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European Factbook 2010

  1. 1. C E SEUROPEAN FACTBOOK 2010The European People’s Partyand Centre-Right Politics
  2. 2. EUROPEAN FACTBOOK 2010The European People’s Party and Centre-Right PoliticsEditor-in-Chief:Kostas SasmatzoglouAssistant Editor:Bernada CunjCover, Type & Design:Andreas NeuhausPrinted in Germany by Druckhaus SüdBrussels, September 2010Centre 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 © 2010 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.
  3. 3. Table of ContentsSECTION 1 | THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTYIntroduction - the EPP today 03History 04Chronology 05Who is Who in the EPP 10EPP Structure - Presidency, Political Assembly and Congress 11EPP Working Groups 11 · Campaign Management · Economic and Social Policy · Membership · European PolicyEPP in the European Council - EPP Summit 12EPP in the European Commission 13EPP in the European Parliament 14 · President of the European Parliament · Vice-Presidents of the European Parliament · Presidency of the EPP Group · Secretary General · Quaestors of the European Parliament · Heads of national delegations · Coordinators in the parliamentary committees · MembersEPP in the Committee of the Regions 26 · The Presidency · The Bureau · Ex-Officio Members · Presidents of Commission · Other Bureau Members · List of RepresentativesEPP in the Council of Europe 33 · List of RepresentativesEPP in the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe 41 · List of Representatives
  4. 4. EPP Associations 48 · 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 52 · European People’s Party | EPPAustria 54 · Österreichische Volkspartei | ÖVPBelgium 56 · Christen-Democratisch en Vlaams | CD&V · Centre Démocrate Humaniste | cdHBulgaria 60 · Graždani za Evropeĭsko Razvitie na Bălgarija | GERB · Săjuz Na Demokratičnite Sili | UDF · Demokrati za Silna Bălgarija | DSB · Demokratičeska Partija | DP · Zemedelski Naroden Sajuz | ZNSCyprus 66 · Dimokratikos Synagermos | DISYCzech Republic 68 · Křesťanská a Demokratická Unie – Česká Strana Lidová | KDU-CSLDenmark 70 · Det Konservative Folkeparti | DKF · Kristendemokraterne | KDEstonia 74 · Isamaa ja Res Publica Liit | IRLFinland 76 · Kansallinen Kokoomus | KOK · Kristillisdemokraatit | KDFrance 80 · Union pour un Mouvement Populaire | UMPGermany 82 · Christlich Demokratische Union | CDU · Christlich-Soziale Union in Bayern | CSU
  5. 5. Greece 86 · Nea Demokratia | NDHungary 88 · Fidesz- Magyar Polgári Szövetség | FIDESZ · Kereszténydemokrata Néppárt | KDNPIreland 92 · Fine Gael | FGItaly 94 · Il Popolo della Libertà | PdL · Unione di Centro | UDC · Popolari per il Sud · Südtiroler Volkspartei | SVPLatvia 100 · Jaunais Laiks | JL · Tautas Partija | TP · Pilsoniskā Savienība | PSLithuania 104 · Tėvynės Sąjunga - Lietuvos Krikščionys Demokratai | TS-LKDLuxembourg 106 · Chrëschtlech Sozial Vollekspartei | CSVMalta 108 · Partit Nazzjonalista | PNNetherlands 110 · Christen Democratisch Appèl | CDAPoland 112 · Platforma Obywatelska | PO · Polskie Stronnictwo Ludowe | PSLPortugal 116 · Partido Social Democrata | PSD · Centro Democrático e Social – Partido Popular | CDS-PPRomania 120 · Partidul Democrat-Liberal | PD-L · Uniunea Democrată Maghiară din România / Romániai Magyar Demokrata Szövetség | RMDSZ · Partidul Naţional Ţărănesc Creştin Democrat | PNŢCDSlovakia 124 · Slovenská Demokratická a Kresťanská Únia – Demokratická Strana | SDKÚ-DS · Kresťanskodemokratické Hnutie | KDH · Strana Maďarskej Koalície / Magyar Koalíció Pártja | MKP
  6. 6. Slovenia 128 · Slovenska Demokratska Stranka | SDS · Nova Slovenija - Krščanska Ljudska Stranka | NSI · Slovenska Ljudska Stranka | SLSSpain 132 · Partido Popular | PP · Unió Democràtica de Catalunya | UDCSweden 136 · Moderaterna | M · Kristdemokraterna | KDSECTION 2b | NON-EU COUNTRIESAlbania 140 · Partia Demokratike e Shqipërisë | PDBelarus 142 · Biełaruski Narodny Front | BPF · Abjadnanaja Hramadzianskaja Partyja Biełarusi | UCPBosnia and Herzegovina 146 · Stranka Demokratske Akcije | SDA · Hrvatska Demokratska Zajednica Bosne i Hercegovine | HDZBiH · Partija Demokratskog Progresa | PDPCroatia 150 · Hrvatska Demokratska Zajednica | HDZ · Hrvatska Seljačka Stranka | HSS · Demokratski Centar | DCFormer Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia (FYROM) 154 · Vnatrešna Makedonska Revolucionerne Organizacija - Demokratska Partija za Makedonsko Nacionalno Edinstvo | VMRO-DPMNEGeorgia 156 · Ertiani Natsionaluri Modzraoba | UNMMoldova 158 · Partidul Popular Creştin Democrat | PPCDNorway 160 · Høyre · Kristelig Folkeparti | KrFSan Marino 164 · Partito Democratico Cristiano Sammarinese | PDCS
  7. 7. Serbia 166 · G17 PLUS · Demokratska Stranka Srbije | DSS · Savez Vojvođanskih Mađara / Vajdasági Magyar Szövetség | VMSZSwitzerland 170 · Christlich Demokratische Volkspartei | CVPTurkey 172 · Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi | AKPUkraine 174 · Batkivshchyna · Narodnyi Soyuz Nasha Ukrayina | NSNU · Narodnyi Rukh Ukrajiny | RUKHSECTION 3 | POLITICAL FOUNDATIONS AND THINK-TANKSCentre for European Studies and its member foundations:EU | Centre for European Studies 180Austria | Political Academy of the Austrian People’s Party 183Belgium | CEDER Study Centre of CD&V 186Croatia | Croatian Statehood Foundation 188Cyprus | Glafcos Clerides Institute for Eurodemocracy 190Estonia | Pro Patria Training Centre 192Finland | The National Educational Association, Kansio 194Germany | Hanns Seidel Foundation 196Germany | Konrad Adenauer Foundation 199Greece | Constantinos Karamanlis Institute for Democracy 201Hungary | Foundation for a Civic Hungary 203Malta | Academy for the Development of a Democratic Environment 205Netherlands | CDA Research Institute 207Norway | Høyres Study Centre 209Romania | Institute for Popular Studies, ISP 211
  8. 8. Slovakia | Institute for Modern Slovakia 213Slovenia | Dr. Joze Pucnik Institute 215Spain | Foundation for Social Research and Analysis, FAES 217Spain | Institute for Humanistic Studies Miquel Coll and Allentorn, INEHCA 219Sweden | Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation 221Other Political Foundations and Think-Tanks 223 · European Ideas Network · The Robert Schuman Institute · Centre for Political Parliamentary Education and Training · The Robert Schuman FoundationSECTION 4 | APPENDICESAppendix I By-laws and Internal Regulations of the 228 European People’s PartyAppendix II By-laws of the Centre for European Studies 252Appendix III 2004 EU Regulation governing political parties 264 at European level and the rules regarding their fundingAppendix IV 2007 Revised EU Regulation governing political parties 272 at European level and the rules regarding their fundingAppendix V Rules of Procedure of the EPP Group in the 280 European ParliamentAppendix VI Rules of Procedure of the EPP Group in the 292 Committee of the RegionsAppendix VII Rules of Procedure of the EPP Group in the 298 Council of Europe Parliamentary AssemblyAppendix VIII Rules of Procedure of the EPP Group in the 304 OSCE Parliamentary Assembly
  9. 9. SectionThe European People’s Party (EPP) – THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY – 01 1,
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  11. 11. The EPP todayThe European People’s Party (EPP) is the po-litical family of the centre-right, whose rootsrun deep in the history and civilisation of theEuropean continent and has pioneered the Eu-ropean project from its inception. Tracing backits roots to Europe’s Founding Fathers - RobertSchuman, Alcide De Garperi, and Konrad Ade-nauer - EPP is committed to a strong Europe,based on a federal model that relies on theprinciple of subsidiarity.Founded in 1976, the EPP strives for a demo-cratic, transparent and efficient Europe that isclose to its citizens. The EPP wants a prosperousEurope through the promotion of a free mar-ket economy with a social consciousness. TheEPP is the largest political organisation in Euro-pe with 73 member-parties from 39 countries,19 heads of state and government (13 EU and6 non-EU), 13 European Commissioners (inclu-ding the President), and the largest group inthe European Parliament with 265 members.The EPP is governed under the 2003 “EU Regu-lation on political parties at European level andthe rules regarding their funding“. In late 2007,this Regulation was revised in order to allow allEuropean level political parties to campaign forthe European Parliament elections. As a resultof this mandate, the EPP conducted – in closecooperation with its national member-parties- its first Europe-wide campaign for the June2009 elections and reinforced its leading posi-tion in the European Parliament. – THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY – 03 1
  12. 12. 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 be lost its relevance. With the European Coal andtraced back to the early 1920s. Unlike the case Steel Community and the establishment of theof the Socialists, Christian democratic and Con- European Economic Community (EEC), practi-servative pan-European cooperation was the cal cooperation among Christian democratschild of national parties and derived from a fe- gradually shifted in favour of the frameworkderal 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 – 04
  13. 13. 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 – 05
  14. 14. 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 – 06
  15. 15. 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/CSL 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 – 07
  16. 16. 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 – 2010 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 membership.objectives. US Senator John McCain addressesEPP event in Brussels on transatlantic relations.Two Belarusian parties are granted observermembership – the Belarusan Popular Front – THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY – 08
  17. 17. 1992 Congress IX in Athens discussed, drafted,EPP Presidents and approved the EPP “Basic Programme“.· TINDEMANS, Leo 1976-1985 1993 Congress X was held in Brussels and ad-· BUCKMAN, Piet 1985-1987 opted the action program, “Europe 2000: Unity· SANTER, Jacques 1987-1990 in Diversity”.· MARTENS, Wilfried 1990- 1995 Congress XI in Madrid was hosted under the thematic slogan “EPP- Force of the Union“.Honorary Presidents 1997 Congress XII in Toulouse approved the document “We are all Part of One World“.· NINISTÖ, Sauli· TINDEMANS, Leo 1999 Congress XIII in Brussels outlined its new 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.1988 Congress VII in Luxembourg preparedfor another European Election and approvedthe document “On the Side of the Citizens”.1990 Congress VIII in Dublin faced a new poli-tical landscape and published “A Federal Cons-titution for the European Union”. – THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY – 09 1
  18. 18. Secretary for External Relations:Who is Who in the EPP · BRIEC, Nicolas nbriec@epp.euThe EPP Presidency · FARRIS, Emanuala Senior Political Adviser,President: efarris@epp.eu· MARTENS, Wilfried · JIMENEZ, JavierVice Presidents: Press Officer,· BARNIER, Michel jjimenez@epp.eu· DAVID, Mário· HINTZE, Peter · FOMENCHENKO, Galina· JELEVA, Rumiana Political Adviser,· KATAINEN, Jyrki gfomenchenko@epp.eu· KENNY, Enda· ORBAN, Viktor · DURSIN, Melanie· SARYUSZ-WOLSKI, Jacek Political Adviser,· TAJANI, Antonio mdursin@epp.eu· WORTMANN-KOOL, Corien· BARROSO, José Manuel (e.o.) · MAGAZ, Juan· VAN ROMPUY, Herman (e.o.) Political Adviser,· BUZEK, Jerzy (e.o.) jmagaz@epp.eu· DAUL, Joseph (e.o.) · PRZYSIECKA, MartaTreasurer: Events and Communication Officer· FRIEDRICH, Ingo mprzysiecka@epp.euHead of President‘s Office: · POPESCU, Adina· FURNIERE, Brenda Assistant to the Secretary Generalbfurniere@epp.eu apopescu@epp.eu · PRAINSACK, InesThe EPP Secretariat Assistant to Deputy Secretary General Christian KremerSecretary General: iprainsack@epp.eu· LÓPEZ-ISTÚRIZ, Antonioalopez@epp.eu · LAMAL, Daphné Assistant to Deputy Secretary GeneralDeputies Secretary General: Luc Vandeputte· KREMER, Christian dlamal@epp.euckremer@epp.eu · HEYMANS-ŠPAČKOVÁ, Pavlina· VANDEPUTTE, Luc Assistant to the Spokesmanlvandeputte@epp.eu pheymans@epp.euSpokesman: · ZALUTSKAJA, Julia· SASMATZOGLOU, Kostas Assistant to the Secretary of External Relationsspokesman@epp.eu jzalutskaja@epp.eu – THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY – 10
  19. 19. · TORRES, Yelba main policy documents, electoral programmes Working Groups and Ministerial Meetings and provides a platform for the EPP heads of ytorres@epp.eu state and government and party leaders. · PEAME, Sophie The Political Assembly defines the political General Administration and Logistics positions of the Party between Congresses, speame@epp.eu deciding on membership applications and fi- nal political guidelines. The Political Assembly · VOLCKAERT, Guy also decides on the budget and safeguards the Manager of Informatics & Internet political presence of the EPP between the Con- gvolckaert@epp.eu gress meetings. The Political Assembly is com- posed by the designated delegates of the EPP member-parties, associated member-parties,EPP Structure – and member-associations of the EPP. The number of delegates for each party is linkedPresidency, Political Assembly to the election result in the last European elec-and Congress tions so that parties are weighted according to their strength. This allows for taking decisions by majority. The Political Assembly meets three toThe EPP is headed by President Wilfried Mar- four times a year. The Political Assembly definestens, former Prime Minister of Belgium, 10 Vice the mandate of the Working Groups which pre-Presidents and the Treasurer. The Secretary Ge- pare the Party’s policy documents and recom-neral Antonio López-Istúriz runs the day to mendations. All member-parties and associatedday operations of the organisation. member-parties and members of the EPP Group in the European Parliament can participate inThe EPP has three levels of decision-making: the Working Groups.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- EPP Working Groupscal guidelines and presides over the PoliticalAssembly. The Presidency is composed of the Working Groups are the backbone of the EPP’sPresident, 10 Vice-Presidents, the Secretary political work, where high-profile representati-General and the Treasurer. The Chairman of ves from the EPP member-parties develop com-the EPP Group in the European Parliament is mon positions and strategies on major policyex officio Vice President of the EPP. Currently, areas and submit specific recommendations tothe Presidents of the Commission, Council and the Political Assembly for final approval. A Wor-Parliament are also ex officio members of the king Group can be given a specific mandate forEPP Presidency. preparatory work for EPP Summits and the EPP Congress. Working Groups are also responsibleThe Congress is the highest decision-making for organising conferences, roundtable discus-body of the Party. It is composed of delegates sions and other important events.from EPP member-parties, associate member-parties, member associations, and MEPs. The Campaign ManagementEPP Congress meets once every three years. It 1elects the EPP Presidency and decides on the The coordination of the persons responsib- – THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY – 11
  20. 20. le for campaigning from the headquarters of ments and in opposition, the EPP Presidency andmember-parties, is the main task of this Com- the Presidents of the European Council, Com-mittee. The exchange of experiences in recent mission and Parliament, meet regularly prior toelection campaigns as well as the long-term the European Council Summit. These importantpreparation of European issues and the cam- sessions offer EPP leaders - in an informal andpaign for the European Parliament election, confidential setting - the opportunity to air diffe-brings added value to the member-parties and rences and seek consensus within the EPP familyto the EPP. in an effort to formulate common positions at the European Council. The EPP has 13 out of the 27Economic and Social Policy heads of state and government in the European Council (plus 2 caretaker Prime Ministers fromThe working group, co-chaired by Gunnar Hök- Belgium and the Netherlands) as well as 6 non-EUmark and Rumiana Jeleva, EPP Vice-President, is heads of State and Government that participatefocused on responding to the current economic as guests at the EPP Summit. It also has 7 headsand financial crisis, the Lisbon process, demogra- of State and Government who originate from EPPphic issues, and reasearch and development. member-parties and do not normally take part in the European Council: Aníbal Cavaco SilvaEPP Membership (Portugal, PSD), Christian Wulff (Germany, CDU), Pál Schmitt (Hungary, Fidesz), Edward FenechChaired by Corien Wortmann-Kool, EPP Vice Adami (Malta, PN), Bronislaw Komorowski (Po-President, this Working Group is mandated to land, PO), Traian Băsescu (Romania, PD-L), andpromote, facilitate and incorporate new EPP François Fillon (France, UMP). On the 19th ofmembers, associate members, and observers November 2009 the European Council decidedthroughout the continent. When a party is ac- unanimously to appoint the Belgian Prime Minis-cepted in the EPP, its elected representatives ter Herman Van Rompuy as the first President ofautomatically join the EPP Group in the Euro- the European Council.pean Parliament, and all other EPP Groups andorganisations. EU Heads ofEuropean Policy State and Government · BERLUSCONI, SilvioChaired by the EPP President Wilfried Martens Italy, PdLtogether with EPP Vice President Peter Hintze, theWorking Group has the task of preparing the EPP’s · BOC, Emilmost vital policy papers and Congress documents. Romania, PD-LAd hoc Working Groups · BORISOV, Boyko Bulgaria, GERB1) Common Agricultural Policy2) Climate Change · DOMBROVSKIS, Valdis3) Eastern Partnership/Mediterranean Union Latvia, JL · GONZI, LawrenceEPP in the European Malta, PNCouncil – EPP Summit · JUNCKER, Jean-Claude Luxembourg, CSVAt the Summit of the EPP, heads of state andgovernment, party leaders in coalition govern- · KUBILIUS, Andrius Luthuania, TS-LKD – THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY – 12
  21. 21. · MERKEL, AngelaGermany, CDU EPP in the European· ORBÁN, Viktor CommissionHungary, FIDESZ The European People’s Party has always played· RADIČOVÁ, Iveta an important role in the European Commission,Slovakia, SDKU-DS a pivotal institution of the EU that implements the Union‘s policies. With José Manuel Barroso· REINFELDT, Fredrik – a long-standing figure of the EPP family – at theSweden, M helm, the Barroso II Commission brings vitality and dynamism to EU policy making.· SARKOZY, NicolasFrance, UMP On September 7th, 2010 President Barroso gave his first speech on the “State of the Union“. The· TUSK, Donald Commission has a total of 13 Members that origi-Poland, PO nate from the EPP family:Non-EU Heads of PresidentState and Government · BARROSO, José Manuel | Portugal, PSD jose-manuel.barroso@ec.europa.eu· BERISHA, SaliAlbania, DP Vice Presidents· ERDOĞAN, Recep TayyipTurkey, AKP · REDING, Vivianne | Luxembourg, CSV Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship· GRUEVSKI, Nikola viviane.reding@ec.europa.euFYROM, VMRO-DPMNE · TAJANI, Antonio | Italy, PdL· KOSOR, Jadranka Industry and EntrepreneurshipCroatia, HDZ antonio.tajani@ec.europa.eu· LEUTHARD, DorisSwitzerland, CVP Members · BARNIER, Michel | France, UMP· SAAKASHVILI, Mikheil Internal Market and ServicesGeorgia, UNM michel.barnier@ec.europa.eu · CIOLOS, Dacian | RomaniaMinisterial Meetings Agriculture and Rural Development dacian.ciolos@ec.europa.euThe EPP organises on a regular basis ten differentMinisterial meetings, such as Foreign Affairs, Eco- · DALLI, John | Malta, PNfin, Energy, Transport, etc., in order to improve Health and Consumer Policypolitical coordination and policy synergy in the john.dalli@ec.europa.euCouncil. These meetings are chaired by EPP mi-nisters, together with leading EPP personalities. – THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY – 13 1
  22. 22. · HAHN, Johannes | Austria, ÖVP bers of national parliaments), the Group hasRegional Policy been centrally involved at every stage in thejohannes.hahn@ec.europa.eu history of the European Union, from its earliest beginnings to date.· HEDEGAARD, Connie | Denmark, DKFClimate Action As the largest political group in the Europeanconnie.hedegaard@ec.europa.eu Parliament, the EPP Group is in a stronger po- sition than any other to set that body‘s political· GEORGIEVA, Kristalina | Bulgaria agenda and to win its most critical votes. In see-International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and king to maximise its influence, the EPP GroupCrisis Response has been able to draw on the fact that the Euro-kristalina.georgieva@ec.europa.eu pean Parliament has become increasingly influ- ential within the European Union. The Group is· LEWANDOWSKI, Janusz | Poland, PO led by French politician Joseph Daul. Last yearBudget and Financial Programming the European Parliament elected overwhelmin-janusz.lewndowski@ec.europa.eu gly as its President the former Polish Prime Mi- nister and EPP candidate Jerzy Buzek.· OETTINGER, Günter | Germany, CDUEnergygunter.oettinger@ec.europa.eu President of the· PIEBALGS, Andris | Latvia European ParliamentDevelopment · BUZEK, Jerzyandris.piebalgs@ec.europa.eu jerzy.buzek@europarl.europa.eu· ŠEMETA, Algirdas | Lithuania, TS-LKDTaxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud Vice-Presidents of thealgirdas.semeta@ec.europa.eu European ParliamentFor more information on the Commission, · KRATSA-TSAGAROPOULOU, Rodiplease visit: www.ec.europa.eu rodi.kratsa-tsagaropoulou@europarl.europa.euEPP in the · VIDAL-QUADRAS, Alejo alejo.vidal-quadras@europarl.europa.euEuropean Parliament · ANGELILLI, Roberta roberta.angelilli@europarl.europa.euThe EPP Group has been the largest politicalgroup in the European Parliament since July · TŐKÉS, László1999. 265 Members of the European Parliament laszlo.tokes@europarl.europa.eu(MEPs) sit in the EPP Group, representing some36 per cent of the total. The Group strives to re- · WIELAND, Rainersist the political priorities of the left in Europe rainer.wieland@europarl.europa.euand to advance the goal of a more competitiveand democratic Europe, closer to its citizens. Presidency of the EPP GroupOriginally founded in June 1953 as the Chris-tian Democrat Group in the embryonic Com- Chairman:mon Assembly of the European Coal and Steel DAUL, JosephCommunity (comprised of nominated mem- joseph.daul@europarl.europa.eu – THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY – 14
  23. 23. Vice-Chairmen:· KARAS, Othmar Heads of national delegationsothmar.karas@europarl.europa.eu· WORTMANN-KOOL, Corien Germany (42 Members)corien.wortmann@europarl.europa.eu · LANGEN, Werner wlangen@europarl.eu.int· WEBER, Manfredmanfred.weber@europarl.europa.eu · FERBER, Markus markus.ferber@europarl.europa.eu· MAYOR OREJA, Jaimejaime.mayororeja@europarl.europa.eu Italy (35 Members) · MAURO, Mario· BONSIGNORE, Vito mario.mauro@europarl.europa.euvito.bonsignore@europarl.europa.eu · CASINI, Carlo· HÖKMARK, Gunnar carlo.casini@europarl.europa.eugunnar.hokmark@europarl.europa.eu· SZÁJER, József France (29 Members)jozsef.szajer@europarl.europa.eu · AUDY, Jean-Pierre jean-pierre.audy@europarl.europa.eu· KASOULIDES, Ioannisioannis.kasoulides@europarl.europa.eu Poland (28 Members) · SARYUSZ-WOLSKI, Jacek· RANGEL, Paulo jacek.saryusz-wolski@europarl.europa.eupaulo.rangel@europarl.europa.eu· MARINESCU, Marian-Jean Spain (23 Members)marian-jean.marinescu@europarl.europa.eu · MAYOR OREJA, Jaime jaime.mayororeja@europarl.europa.euSecretary General Hungary (14 Members)The staff of the EPP Group is led by · SZÁJER, JózsefSecretary General Martin Kamp. jozsef.szajer@europarl.europa.eumartin.kamp@europarl.europa.eu · GYÜRK, AndrásFor more information on the EPP Group andras.gjurk@europarl.europa.euin the European Parliament, please visit:www.eppgroup.eu Romania (14 Members) · STOLOJAN, Theodor DimitruQuaestors of the theodordimitru.stolojan@europarl.europa.euEuropean Parliament Portugal (10 Members)· LULLING, Astrid · RANGEL, Pauloastrid.lulling@europarl.europa.eu paulo.rangel@europarl.europa.eu· HIGGINS, Jim · MELO, Nuno 1jim.higgins@europarl.europa.eu nuno.melo@europarl.europa.eu – THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY – 15
  24. 24. Greece (8 Members) Luxembourg (3 Members)· GIANNAKOU, Marietta · ENGEL, Frankmarietta.giannakou@europarl.europa.eu frank.engel@europarl.europa.euAustria (6 Members) Slovenia (3 Members)· STRASSER, Ernst · ZVER, Milanernst.strasser@europarl.europa.eu milan.zver@europarl.europa.euBulgaria (6 Members) Czech Republic (2 Members)· KOVATCHEV, Andrey · ROITHOVÁ, Zuzanaandrey.kovatchev@europarl.europa.eu zuzana.roithoval@europarl.europa.euSlovakia (6 Members) Cyprus (2 Members)· ZÁBORSKÁ, Anna · KASOULIDES, Ioannisanna.zaborska@europarl.europa.eu ioannis.kasoulides@europarl.europa.euBelgium (5 Members) Malta (2 Members)· THYSSEN, Marianne · BUSUTTIL, Simonmarianne.thyssen@europarl.europa.eu simon.busuttil@europarl.europa.euNetherlands (5 Members) Denmark (1 Member)· VAN DE CAMP, Wim · BENDTSEN, Bendtwim.vandecamp@europarl.europa.eu bendt.bendtsen@europarl.europa.euSweden (5 Members) Estonia (1 Member)· HÖKMARK, Gunnar · KELAM, Tunnegunnar.hokmark@europarl.europa.eu tunne.kelam@europarl.europa.euIreland (4 Members)· MITCHELL, Gay EPP Group coordinators in thegay.mitchell@europarl.europa.eu parliamentary committeesFinland (4 Members) · SALAFRANCA, José Ignacio / · BROK, Elmar· ITÄLÄ, Ville Committee on Foreign Affairsville.itala@europarl.europa.eu joseignacio.salafranca@europarl.europa.euLithuania (4 Members) · MITCHELL, Gay / · KACZMAREK, Filip Committee on Development· LANDSBERGIS, Vytautas gay.mitchell@europarl.europa.euvytautas.landsbergis@europarl.europa.eu · CASPARY, DanielLatvia (3 Members) Committee on International Trade· KARIŅŠ, Arturs Krišjānis daniel.caspary@europarl.europa.eukrisjanis.karins@europarl.europa.eu – THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY – 16
  25. 25. · GARRIGA-POLLEDO, Salvador / · SURJÁN, László · ZWIEFKA, TadeuszCommittee on Budgets Committee on Legal Affairssalvador.garrigapolledo@europarl.europa.eu tadeusz.zwiefka@europarl.europa.eu· GRÄSSLE, Ingeborg · BUSUTTIL, SimonCommittee on Budgetary Control Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Homeingeborg.graessle@europarl.europa.eu Affairs simon.busuttil@europarl.europa.eu· GAUZÈSR, Jean-PaulCommittee on Economic and Monetary Affairs · MENDEZ DE VIGO, Íñigojean-paul.gauzes@europarl.europa.eu Committee on Constitutional Affairs inigo.mendezdevigo@europarl.europa.eu· ŐRY, CsabaCommittee on Employment and Social Affairs · BAUER, Editcsaba.ory@europarl.europa.eu Committee on Women‘s Rights and Gender Equality· LIESE, Peter / · SEEBER, Richard edit.bauer@europarl.europa.euCommittee on the Environment, Public Healthand Food Safety · GRUNY, Pascalepeter.liese@europarl.europa.eu Committee on Petitions pascale.gruny@europarl.europa.eu· del CASTILLO VERA, PilarCommittee on Industry, Research and Energy · GAHLER, Michaelpilar.delcastillo@europarl.europa.eu Subcommittee on Security and Defence michael.gahler@europarl.europa.eu· SCHWAB, AndreasCommittee on Internal Market and Consumer · TŐKÉS, László / · VAIDERE, IneseProtection Subcommittee on Human Rightsandreas.schwab@europarl.europa.eu ilaszlo.tokes@europarl.europa.eu· GROSCH, Mathieu · KARAS, OthmarCommittee on Transport and Tourism Special Committee on Financial, Economic andmathieu.grosch@europarl.europa.eu Social Crisis othmar.karas@europarl.europa.eu· VAN NISTELROOIJ, LambertCommittee on Regional Developmentlnist@home.nl Members· DESS, Albert AUSTRIACommittee on Agriculture and Rural Developmentalbert.dess@europarl.europa.eu · KARAS, Othmar othmar.karas@europarl.europa.eu· ANTINORO, AntonelloCommittee on Fisheries · KÖSTINGER, Elisabethantonello.antinoro@europarl.europa.eu elisabeth.koestinger@europarl.europa.eu· SCURRIA, Marco · RANNER, HellaCommittee on Culture and Education hella.ranner@europarl.europa.eumarco.scurria@europarl.europa.eu – THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY – 17 1
  26. 26. · RÜBIG, Paulpaul.ruebig@europarl.europa.eu CYPRUS · KASOULIDES, Ioannis· SEEBER, Richard ioannis.kasoulides@europarl.europa.eurichard.seeber@europarl.europa.eu · THEOCHAROUS, Eleni· STRASSER, Ernst eleni.theocharous@europarl.europa.euernst.strasser@europarl.europa.euBELGIUM CZECH REPUBLIC · BŘEZINA, Jan· BELET, Ivo jan.brezina@europarl.europa.euivo.belet@europarl.europa.eu · ROITHOVÁ, Zuzana· DEHAENE, Jean-Luc zuzana.roithova@europarl.europa.eujean-luc.dehaene@europarl.europa.eu· DELVAUX, Anneanne.delvaux@europarl.europa.eu DENMARK · BENDTSEN, Bendt· GROSCH, Mathieu bendt.bendtsen@europarl.europa.eumathieu.grosch@europarl.europa.eu· THYSSEN, Mariannemarianne.thyssen@europarl.europa.eu ESTONIA · KELAM, Tunne tunne.kelam@europarl.europa.euBULGARIA· IVANOVA, Ilianailiana.ivanova@europarl.europa.eu FINLAND · ITÄLÄ, Ville· KOVATCHEV, Andrey ville.itala@europarl.europa.euandrey.kovatchev@europarl.europa.eu · KORHOLA, Eija-Riitta· NEDELCHEVA, Mariya eija-riitta.korhola@europarl.europa.eumariya.nedelcheva@europarl.europa.eu · PIETIKÄINEN, Sirpa· NEYNSKY, Nadezhda sirpa.pietikainen@europarl.europa.euNadezhda.Neynsky@europarl.europa.eu · ESSAYAH, Sari· STOYANOV, Emil sari.essayah@europarl.europa.euemilstefanov.stoyanov@europarl.europa.eu· URUTCHEV, Vladimirvladimir.urutchev@europarl.europa.eu FRANCE · ABAD, Damien damien.abad@europarl.europa.eu – THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY – 18
  27. 27. · AUCONIE - BRIARD, Sophie · LAMASSOURE, Alainsophie.auconie@europarl.europa.eu alain.lamassoure@europarl.europa.eu· AUDY, Jean-Pierre · LE GRIP, Constancejean-pierre.audy@europarl.europa.eu constance.legrip@europarl.europa.eu· BAUDIS, Dominique · MATHIEU, Véroniquedominique.baudis@europarl.europa.eu veronique.mathieu@europarl.europa.eu· BÉCHU, Christophe · MORIN-CHARTIER, Elisabethchristophe.bechu@europarl.europa.eu elisabeth.morinchartier@europarl.europa.eu· CADEC, Alain · PONGA, Mauricealain.cadec@europarl.europa.eu maurice.ponga@europarl.europa.eu· CAVADA, Jean-Marie · RIQUET, Dominiquejean-marie.cavada@europarl.europa.eu dominique.riquet@europarl.europa.eu· DANJEAN, Arnaud · SAÏFI, Tokiaarnaud.danjean@europarl.europa.eu tokia.saifi@europarl.europa.eu· DANTIN, Michel · SANCHEZ-SCHMID, Marie-Thérèsemichel.dantin@europarl.europa.eu marie-therese.sanchez-schmid@europarl.europa.eu· DATI, Rachida · SOULLIE, Catherinerachida.dati@europarl.europa.eu catherine.soullie@europarl.europa.eu· DAUL, Joseph · STRIFFLER, Michèlejoseph.daul@europarl.europa.eu michele.striffler@europarl.europa.eu· DE VEYRAC, Christine · VLASTO, Dominiquechristine.deveyrac@europarl.europa.eu dominique.vlasto@europarl.europa.eu· FRANCO, Gastongaston.franco@europarl.europa.eu GERMANY· GALLO, Marielle · BALZ, Burkhardmarielle.gallo@europarl.europa.eu burkhard.balz@europarl.europa.eu· GAUZÈS, Jean-Paul · BÖGE, Reimerjean-paul.gauzes@europarl.europa.eu reimer.boege@europarl.europa.eu· GROSSETÊTE, Françoise · BROK, Elmarfrancoise.grossetete@europarl.europa.eu elmar.brok@europarl.europa.eu· GRUNY, Pascale · CASPARY, Danielpascale.gruny@europarl.europa.eu daniel.caspary@europarl.europa.eu· JUVIN, Philippe · DESS, Albert 1philippe.juvin@europarl.europa.eu albert.dess@europarl.europa.eu – THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY – 19
  28. 28. · EHLER, Christian · MAYER, Hans-Peterchristian.ehler@europarl.europa.eu hans-peter.mayer@europarl.europa.eu· FERBER, Markus · NIEBLER, Angelikamarkus.ferber@europarl.europa.eu angelika.niebler@europarl.europa.eu· FLORENZ, Karl-Heinz · PACK, Doriskarl-heinz.florenz@europarl.europa.eu doris.pack@europarl.europa.eu· GAHLER, Michael · PIEPER, Markusmichael.gahler@europarl.europa.eu markus.pieper@europarl.europa.eu· GRÄSSLE, Ingeborg · PÖTTERING, Hans-Gertingeborg.graessle@europarl.europa.eu hans-gert.poettering@europarl.europa.eu· HOHLMEIER, Monika · POSSELT, Berndmonika.hohlmeier@europarl.europa.eu bernd.posselt@europarl.europa.eu· JAHR, Peter · QUISTHOUDT-ROWOHL, Godelievepeter.jahr@europarl.europa.eu godelieve.quisthoudt-rowohl@europarl.europa.eu· JEGGLE, Elisabeth · REUL, Herbertelisabeth.jeggle@europarl.europa.eu herbert.reul@europarl.europa.eu;kgs@cdurbk.de· KASTLER, Martin · SCHNELLHARDT, Horstmartin.kastler@europarl.europa.eu a.schumann@schnellhardt-europa.de· KLASS, Christa · SCHNIEBER-JASTRAM, Birgitchrista.klass@europarl.europa.eu birgit.schnieber-jastram@europarl.europa.eu· KOCH, Dieter-Lebrecht · SCHWAB, Andreasdieter-lebrecht.koch@europarl.europa.eu andreas.schwab@europarl.europa.eu· KUHN, Werner · SOMMER, Renatewerner.kuhn@europarl.europa.eu renate.sommer@europarl.europa.eu· LANGEN, Werner · ULMER, Thomaswerner.langen@europarl.europa.eu thomas.ulmer@europarl.europa.eu· LECHNER, Kurt · VERHEYEN, Sabinekurt.lechner@europarl.europa.eu sabine.verheyen@europarl.europa.eu· LEHNE, Klaus-Heiner · VOSS, Axelklaus-heiner.lehne@europarl.europa.eu axel.voss@europarl.europa.eu· LIESE, Peter · WEBER, Manfredpeter.liese@europarl.europa.eu manfred.weber@europarl.europa.eu· MANN, Thomas · WEISGERBER, Anjathomas.mann@europarl.europa.eu anja.weisgerber@europarl.europa.eu – THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY – 20
  29. 29. · WIELAND, Rainer · GLATTFELDER, Bélarainer.wieland@europarl.europa.eu bela.glattfelder@europarl.europa.eu· WINKLER, Hermann · GYŐRI, Enikőhermann.winkler@europarl.europa.eu eniko.gyori@europarl.europa.eu· ZELLER, Joachim · GYÜRK, Andrásjoachim.zeller@europarl.europa.eu andras.gyurk@europarl.europa.eu · HANKISS, ÁgnesGREECE agnes.hankiss@europarl.europa.eu· GIANNAKOU, Marietta · JÁRÓKA, Líviamarietta.giannakou@europarl.europa.eu livia.jaroka@europarl.europa.eu· KOUMOUTSAKOS, Georgios · KÓSA, Ádámgeorgios.koumoutsakos@europarl.europa.eu adam.kosa@europarl.europa.eu· KRATSA-TSAGAROPOULOU, Rodi · ŐRY, Csabarodi.kratsa-tsagaropoulou@europarl.europa.eu csaba.ory@europarl.europa.eu· PAPANIKOLAOU, Georgios · SCHÖPFLIN, Györgygeorgios.papanikolaou@europarl.europa.eu gyorgy.schopflin@europarl.europa.eu· PAPASTAMKOS, Georgios · SURJÁN, Lászlógeorgios.papastamkos@europarl.europa.eu laszlo.surjan@europarl.europa.eu· POUPAKIS, Konstantinos · SZÁJER, Józsefkonstantinos.poupakis@europarl.europa.eu jozsef.szajer@europarl.europa.eu· SKYLAKAKIS, Theodorostheodoros.skylakakis@europarl.europa.eu IRELAND· TSOUKALAS, Ioannis A. · HIGGINS, Jimioannis.tsoukalas@europarl.europa.eu jim.higgins@europarl.europa.eu · KELLY, SeánHUNGARY sean.kelly@europarl.europa.eu· ÁDER, János · McGUINNESS, Mairead janos.ader@europarl.europa.eu mairead.mcguinness@europarl.europa.eu· DEUTSCH, Tamás · MITCHELL, Gaytamas.deutsch@europarl.europa.eu gay.mitchell@europarl.europa.eu· GÁL, Kingakinga.gal@europarl.europa.eu ITALY· GÁLL-PELCZ, Ildikó · ALBERTINI, Gabriele 1ildiko.gall-pelcz@europarl.europa.eu gabriele.albertini@europarl.europa.eu – THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY – 21
  30. 30. · 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· COLLINO, Giovanni · RONZULLI, Liciagiovanni.collino@europarl.europa.eu licia.ronzulli@europarl.europa.eu· COMI, Lara · SALATTO, Potitolara.comi@europarl.europa.eu potito.salatto@europarl.europa.eu· DE MITA, Luigi Ciriaco · SARTORI, Amalialuigiciriaco.demita@europarl.europa.eu amalia.sartori@europarl.europa.eu· DORFMANN, Herbert · SCURRIA, Marcoherbert.dorfmann@europarl.europa.eu marco.scurria@europarl.europa.eu· FIDANZA, Carlo · SILVESTRIS, Sergio Paolo Francescocarlo.fidanza@europarl.europa.eu sergio.silvestris@europarl.europa.eu· GARDINI, Elisabetta · TATARELLA, Salvatoreelisabetta.gardini@europarl.europa.eu salvatore.tatarella@europarl.europa.eu· IACOLINO, Salvatore · ZANICCHI, Ivasalvatore.iacolino@europarl.europa.eu iva.zanicchi@europarl.europa.eu – THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY – 22
  31. 31. LATVIA NETHERLANDS· KALNIETE, Sandra · van de CAMP, Wim sandra.kalniete@europarl.europa.eu wim.vandecamp@europarl.europa.eu· KARIŅŠ, Arturs Krišjānis · de LANGE, Estherkrisjanis.karins@europarl.europa.eu esther.delange@europarl.europa.eu· VAIDERE, Inese · van NISTELROOIJ, Lambertinese.vaidere@europarl.europa.eu lambert.vannistelrooij@europarl.europa.eu · OOMEN-RUIJTEN, RiaLITHUANIA ria.oomen-ruijten@europarl.europa.eu· ANDRIKIENĖ, Laima Liucija · WORTMANN-KOOL, Corienlaimaliucija.andrikiene@europarl.europa.eu corien.wortmann@europarl.europa.eu· LANDSBERGIS, Vytautasvytautas.landsbergis@europarl.europa.eu POLAND· MORKŪNAITĖ-MIKULĖNIENĖ, Radvilė · BORYS, Piotrradvile.morkunaite-mikuleniene@europarl.europa.eu piotr.borys@europarl.europa.eu· SAUDARGAS, Algirdas · BUZEK, Jerzyalgirdas.saudargas@europarl.europa.eu jerzy.buzek@europarl.europa.eu · GRZYB, AndrzejLUXEMBOURG andrzej.grzyb@europarl.europa.eu· BACH, Georges · HANDZLIK, Małgorzatageorges.bach@europarl.europa.eu malgorzata.handzlik@europarl.europa.eu· ENGEL, Frank · HIBNER, Jolanta Emiliafrank.engel@europarl.europa.eu jolantaemilia.hibner@europarl.europa.eu· LULLING, Astrid · HÜBNER, Danuta Mariaastrid.lulling@europarl.europa.eu danuta.huebner@europarl.europa.eu · JAZŁOWIECKA, DanutaMALTA danuta.jazlowiecka@europarl.europa.eu· BUSUTTIL, Simon · JĘDRZEJEWSKA, Sidonia Elżbietasimon.busuttil@europarl.europa.eu sidonia.jedrzejewska@europarl.europa.eu· CASA, David · KACZMAREK, Filipdavid.casa@europarl.europa.eu filip.kaczmarek@europarl.europa.eu · KALINOWSKI, Jarosław jarosaw.kalinowski@europarl.europa.eu – THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY – 23 1
  32. 32. · KOLARSKA-BOBIŃSKA, Lena · ZWIEFKA, Tadeuszlena.kolarska-bobinska@europarl.europa.eu tadeusz.zwiefka@europarl.europa.eu· KOZŁOWSKI, Janjan.kozlowski@europarl.europa.eu PORTUGAL· LISEK, Krzysztof · BASTOS, Reginakrzysztof.lisek@europarl.europa.eu regina.bastos@europarl.europa.eu· ŁUKACIJEWSKA, Elżbieta Katarzyna · CARVALHO, Maria Da Graçaelzbietakatarzyna.lukacijewska@europarl.europa.eu mariadagraca.carvalho@europarl.europa.eu· MARCINKIEWICZ, Bogdan Kazimierz · COELHO, Carlosbogdan.marcinkiewicz@europarl.europa.eu carlos.coelho@europarl.europa.eu· NITRAS, Sławomir Witold · DAVID, Márioslawomir.nitras@europarl.europa.eu mario.david@europarl.europa.eu· OLBRYCHT, Jan · FEIO, Diogojan.olbrycht@europarl.europa.eu diogo.feio@europarl.europa.eu· PROTASIEWICZ, Jacek · FERNANDES, José Manueljacek.protasiewicz@europarl.europa.eu josemanuel.fernandes@europarl.europa.eu· SARYUSZ-WOLSKI, Jacek · MELO, Nunojacek.saryusz-wolski@europarl.europa.eu nuno.melo@europarl.europa.eu· SIEKIERSKI, Czesław Adam · PATRÃO NEVES, Maria do Céuczeslaw.siekierski@europarl.europa.eu mariadoceu.patraoneves@europarl.europa.eu· SKRZYDLEWSKA, Joanna Katarzyna · RANGEL, Paulojoanna.skrzydlewska@europarl.europa.eu paulo.rangel@europarl.europa.eu· SONIK, Bogusław · TEIXEIRA, Nunoboguslaw.sonik@europarl.europa.eu nuno.teixeira@europarl.europa.eu· THUN UND HOHENSTEIN, Róża, Gräfin vonroza.thun@europarl.europa.eu ROMANIA· TRZASKOWSKI, Rafał · ANTONESCU, Elena Oanarafal.trzaskowski@europarl.europa.eu elenaoana.antonescu@europarl.europa.eu· WAŁĘSA, Jarosław Leszek · BĂSESCU, Elenajaroslaw.walesa@europarl.europa.eu elena.basescu@europarl.europa.eu· ZALEWSKI, Paweł · BODU, Sebastian Valentinpavelksawery.zalewski@europarl.europa.eu sebastianvalentin.bodu@europarl.europa.eu· ZASADA, Artur · LUHAN, Petru Constantinartur.zasada@europarl.europa.eu petru.luhan@europarl.europa.eu – THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY – 24
  33. 33. · MACOVEI, Monica Luisamonica.macovei@europarl.europa.eu SLOVENIA · JORDAN CIZELJ, Romana· MARINESCU, Marian-Jean romana.jordancizelj@europarl.europa.eumarian-jean.marinescu@europarl.europa.eu · PETERLE, Alojz· MATULA, Iosif alojz.peterle@europarl.europa.euiosif.matula@europarl.europa.eu · ZVER, Milan· NICULESCU, Rareş-Lucian milan.zver@europarl.europa.eurares-lucian.niculescu@europarl.europa.eu· PREDA, Cristian Dancristiandan.preda@europarl.europa.eu SPAIN · ARIAS ECHEVERRÍA, Pablo· SÓGOR, Csaba pablo.ariasecheverria@europarl.europa.eucsaba.sogor@europarl.europa.eu · AYUSO GONZALEZ, Pilar· STOLOJAN, Theodor Dumitru pilar.ayuso@europarl.europa.eutheodordumitru.stolojan@europarl.europa.eu · del CASTILLO VERA, Pilar· TŐKÉS, László pilar.delcastillo@europarl.europa.eulaszlo.tokes@europarl.europa.eu · DÍAZ DE MERA GARCÍA CONSUEGRA, Agustín· UNGUREANU, Traian agustin.diazdemera@europarl.europa.eutraian.ungureanu@europarl.europa.eu · ESTARÀS FERRAGUT, Rosa· WINKLER, Iuliu rosa.estaras@europarl.europa.euiuliu.winkler@europarl.europa.eu · FISAS AYXELA, Santiago santiago.fisasayxela@europarl.europa.euSLOVAKIA · FRAGA ESTÉVEZ, Carmen· BAUER, Edit carmen.fragaestevez@europarl.europa.euedit.bauer@europarl.europa.eu · GARCÍA-MARGALLO Y MARFIL, José Manuel· KUKAN, Eduard josemanuel.garcia-margalloymarfil@europarl.europa.eueduard.kukan@europarl.europa.eu · GARRIGA POLLEDO, Salvador· MÉSZÁROS, Alajos salvador.garrigapolledo@europarl.europa.eualajos.meszaros@europarl.europa.eu · de GRANDES PASCUAL, Luis· MIKOLÁŠIK, Miroslav luis.degrandespascual@europarl.europa.eumiroslav.mikolasik@europarl.europa.eu · GUTIÉRREZ CORTINES, Cristina· ŠŤASTNÝ, Peter cristina.gutierrez-cortines@europarl.europa.eupeter.stastny@europarl.europa.eu · HERRANZ GARCÍA, Esther· ZÁBORSKÁ, Anna esther.herranzgarcia@europarl.europa.eu 1anna.zaborska@europarl.europa.eu – THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY – 25
  34. 34. · ITURGAIZ ANGULO, Carlos Josécarlos.iturgaizangulo@europarl.europa.eu EPP in the Committee of· JIMÉNEZ BECERRIL BARRIO, Teresa the Regionsteresa.jimenez-becerril@europarl.europa.eu· LOPE FONTAGNÉ, Veronica The Committee of the Regions (CoR) is the po-veronica.lopefontagne@europarl.europa.eu litical assembly that provides local and regio- nal authorities with a voice at the heart of the· LÓPEZ-ISTÚRIZ WHITE, Antonio European Union. The EPP Group, led by Presi-antonio.lopezisturiz@europarl.europa.eu dent Michael Schneider, is a leading political pillar in the CoR, making it the driving force for· MATO ADROVER, Gabriel strengthening and increasing the role and in-gabriel.mato@europarl.europa.eu fluence of local and regional authorities in the EU decision-making process.· MAYOR OREJA, Jaimejaime.mayororeja@europarl.europa.eu The EPP Group in the CoR cooperates closely with the European Commission by organising· MÉNDEZ DE VIGO, Íñigo high level meetings with Commissioners on to-inigo.mendezdevigo@europarl.europa.eu pical EU issues such as energy policy, the new transport policy and the future EU maritime· MILLÁN MON, Francisco policy. On the other hand, the EPP Group in thefrancisco.millanmon@europarl.europa.eu CoR has continued to strengthen its cooperati- on with the European Parliament and most no-· SALAFRANCA SÁNCHEZ-NEYRA, José Ignacio tably with the Committee for Regional Affairsjoseignacio.salafranca@europarl.europa.eu for the promotion of local and regional interests in Europe.· VIDAL-QUADRAS, Alejoalejo.vidal-quadras@europarl.europa.eu The Presidency· ZALBA BIDEGAIN, Pablopablo.zalbabidegain@europarl.europa.eu The Presidency is made up of the President and Vice-Presidents. It‘s responible for the im- plementation of the duties designated by theSWEDEN Group Bureau, it represents the Group inside and outside the CoR, it supports the President· CORAZZA BILDT, Anna Maria on Group matters, and in the event of an emer-annamaria.corazzabildt@europarl.europa.eu gency, it is responsible for taking decisions on behalf of the competent bodies. Currently, the· FJELLNER, Christofer Presidency is composed of the following Mem-christofer.fjellner@europarl.europa.eu bers:· HÖKMARK, Gunnar · SCHNEIDER, Michaelgunnar.hokmark@europarl.europa.eu State Secretary - Representative of the land Saxony Anhalt to the Federal Government· IBRIŠAGIĆ, Anna michael.schneider@lv.stk.sachsen-anhalt.deanna.ibrisagic@europarl.europa.eu · LEBRUN, Michel· SVENSSON, Alf Member of the Regional Parliament of Walloniaalf.svensson@europarl.europa.eu mlebrun@skynet.be – THE EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY – 26

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