pean Parliament. The EPP won 107 of the 419 mas Jansen re-elected Secretary-General for aseats in the elections. third term. EPP Congress VIII in Dublin: adoption of the EPP programme for the European Union.1980 Congress III of the EPP in Cologne. – THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY – 08
  19. 19. 1991 The Spanish Partido Popular joins the EPP. come full members of the EPP. Congress XI inChristian Democrat parties from Austria (ÖVP), Madrid “EPP- Force of the Union”. FoundationSweden (KDS) and Malta (PN) are admitted as of the European Senior Citizens Union (ESCU).associate members of the EPP. 1996 Foundation of the Small and Medium1992 The British and Danish Conservative Enterprises Union of the EPP or SME-Union.MEPs (together with some French UDF MEPs) In February seven parties in the prospectivejoin the EPP Group as allied members, bringing member-countries in Central and Eastern Eu-the total to 162 Members. The EPP Basic Pro- rope are candidates for EPP observer status:gramme is adopted at the EPP Congress IX in KDU/ČSL and ODS (Czech Republic), KDH andAthens. MKDM (Slovakia), KDNP and MDF (Hungary), PNŢCD (Romania).1993 Nordic conservative parties are admittedto the EPP as permanent observers. The CDS 1997 EPP Congress XII in Toulouse – “We are allof Portugal was expelled. Wilfried Martens re- Part of One World”.elected President. Thomas Jansen re-electedSecretary-General for a fourth term. The EPP 1999 Congress XIII in Brussels – 1999–2004 Ac-Congress X meeting in Brussels adopts the Ac- tion Programme – “On the Way to the Twenty-tion Programme “Europe 2000 – Unity in diver- First Century”. The congress re-elects Presidentsity” for the fourth parliamentary term of the Wilfried Martens for another term and electsEuropean Parliament. Alejandro Agag as Secretary-General, succee- ding Klaus Welle who, in turn, is appointed1994 Following the establishment of the Com- Secretary-General of the EPP-ED Group in themittee of the Regions (CoR) as a new consul- European Parliament. Merger of the EUCD intative body of the European Union, the EPP the EPP formally concluded – EPP recognisedGroup was formed in the CoR with approxi- as a regional organisation of the Christian De-mately 85 Members under the chairmanship of mocrat International (CDI).Jos Chabert, (CVP-B). The Christlichdemokrati-sche Volkspartei (CVP) of Switzerland and the 2000 EPP associate member status awardedDemocratic Rally (DISY) of Cyprus are admit- to Tautas Partija (Latvia), SMK-MKP (Slovakia),ted to the EPP as associate members. The EPP US (Czech Republic), FKGP and FIDESZ – MPPmember-parties win 125 seats in the fourth (Hungary). Merger of the Secretariat of the Eu-European elections of June. The incorporation ropean Democrat Union (EDU, until then in Vi-of like-minded MEPs (British and Danish con- enna) with the EPP Secretariat in Brussels.servatives and French liberals) bring the totalnumber of EPP MEPs to 157. Klaus Welle elec- 2001 EPP Congress XIV in Berlin. Basic docu-ted Secretary-General of the EPP. ment approved: “A Union of Values”. EPP associ- ate member status awarded to MDF, Hungary.1995 The MEPs of the Kristdemokratiska Sam- Full member status awarded to UDEUR, Italyhällspartiet and Moderata Samling (Sweden), and RPR, France.Kansallinen Kokoomus (Finland) and the Ös-terreichische Volkspartei (Austria) join the EPP 2002 Political Bureau accepted, by acclama-Group. Kansallinen Kokoomus (Finland), Mo- tion, a proposal to replace Secretary-Generalderata Samlingspartiet and Kristdemokratiska Alejandro Agag by Antonio López Istúriz. EPPSamhällspartiet (Sweden), Det Konservative Convention Group established, following anFolkeparti (Denmark) and the Österreichische initiative by President Martens. EPP associateVolkspartei (Austria) become full members of member status awarded to EVP (Switzerland)the EPP. Høyre (Norway) accorded associate and KDH (Slovakia). EPP observer membermember status. Centro Cristiano Democratico status awarded to SDKU of (Slovakia). Octo- 1(CCD) and Cristiani Democratici Uniti (CDU) be- ber: Congress XV in Estoril, Portugal. Congress – THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY – 09
  20. 20. approves “A Constitution for a Strong Europe”. and the United Civil Party. Romanian PD is up-Merger of the EDU in the EPP formally concluded. graded from observer to associate member.2003 – 2011 2007 With the accession of Romania and Bul- garia, the respective parties are upgraded to2003 In November, the EPP, as well as other Eu- full member status: PD, RMDSZ and PNŢCDropean level parties, receive formal recogniti- (Romania) and DSB, UDF, BANU-PU and DPon by the European institutions, following the (Bulgaria). The Hungarian KDNP becomes aapproval of “EU Regulation governing political full member, and the VMRO-DPMNE from theparties at European level and the rules regar- Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FY-ding their funding”. ROM), becomes an observer. HSS of Croatia upgraded from observer to associate member.2004 XVI Congress in Brussels where the “Ac- Amendment of the “EU Regulation governingtion Programme 2004–2009” for the June 2004 political parties at European level and the ru-elections is approved. Following the accession les regarding their funding”, mandates the EPPof ten new EU Member States, all EPP associate and all European parties to campaign for themember-parties from these countries become European elections. It also allows the creationfull members. In the first European elections, of political foundations linked to political par-the EPP is victorious. The EPP-ED Group is, once ties. The Centre for European Studies (CES) es-again, the largest in the European Parliament tablished as the official think-tank/foundationwith 268 MEPs. As a result of this victory, the of the EPP.EPP succeeds in the nomination of José Manu-el Barroso by the European Council as the new 2008 GERB, Bulgaria becomes a full member,President of the European Commission. HDZ Batkivshchyna, Ukraine becomes an observerof Croatia upgraded from observer to associa- member. EPP recognised as a regional unionte member. Observer membership granted to by the International Democrat Union (IDU).three Bosnian parties: the PDP, the SDA, and UNM Georgia accepted as observer member.the HDZBiH. 2009 XVIII Congress in Warsaw adopted the2005 Observer membership granted to the Manifesto “Strong for the People“. EPP emer-Turkish AK Party, and to Ukraine’s “Our Ukraine” ged as the strongest political party after thebloc. EPP President Wilfried Martens receives European Parliament Elections. José Manu-from the former German Chancellor Helmut el Barroso is re-elected for a second term asKohl the “Helmut-Kohl-Ehrennadel in Gold” di- Commission President. CDS-PP Portugal andstinction (Helmut-Kohl-honorary golden need- PdL Italy became full members. MDF Hungaryle) for his exceptional services to Europe. EPP membership suspended. XIX Congress in Bonnlaunches its academic journal European View. approved the document “The Social MarketObserver membership is granted to PD Romania. Economy in a globalised world“ and re-elected Wilfried Martens as President and Antonio Ló-2006 XVII Congress in Rome on 30 and 31 pez-Istúriz as Secretary General.March – EPP adopts manifesto “The Citizensand Europe: Clear Priorities for a Better Europe”. 2010 On January 1st former Belgian Prime Mi-President Wilfried Martens and Secretary Gene- nister and EPP candidate, Herman Van Rompuy,ral Antonio López Istúriz are re-elected. In Sep- becomes the first President of the Europeantember, the EPP moved to its new headquar- Council. Civic Union of Latvia is granted fullters, which better suited the Party’s needs and membershipobjectives. US Senator John McCain addressesEPP event in Brussels on transatlantic relations. 2011 In February, TOP09 party from theTwo Belarusian parties are granted observer Czech Republic granted full member-membership – the Belarusan Popular Front ship and Moldova’s PLDM party granted – THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY – 10
  21. 21. observer membership. In April, Marietta 1988 Congress VII in Luxembourg preparedGiannakou’s Report on improving the legal for another European Election and approvedstatus of EU-level political parties, appro- the document “On the Side of the Citizens”.ved in the European Parliament. On thesidelines of the June EPP Summit, the EPP 1990 Congress VIII in Dublin faced a new poli-hosted a special event to celebrate its 35th tical landscape and published “A Federal Cons-anniversary. titution for the European Union”. 1992 Congress IX in Athens discussed, drafted, and approved the EPP “Basic Programme“.EPP Presidents 1993 Congress X was held in Brussels and ad-· TINDEMANS, Leo 1976-1985 opted the action program, “Europe 2000: Unity· BUCKMAN, Piet 1985-1987 in Diversity”.· SANTER, Jacques 1987-1990· MARTENS, Wilfried 1990- 1995 Congress XI in Madrid was hosted under the thematic slogan “EPP- Force of the Union“. 1997 Congress XII in Toulouse approved theHonorary Presidents document “We are all Part of One World“.· NINISTÖ, Sauli 1999 Congress XIII in Brussels outlined its new· TINDEMANS, Leo vision for Europe, “On the Way to the 21st Cen- tury“. EUCD formally merged with EPP.EPP Congresses 2001 Congress XIV in Berlin revisited its roots, and adopted the working document “A Union1978 Congress I held in Brussels adopted the of Values“.EPP’s political program. 2002 Congress XV in Estoril prepared for the1979 Congress II also in Brussels, decided the Constitution process, and declared that EUelectoral platform for the first direct elections needed “A Constitution for a Strong Europe“.to the European Parliament. EDU fomally merged with EPP.1980 Congress III in Cologne discussed the 2004 Congress XVI in Brussels where the mainoverall theme “The Christian democrats in the objective was to prepare for the European Elec-Eighties – Securing Freedom and Peace Com- tions. The “Action Program 2004-2009“ was ap-pleting Europe”. proved.1982 Congress IV took place in Paris under the 2006 Congress XVII in Rome approved theslogan “Preserve Peace – Create Peace – Unite “Rome Manifesto” document.Europe”. 2009 Congress XVIII in Warsaw approved the1984 Congress V in Rome formulated the EPP “Strong for the People“ EPP Election Manifesto.Action Program 2009 Congress XIX in Bonn approved the do-1986 Congress VI in the Hague focused on cument “The Social Market Economy in a Glo-Economic Development and Environmental balised World“.Problems. – THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY – 11 1
  22. 22. prepare the Party’s policy documents and re-EPP Structure commendations. All member-parties and asso- ciated member-parties and members of the EPPPresidency, Political Assembly Group in the European Parliament can partici- pate in the Working Groups.and Congress The Congress is the highest decision-making body of the Party. It is composed of delegatesThe EPP is led by President Wilfried MARTENS, from EPP member-parties, associate member-former Prime Minister of Belgium, 10 Vice Presi- parties, member associations, and MEPs. Thedents and the Treasurer. The Secretary General EPP Congress meets once every three years. ItAntonio LÓPEZ-ISTÚRIZ runs the day to day elects the EPP Presidency and decides on theoperations of the organisation. main policy documents, electoral programmes and provides a platform for the EPP heads ofThe EPP has three levels of decision-making: state and government and party leaders.Presidency, Political Assembly and Congress.EPP heads of government can give policy re- For more information on the EPP, please visit:commendations at the level of the EPP Sum- www.epp.eumit, whereas EPP Working Groups performpreparatory political work.The Presidency decides on the general politi- Who is Who in the EPPcal guidelines and presides over the PoliticalAssembly. The Presidency is composed of thePresident, 10 Vice-Presidents, the Secretary EPP PRESIDENCYGeneral and the Treasurer. The Chairman ofthe EPP Group in the European Parliament is Presidentex officio Vice President of the EPP. Currently,the Presidents of the Commission, Council and · MARTENS, WilfriedParliament are also ex officio members of theEPP Presidency. Secretary GeneralThe Political Assembly defines the political · LÓPEZ-ISTÚRIZ, Antoniopositions of the Party between Congresses,deciding on membership applications and fi-nal political guidelines. The Political Assembly Vice Presidentsalso decides on the budget and safeguards the · BARNIER, Michelpolitical presence of the EPP between the Con- · DAVID, Máriogress meetings. The Political Assembly is com- · HINTZE, Peterposed of the designated delegates of the EPP · JELEVA, Rumianamember-parties, associated member-parties, · KATAINEN, Jyrkiand member-associations of the EPP. · KENNY, Enda · ORBÁN, ViktorThe number of delegates for each party is linked · SARYUSZ-WOLSKI, Jacekto the election result in the last European elec- · TAJANI, Antoniotions so that parties are weighted according to · WORTMANN-KOOL, Corientheir strength. This allows for taking decisions · BARROSO, José Manuel (e.o.)by majority. The Political Assembly meets three · VAN ROMPUY, Herman (e.o.)to four times a year. The Political Assembly defi- · BUZEK, Jerzy (e.o.)nes the mandate of the Working Groups which · DAUL, Joseph (e.o.) – THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY – 12
  23. 23. · FOMENCHENKO, GalinaTreasurer Political Adviser, gfomenchenko@epp.eu· FRIEDRICH, Ingo · MAGAZ, Juan Political Adviser,EPP SECRETARIAT jmagaz@epp.eu · MURESAN, SiegfriedSecretary General Political Adviser, smuresan@epp.eu· LÓPEZ-ISTÚRIZ, Antonioalopez@epp.eu · PRAINSACK, Ines Political Adviser, iprainsack@epp.euDeputies Secretary General · JIMENEZ, Javier· KREMER, Christian Senior Press and Communication Officer,ckremer@epp.eu jjimenez@epp.eu· VANDEPUTTE, Luc · MILHEIRO, Karinelvandeputte@epp.eu Press and Communication Officer, kmilheiro@epp.euSpokesman · PRZYSIECKA, Marta· SASMATZOGLOU, Kostas Events and Communication Officer,spokesman@epp.eu mprzysiecka@epp.eu · DE ANTA, BeatrizSecretary for External Relations Assistant to the Secretary General Antonio López-Istúriz,· BRIEC, Nicolas bdeanta@epp.eunbriec@epp.eu · HELBIG, ChristopherOfficials and Personnel Assistant to Deputy Secretary General Christian Kremer,· FURNIERE, Brenda chelbig@epp.euHead of President‘s Office,bfurniere@epp.eu · LAMAL, Daphné Assistant to Deputy Secretary General· FARRIS, Emanuala Luc Vandeputte,Senior Political Adviser, dlamal@epp.euefarris@epp.eu · HEYMANS-ŠPAČKOVÁ, Pavlína· DURSIN, Mélanie Assistant to the SpokesmanPolitical Adviser, Kostas Sasmatzoglou,mdursin@epp.eu pheymans@epp.eu – THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY – 13 1
  24. 24. · ZALUTSKAJA, Julia EPP Working GroupsAssistant to the Secretary of External RelationsNicolas Briec,jzalutskaja@epp.eu Working Groups are the backbone of the EPP’s political work, where high-profile representati-· DEMIRCI, Meri ves from the EPP member-parties develop com-Assistant to the Office of the Deputy Secretary mon positions and strategies on major policyGeneral Luc Vandeputte, areas and submit specific recommendations tomdemirci@epp.eu the Political Assembly for final approval. A Wor- king Group can be given a specific mandate for· PAEME, Sophie preparatory work for EPP Summits and the EPPGeneral Administration and Logistics, Congress. Working Groups are also responsiblespaeme@epp.eu for organising conferences, roundtable discus- sions and other important events.· VOLCKAERT, GuyManager of Informatics & Internet, European Policygvolckaert@epp.eu Chaired by the EPP President Wilfried MARTENS· TORRES, Yelba together with EPP Vice President Peter HINTZE, theWorking Groups and Ministerial Meetings, Working Group has the task of preparing the EPP’sytorres@epp.eu most vital policy papers and Congress documents. Economic and Social Policy The working group, co-chaired by Gunnar HÖKMARK and Rumiana JELEVA, EPP Vice- President, is focused on responding to the cur- rent economic and financial crisis, the Lisbon process, demographic issues, and reasearch and development. EPP Membership Chaired by Corien WORTMANN-KOOL, EPP Vice President, this Working Group is manda- ted to promote, facilitate and incorporate new EPP members, associate members, and obser- vers throughout the continent. When a party is accepted into the EPP, its elected represen- tatives automatically join the EPP Group in the European Parliament, and all other EPP Groups and organisations. Ad hoc Working Groups 1) Common Agricultural Policy 2) Climate Change – THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY – 14
  25. 25. Campaign Managers Meeting EU Heads of State and GovernmentThe EPP organises meetings twice a year with · BERLUSCONI, Silvio | Italy, PdLCampaign Managers of member-parties to re-view national and regional election campaigns · BOC, Emil | Romania, PD-Land in order to exchange experiences, to deve-lop different strategies and to analyse commu- · BORISOV, Boyko | Bulgaria, GERBnication platforms. · DOMBROVSKIS, Valdis | Latvia, JL · GONZI, Lawrence | Malta, PNEPP in the EuropeanCouncil – EPP Summit · JUNCKER, Jean-Claude | Luxembourg, CSV · KATAINEN, Jyrki | Finland, KOKAt the Summit of the EPP, heads of state andgovernment, party leaders in coalition govern- · KENNY, Enda | Ireland, FGments and in opposition, the EPP Presidency andthe Presidents of the European Council, Commis- · KUBILIUS, Andrius | Lithuania, TS-LKDsion and Parliament, meet regularly prior to theEuropean Council Summit. These important ses- · LETERME, Yves | Belgium, CD&Vsions offer EPP leaders - in an informal and confi-dential setting - the opportunity to air differences · MERKEL, Angela | Germany, CDUand seek consensus within the EPP family in aneffort to formulate common positions at the Eu- · ORBÁN, Viktor | Hungary, FIDESZropean Council. · PASSOS COELHO, Pedro | Portugal, PSDThe EPP has 17 out of the 27 heads of state andgovernment in the European Council as well as · RADIČOVÁ, Iveta | Slovakia, SDKU-DSsix non-EU heads of state and government thatparticipate as guests at the EPP Summit. It also · REINFELDT, Fredrik | Sweden, Mhas seven heads of state and government whooriginate from EPP member-parties and do not · SARKOZY, Nicolas | France, UMPnormally take part in the European Council:Aníbal CAVACO SILVA (Portugal, PSD), Christian · TUSK, Donald | Poland, POWULFF (Germany, CDU), Pál SCHMITT (Hungary,Fidesz), Bronislaw KOMOROWSKI (Poland, PO),Traian BĂSESCU (Romania, PD-L), and François Non-EU Heads of State and GovernmentFILLON (France, UMP). On the 19th of November · BERISHA, Sali | Albania, DP2009 the European Council decided unanimous-ly to appoint the then Belgian Prime Minister · ERDOĞAN, Recep Tayyip | Turkey, AKPHerman VAN ROMPUY as the first ever Presi-dent of the European Council. · FILAT, Vlad | Moldova, PLDMIt is important to note that in the first half of · GRUEVSKI, Nikola | Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 2011, PM Viktor ORBÁN led the Hungarian EU VMRO-DPMNECouncil Presidency and now, in the second halfof 2011, PM Donald TUSK is leading the Polish · KOSOR, Jadranka | Croatia, HDZEU Council Presidency. 1 · SAAKASHVILI, Mikheil | Georgia, UNM – THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY – 15
  26. 26. ent proposals on topics such as Schengen, anEPP in the Council of the EU EU Asylum System, Migration and Integration.– EPP Ministerial Meetings JusticeThe European People’s Party organises andcoordinates from its Brussels headquarters The EPP Justice Ministers Meeting was set up ina total of eleven Ministerial meetings. 2011. These meetings are chaired by the Com- missioner and Vice President of the EuropeanThe EPP Ministerial meetings underpin the Commission, Viviane REDING, together withhorizontal activity of the Party with all the Beatrice ASK, the Swedish Minister of Justice.main EU institutions including the Council The Ministers, again in preparation for the JHAof the EU. Council, discuss current pressing issues such as data protection, the rights of victims, European contract law.Economic and Financial AffairsIn February 2008, the EPP inaugurated the first Foreign AffairsEPP-ECOFIN Ministers meeting under the lea-dership of the then Finnish Deputy Prime Mi- In 2007, the EPP inaugurated a new politicalnister and EPP Vice President Jyrki KATAINEN process with its first EPP Foreign Affairs Mi-and French Minister Christine LAGARDE. This nisters’ meeting. This Ministerial meeting ispolitical coordination amongst the EPP Fi- currently led by Italian Minister of Foreignnance Ministers quickly became an extreme- Affairs, Franco FRATTINI and German MEPly valuable political process, particularly in Elmar BROK.view of the financial and economic crisis. TheEPP ECOFIN Ministers discussed the reformof the European and international financial Environmentarchitecture, the creation of new Europeancross-border regulatory agencies in the ban- The EPP Environment Ministers met for theking, securities and insurance sectors, and the first time in October 2010. The meeting is cur-handling of sovereign debt crisis in Greece rently chaired by Phil HOGAN, Ireland‘s Mini-and Ireland. The EPP ECOFIN meetings were ster for the Environment, Community and lo-also instrumental in creating the European cal government. The main topic of discussionFinancial Stability Fund (EFSF), strengthening is the Climate Change negotiations in the fra-the Stability and Growth Pact and improving mework of the COP 16 meeting in Cancun, aseconomic governance. The EPP ECOFIN mee- well as the outlook for 2011.tings are currently co-chaired by Italy‘s GiulioTREMONTI and Luxembourg‘s Luc FRIEDEN. AgricultureHome Affairs The EPP Agriculture Ministers meeting is chaired by Austrian Minister of Agriculture NikiThe EPP Ministerial Meeting of Home Affairs is BERLAKOVICH. During the course the year, thechaired by the German Minister of Interior Hans- Agriculture Ministers had a very dynamic andPeter FRIEDRICH and Manfred WEBER, MEP. constructive debate on the future of the Com-The aim of these meetings is to facilitate the for- mon Agriculture Policy (CAP). EU Commissionermulation of positions prior to the EU Council on for Agriculture, Dacian CIOLOŞ also took partJustice and Home Affairs. These meetings ena- in the discussions and contributed to the workble the EPP to develop coordinated and effici- of the EPP Agriculture Ministers. – THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY – 16
  27. 27. Energy dustry, the innovation potential of SMEs, and the Phare Europe 2020 Strategy. DiscussionsThe EPP Energy Ministers meeting is chaired also focused on how to increase the competi-by EPP Vice President, MEP Jacek SARYUSZ- tiveness of Europe’s industry sector and howWOLSKI. EU Commissioner for Energy, Günter to make industry more sustainable.OETTINGER, also took part in the discussionsand contributed to the work of the EPP Ener-gy Ministers. The meetings have coordinated the Transportpositions of the EPP Ministers in view of the upco-ming first EU Energy Summit of February 2011. Under the leadership of Commission Vice President and EPP Vice President Antonio TAJANI, and Romanian Transport Minister,Defense Anca BOAGIU, since its inception in Decem- ber 2009, EPP Transport Ministers have dis-The EPP Defense Ministers meeting, chaired by cussed issues such as the development of aBelgian Minister of Defense Pieter de CREM, truly trans-European transport network, thewas launched in 2009. Since the Lisbon Treaty creation of sustainable and “green” transportcame into force and the European External Ac- systems in Europe, and the establishment of ation Service established, these meetings have Single European Railroad Area. Furthermore,proven to be particularly important. Ministers have debated about the future of the GALILEO satellite project and the cross- border directive.EmploymentThe EPP Employment Ministers officially star-ted their meetings in March 2010. The EPPEmployment Ministers Meeting is chaired byFrench Minister of Labour, Employment andHealth Xavier BERTRAND and Italian LabourMinister Maurizio SACCONI. With unemplo-yment levels rising across Europe due to theon-going economic crisis, EPP EmploymentMinisters discussed mainly how to reformthe European Social Fund (ESF) and how tomitigate the effects of rising unemploymentespecially among women, youth, and olderworkers. Moreover, the Ministers discussedpension and welfare reforms, as well as mater-nity leave and retirement age limits across theEuropean Union.IndustryIn March 2010, the EPP launched the first EPPIndustry Ministers meeting, chaired by Euro-pean Commission Vice President and EPP VicePresident, Antonio TAJANI. Since then, Mini-sters have worked to find common ground 1on topics such as the “greening” of the car in- – THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY – 17
  28. 28. · DALLI, John | Malta, PNEPP in the European Health and Consumer Policy john.dalli@ec.europa.euCommission · HAHN, Johannes | Austria, ÖVPThe European People’s Party has always played Regional Policyan important role in the European Commissi- johannes.hahn@ec.europa.euon, a pivotal institution of the EU that imple-ments the Union‘s policies. With José Manuel · HEDEGAARD, Connie | Denmark, DKFBARROSO – a long-standing leader of the EPP Climate Actionfamily – at the helm, the Barroso II Commissi- connie.hedegaard@ec.europa.euon brings vitality and dynamism to EU policymaking. · GEORGIEVA, Kristalina | Bulgaria International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid andThe Commission has a total of 13 Members that Crisis Responseare affiliated to the EPP. The EPP Commissioners kristalina.georgieva@ec.europa.eumeet on an ad hoc basis in the Party headquar-ters and many Commissioners participate regu- · LEWANDOWSKI, Janusz | Poland, POlarly in EPP Ministerial meetings. President José Budget and Financial ProgrammingManuel BARROSO is an ex officio member of janusz.lewndowski@ec.europa.euthe EPP Presidency and also participates at theEPP Summit meetings. · OETTINGER, Günter | Germany, CDU Energy gunter.oettinger@ec.europa.euPresident · PIEBALGS, Andris | Latvia· BARROSO, José Manuel | Portugal, PSD Developmentjose-manuel.barroso@ec.europa.eu andris.piebalgs@ec.europa.euVice Presidents · ŠEMETA, Algirdas | Lithuania, TS-LKD Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud· REDING, Vivianne | Luxembourg, CSV algirdas.semeta@ec.europa.euJustice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenshipviviane.reding@ec.europa.eu For more information on the Commission, please visit: www.ec.europa.eu· TAJANI, Antonio | Italy, PdLIndustry and Entrepreneurshipantonio.tajani@ec.europa.euMembers · BARNIER, Michel | France, UMPInternal Market and Servicesmichel.barnier@ec.europa.eu· CIOLOŞ, Dacian | RomaniaAgriculture and Rural Developmentdacian.ciolos@ec.europa.eu – THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY – 18
  29. 29. Vice-Presidents of the EPEPP in theEuropean Parliament · KRATSA-TSAGAROPOULOU, Rodi rodi.kratsa-tsagaropoulou@europarl.europa.euThe EPP has been the largest political Group in · VIDAL-QUADRAS, Alejothe European Parliament since July 1999. 264 alejo.vidal-quadras@europarl.europa.euMembers of the European Parliament (MEPs)sit in the EPP Group, representing some 36 per · ANGELILLI, Robertacent of the total Members. The Group strives to roberta.angelilli@europarl.europa.euresist the political priorities of the left in Europeand to advance the goal of a more competitive · TŐKÉS, Lászlóand democratic Europe, closer to its citizens. laszlo.tokes@europarl.europa.euOriginally founded in June 1953 as the Chris- · WIELAND, Rainertian Democrat Group in the embryonic Com- rainer.wieland@europarl.europa.eumon Assembly of the European Coal and SteelCommunity (comprised of nominated mem-bers of national parliaments), the Group has Presidency of the EPP Groupbeen centrally involved at every stage in the Chairman:history of the European Union, from its earliest DAUL, Josephbeginnings until the present. joseph.daul@europarl.europa.euAs the largest political faction in the European Vice-Chairmen:Parliament, the EPP Group is in a stronger po- · BONSIGNORE, Vitosition than any other to set that body‘s political vito.bonsignore@europarl.europa.euagenda and to win its most critical votes. In see-king to maximise its influence, the EPP Group · HÖKMARK, Gunnarhas been able to draw on the fact that the Eu- gunnar.hokmark@europarl.europa.european Parliament has become increasingly in-fluential within the European Union. The Group · KARAS, Othmaris led by French politician Joseph DAUL. In July othmar.karas@europarl.europa.eu2009 the European Parliament elected over-whelmingly as its President the former Polish · KASOULIDES, IoannisPrime Minister and EPP candidate Jerzy Buzek ioannis.kasoulides@europarl.europa.eufor a 2.5 year term. Jerzy BUZEK and JosephDAUL are ex officio members of the EPP Presi- · MARINESCU, Marian-Jeandency and participate regularly at the EPP Sum- marian-jean.marinescu@europarl.europa.eumit meetings. · MAYOR OREJA, Jaime jaime.mayororeja@europarl.europa.euPresident of the European Parliament · RANGEL, Paulo· BUZEK, Jerzy paulo.rangel@europarl.europa.eujerzy.buzek@europarl.europa.eu · SZÁJER, József jozsef.szajer@europarl.europa.eu – THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY – 19 1
  30. 30. · WEBER, Manfred POLAND (28 Members)manfred.weber@europarl.europa.eu · SARYUSZ-WOLSKI, Jacek· WORTMANN-KOOL, Corien jacek.saryusz-wolski@europarl.europa.eucorien.wortmann@europarl.europa.eu SPAIN (23 Members)Secretary General · MAYOR OREJA, JaimeThe staff of the EPP Group is led by Secretary jaime.mayororeja@europarl.europa.euGeneral Martin KAMP.martin.kamp@europarl.europa.eu HUNGARY (14 Members)For more information on the EPP Group in theEuropean Parliament, please visit: · SZÁJER, Józsefwww.eppgroup.eu jozsef.szajer@europarl.europa.eu · GYÜRK, AndrásQuaestors of the EP andras.gjurk@europarl.europa.eu· LULLING, Astridastrid.lulling@europarl.europa.eu ROMANIA (14 Members)· HIGGINS, Jim · STOLOJAN, Theodor Dimitrujim.higgins@europarl.europa.eu theodordimitru.stolojan@europarl.europa.euHeads of national delegations PORTUGAL (10 Members)GERMANY (42 Members) · RANGEL, Paulo paulo.rangel@europarl.europa.eu· LANGEN, Wernerwlangen@europarl.eu.int · MELO, Nuno nuno.melo@europarl.europa.eu· FERBER, Markusmarkus.ferber@europarl.europa.eu GREECE (7 Members)ITALY (35 Members) · GIANNAKOU, Marietta marietta.giannakou@europarl.europa.eu· MAURO, Mariomario.mauro@europarl.europa.eu AUSTRIA (6 Members)· CASINI, Carlocarlo.casini@europarl.europa.eu · KARAS, Othmar othmar.karas@europarl.europa.euFRANCE (29 Members)· AUDY, Jean-Pierrejean-pierre.audy@europarl.europa.eu – THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY – 20
  31. 31. BULGARIA (6 Members) LATVIA (3 Members)· KOVATCHEV, Andrey · KARIŅŠ, Arturs Krišjānisandrey.kovatchev@europarl.europa.eu krisjanis.karins@europarl.europa.euSLOVAKIA (6 Members) LUXEMBOURG (3 Members)· ZÁBORSKÁ, Anna · ENGEL, Frankanna.zaborska@europarl.europa.eu frank.engel@europarl.europa.euBELGIUM (5 Members) SLOVENIA (3 Members)· THYSSEN, Marianne · ZVER, Milanmarianne.thyssen@europarl.europa.eu milan.zver@europarl.europa.euNETHERLANDS (5 Members) CZECH REPUBLIC (2 Members)· VAN DE CAMP, Wim · ROITHOVÁ, Zuzanawim.vandecamp@europarl.europa.eu zuzana.roithoval@europarl.europa.euSWEDEN (5 Members) CYPRUS (2 Members)· HÖKMARK, Gunnar · KASOULIDES, Ioannisgunnar.hokmark@europarl.europa.eu ioannis.kasoulides@europarl.europa.euIRELAND (4 Members) MALTA (2 Members)· MITCHELL, Gay · BUSUTTIL, Simongay.mitchell@europarl.europa.eu simon.busuttil@europarl.europa.euFINLAND (4 Members) DENMARK (1 Member)· ITÄLÄ, Ville · BENDTSEN, Bendtville.itala@europarl.europa.eu bendt.bendtsen@europarl.europa.euLITHUANIA (4 Members) ESTONIA (1 Member)· LANDSBERGIS, Vytautas · KELAM, Tunnevytautas.landsbergis@europarl.europa.eu tunne.kelam@europarl.europa.eu – THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY – 21 1
  32. 32. EPP Group coordinators · van NISTELROOIJ, Lambert Committee on Regional Developmentin the parliamentary committees lnist@home.nl · DESS, Albert· SALAFRANCA, José Ignacio / · BROK, Elmar Committee on Agriculture and Rural DevelopmentCommittee on Foreign Affairs albert.dess@europarl.europa.eujoseignacio.salafranca@europarl.europa.eu · ANTINORO, Antonello· MITCHELL, Gay / · KACZMAREK, Filip Committee on FisheriesCommittee on Development antonello.antinoro@europarl.europa.eugay.mitchell@europarl.europa.eu · SCURRIA, Marco· CASPARY, Daniel Committee on Culture and EducationCommittee on International Trade marco.scurria@europarl.europa.eudaniel.caspary@europarl.europa.eu · ZWIEFKA, Tadeusz· GARRIGA-POLLEDO, Salvador / · SURJÁN, László Committee on Legal AffairsCommittee on Budgets tadeusz.zwiefka@europarl.europa.eusalvador.garrigapolledo@europarl.europa.eu · BUSUTTIL, Simon· GRÄSSLE, Ingeborg Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and HomeCommittee on Budgetary Control Affairsingeborg.graessle@europarl.europa.eu simon.busuttil@europarl.europa.eu· GAUZÈS, Jean-Paul · MENDEZ DE VIGO, ÍñigoCommittee on Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee on Constitutional Affairsjean-paul.gauzes@europarl.europa.eu inigo.mendezdevigo@europarl.europa.eu· ŐRY, Csaba · BAUER, EditCommittee on Employment and Social Affairs Committee on Women‘s Rights and Gender Equalitycsaba.ory@europarl.europa.eu edit.bauer@europarl.europa.eu· LIESE, Peter / · SEEBER, Richard · JAHR, PeterCommittee on the Environment, Public Health Committee on Petitionsand Food Safety peter.jahr@europarl.europa.eupeter.liese@europarl.europa.eu · GAHLER, Michael· del CASTILLO VERA, Pilar Subcommittee on Security and DefenceCommittee on Industry, Research and Energy michael.gahler@europarl.europa.eupilar.delcastillo@europarl.europa.eu · BÖGE, Reimer· SCHWAB, Andreas Special Committee on the Policy Challanges andCommittee on Internal Market and Consumer Budgetary Resources for a sustainable EU after 2013Protection reimer.boege@europarl.europa.euandreas.schwab@europarl.europa.eu · KARAS, Othmar· GROSCH, Mathieu Special Committee on Financial, Economic andCommittee on Transport and Tourism Social Crisismathieu.grosch@europarl.europa.eu othmar.karas@europarl.europa.eu – THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY – 22
  33. 33. Members · NEDELCHEVA, Mariya mariya.nedelcheva@europarl.europa.euAUSTRIA · NEYNSKY, Nadezhda Nadezhda.Neynsky@europarl.europa.eu· BECKER, Heinz K.heinz.becker@europarl.europa.eu · STOYANOV, Emil emilstefanov.stoyanov@europarl.europa.eu· KARAS, Othmarothmar.karas@europarl.europa.eu · URUTCHEV, Vladimir vladimir.urutchev@europarl.europa.eu· KÖSTINGER, Elisabethelisabeth.koestinger@europarl.europa.eu CYPRUS· PIRKER, Huberthubert.pirker@europarl.europa.eu · KASOULIDES, Ioannis ioannis.kasoulides@europarl.europa.eu· RÜBIG, Paulpaul.ruebig@europarl.europa.eu · THEOCHAROUS, Eleni eleni.theocharous@europarl.europa.eu· SEEBER, Richardrichard.seeber@europarl.europa.eu CZECH REPUBLICBELGIUM · BŘEZINA, Jan jan.brezina@europarl.europa.eu· BELET, Ivoivo.belet@europarl.europa.eu · ROITHOVÁ, Zuzana zuzana.roithova@europarl.europa.eu· DEHAENE, Jean-Luc jean-luc.dehaene@europarl.europa.eu DENMARK· DELVAUX, Anne anne.delvaux@europarl.europa.eu · BENDTSEN, Bendt bendt.bendtsen@europarl.europa.eu· GROSCH, Mathieu mathieu.grosch@europarl.europa.eu ESTONIA· THYSSEN, Mariannemarianne.thyssen@europarl.europa.eu · KELAM, Tunne tunne.kelam@europarl.europa.euBULGARIA FINLAND· IVANOVA, Ilianailiana.ivanova@europarl.europa.eu · ITÄLÄ, Ville ville.itala@europarl.europa.eu· KOVATCHEV, Andreyandrey.kovatchev@europarl.europa.eu · KORHOLA, Eija-Riitta 1 eija-riitta.korhola@europarl.europa.eu – THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY – 23
  34. 34. · PIETIKÄINEN, Sirpa · GROSSETÊTE, Françoisesirpa.pietikainen@europarl.europa.eu francoise.grossetete@europarl.europa.eu· ESSAYAH, Sari · HORTEFEUX, Bricesari.essayah@europarl.europa.eu brice.hortefeux@europarl.europa.eu · JUVIN, PhilippeFRANCE philippe.juvin@europarl.europa.eu· ABAD, Damien · LAMASSOURE, Alaindamien.abad@europarl.europa.eu alain.lamassoure@europarl.europa.eu· AUCONIE - BRIARD, Sophie · LE BRUN, Agnèssophie.auconie@europarl.europa.eu agnes.lebrun@europarl.europa.eu· AUDY, Jean-Pierre · LE GRIP, Constancejean-pierre.audy@europarl.europa.eu constance.legrip@europarl.europa.eu· BOULLAND, Philippe · MATHIEU, Véroniquephilippe.boulland@europarl.europa.eu veronique.mathieu@europarl.europa.eu· CADEC, Alain · MORIN-CHARTIER, Elisabethalain.cadec@europarl.europa.eu elisabeth.morinchartier@europarl.europa.eu· CAVADA, Jean-Marie · PONGA, Mauricejean-marie.cavada@europarl.europa.eu maurice.ponga@europarl.europa.eu· DANJEAN, Arnaud · PROUST, Franckarnaud.danjean@europarl.europa.eu franck.proust@europarl.europa.eu· DANTIN, Michel · RIQUET, Dominiquemichel.dantin@europarl.europa.eu dominique.riquet@europarl.europa.eu· DATI, Rachida · SAÏFI, Tokiarachida.dati@europarl.europa.eu tokia.saifi@europarl.europa.eu· DAUL, Joseph · SANCHEZ-SCHMID, Marie-Thérèsejoseph.daul@europarl.europa.eu marie-therese.sanchez-schmid@europarl.europa.eu· DE VEYRAC, Christine · SOULLIE, Catherinechristine.deveyrac@europarl.europa.eu catherine.soullie@europarl.europa.eu· FRANCO, Gaston · STRIFFLER, Michèlegaston.franco@europarl.europa.eu michele.striffler@europarl.europa.eu· GALLO, Marielle · VLASTO, Dominiquemarielle.gallo@europarl.europa.eu dominique.vlasto@europarl.europa.eu· GAUZÈS, Jean-Pauljean-paul.gauzes@europarl.europa.eu – THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY – 24
  35. 35. GERMANY · KUHN, Werner werner.kuhn@europarl.europa.eu· BALZ, Burkhard burkhard.balz@europarl.europa.eu · LANGEN, Werner werner.langen@europarl.europa.eu· BÖGE, Reimer reimer.boege@europarl.europa.eu · LECHNER, Kurt kurt.lechner@europarl.europa.eu· BROK, Elmar elmar.brok@europarl.europa.eu · LEHNE, Klaus-Heiner klaus-heiner.lehne@europarl.europa.eu· CASPARY, Danieldaniel.caspary@europarl.europa.eu · LIESE, Peter peter.liese@europarl.europa.eu· DESS, Albertalbert.dess@europarl.europa.eu · MANN, Thomas thomas.mann@europarl.europa.eu· EHLER, Christian christian.ehler@europarl.europa.eu · MAYER, Hans-Peter hans-peter.mayer@europarl.europa.eu· FERBER, Markusmarkus.ferber@europarl.europa.eu · NIEBLER, Angelika angelika.niebler@europarl.europa.eu· FLORENZ, Karl-Heinz karl-heinz.florenz@europarl.europa.eu · PACK, Doris doris.pack@europarl.europa.eu· GAHLER, Michaelmichael.gahler@europarl.europa.eu · PIEPER, Markus markus.pieper@europarl.europa.eu· GRÄSSLE, Ingeborg ingeborg.graessle@europarl.europa.eu · PÖTTERING, Hans-Gert hans-gert.poettering@europarl.europa.eu· HOHLMEIER, Monikamonika.hohlmeier@europarl.europa.eu · POSSELT, Bernd bernd.posselt@europarl.europa.eu· JAHR, Peterpeter.jahr@europarl.europa.eu · QUISTHOUDT-ROWOHL, Godelieve godelieve.quisthoudt-rowohl@europarl.europa.eu· JEGGLE, Elisabethelisabeth.jeggle@europarl.europa.eu · REUL, Herbert herbert.reul@europarl.europa.eu;kgs@cdurbk.de· KASTLER, Martinmartin.kastler@europarl.europa.eu · SCHNELLHARDT, Horst a.schumann@schnellhardt-europa.de· KLASS, Christachrista.klass@europarl.europa.eu · SCHNIEBER-JASTRAM, Birgit birgit.schnieber-jastram@europarl.europa.eu· KOCH, Dieter-Lebrechtdieter-lebrecht.koch@europarl.europa.eu · SCHWAB, Andreas 1 andreas.schwab@europarl.europa.eu – THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY – 25
  36. 36. · SOMMER, Renate HUNGARYrenate.sommer@europarl.europa.eu · ÁDER, János · ULMER, Thomas janos.ader@europarl.europa.euthomas.ulmer@europarl.europa.eu · BAGÓ, Zoltán· VERHEYEN, Sabine zoltan.bago@europarl.europa.eusabine.verheyen@europarl.europa.eu · DEUTSCH, Tamás· VOSS, Axel tamas.deutsch@europarl.europa.euaxel.voss@europarl.europa.eu · GÁL, Kinga · WEBER, Manfred kinga.gal@europarl.europa.eumanfred.weber@europarl.europa.eu · GÁLL-PELCZ, Ildikó · WEISGERBER, Anja ildiko.gall-pelcz@europarl.europa.euanja.weisgerber@europarl.europa.eu · GLATTFELDER, Béla· WIELAND, Rainer bela.glattfelder@europarl.europa.eurainer.wieland@europarl.europa.eu · GYÜRK, András· WINKLER, Hermann andras.gyurk@europarl.europa.euhermann.winkler@europarl.europa.eu · HANKISS, Ágnes · ZELLER, Joachim agnes.hankiss@europarl.europa.eujoachim.zeller@europarl.europa.eu · JÁRÓKA, Lívia livia.jaroka@europarl.europa.euGREECE · KÓSA, Ádám· GIANNAKOU, Marietta adam.kosa@europarl.europa.eumarietta.giannakou@europarl.europa.eu · ŐRY, Csaba· KOUMOUTSAKOS, Georgios csaba.ory@europarl.europa.eugeorgios.koumoutsakos@europarl.europa.eu · SCHÖPFLIN, György· KRATSA-TSAGAROPOULOU, Rodi gyorgy.schopflin@europarl.europa.eurodi.kratsa-tsagaropoulou@europarl.europa.eu · SURJÁN, László· PAPANIKOLAOU, Georgios laszlo.surjan@europarl.europa.eugeorgios.papanikolaou@europarl.europa.eu · SZÁJER, József· PAPASTAMKOS, Georgios jozsef.szajer@europarl.europa.eugeorgios.papastamkos@europarl.europa.eu· POUPAKIS, Konstantinos IRELANDkonstantinos.poupakis@europarl.europa.eu · HIGGINS, Jim· TSOUKALAS, Ioannis A. jim.higgins@europarl.europa.euioannis.tsoukalas@europarl.europa.eu – THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY – 26
  37. 37. · KELLY, Seán · DORFMANN, Herbertsean.kelly@europarl.europa.eu herbert.dorfmann@europarl.europa.eu· McGUINNESS, Mairead · FIDANZA, Carlomairead.mcguinness@europarl.europa.eu carlo.fidanza@europarl.europa.eu· MITCHELL, Gay · GARDINI, Elisabettagay.mitchell@europarl.europa.eu elisabetta.gardini@europarl.europa.eu · GARGANI, GiuseppeITALY giuseppe.gargani@europarl.europa.eu· ALBERTINI, Gabriele · IACOLINO, Salvatoregabriele.albertini@europarl.europa.eu salvatore.iacolino@europarl.europa.eu· ALLAM, Magdi Cristiano · LA VIA, Giovannimagdicristiano.allam@europarl.europa.eu giovanni.lavia@europarl.europa.eu· ANGELILLI, Roberta · MASTELLA, Clementeroberta.angelilli@europarl.europa.eu clemente.mastella@europarl.europa.eu· ANTINORO, Antonello · MATERA, Barbaraantonello.antinoro@europarl.europa.eu barbara.matera@europarl.europa.eu· ANTONIOZZI, Alfredo · MAURO, Marioalfredo.antoniozzi@europarl.europa.eu mario.mauro@europarl.europa.eu· BALDASSARRE, Raffaele · MAZZONI, Erminiaraffaele.baldassarre@europarl.europa.eu erminia.mazzoni@europarl.europa.eu· BARTOLOZZI, Paolo · MOTTI, Tizianopaolo.bartolozzi@europarl.europa.eu tiziano.motti@europarl.europa.eu· BERLATO, Sergio · MUSCARDINI, Cristianasergio.berlato@europarl.europa.eu cristiana.muscardini@europarl.europa.eu· BONSIGNORE, Vito · PALLONE, Alfredovito.bonsignore@europarl.europa.eu alfredo.pallone@europarl.europa.eu· CANCIAN, Antonio · PATRICIELLO, Aldoantonio.cancian@europarl.europa.eu aldo.patriciello@europarl.europa.eu· CASINI, Carlo · RIVELLINI, Crescenziocarlo.casini@europarl.europa.eu crescenzio.rivellini@europarl.europa.eu· COMI, Lara · RONZULLI, Licialara.comi@europarl.europa.eu licia.ronzulli@europarl.europa.eu· DE MITA, Luigi Ciriaco · SALATTO, Potito 1luigiciriaco.demita@europarl.europa.eu potito.salatto@europarl.europa.eu – THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY – 27

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