European People's Party

  • european people's party
    presidentdonald tusk (pl)
    secretary-generalantonio lópez-istúriz white mep (es)
    group leadermanfred weber mep (de)
    founded8 july 1976 (1976-07-08)
    headquartersrue du commerce/handelsstraat 10, 1000 – brussels, belgium
    think tankwilfried martens centre for european studies
    student wingeuropean democrat students
    youth wingyouth of the european people's party
    women's wingwomen of the european people's party
    ideologyconservatism[1]
    liberal conservatism[2]
    christian democracy[2]
    pro-europeanism[3]
    political positioncentre-right[1]
    international affiliationcentrist democrat international[4]
    international democrat union[5]
    european parliament groupeuropean people's party
    colours     blue
    european parliament
    177 / 705
    european council
    10 / 27
    european commission
    10 / 27
    european lower houses
    2,199 / 9,874
    www.epp.eu
    • politics of european union
    • political parties
    • elections

    the european people's party (epp) is a european political party with conservative[6] and liberal-conservative[2] member parties. a transnational organisation, it is composed of other political parties, not individuals. founded by primarily christian democratic parties in 1976, it has since broadened its membership to include liberal-conservative parties and parties with other centre-right political perspectives.[7][8][9][10] on 20 november 2019 the party elected as its president, the former prime minister of poland and president of the european council, donald tusk.[11]

    the epp has been the largest party in the european parliament since 1999 and in the european council since 2002. it is also the largest party in the current european commission. the president of the european commission ursula von der leyen is from the epp. many of the founding fathers of the european union were also from parties that later formed the epp. outside the eu the party also controls a majority in the parliamentary assembly of the council of europe.

    the epp includes major centre-right parties such as the cdu/csu of germany, the republicans of france, cd&v of belgium, pnl of romania, fine gael of ireland, kokoomus of finland, new democracy of greece, forza italia of italy, the people's party (pp) of spain, and the civic platform of poland.

  • history
  • platform and manifesto
  • governance
  • activities within the party
  • activities within european institutions
  • activities beyond the european union
  • wilfried martens centre for european studies
  • epp associations
  • membership
  • notes
  • references
  • bibliography
  • external links

European People's Party
PresidentDonald Tusk (PL)
Secretary-GeneralAntonio López-Istúriz White MEP (ES)
Group leaderManfred Weber MEP (DE)
Founded8 July 1976 (1976-07-08)
HeadquartersRue du Commerce/Handelsstraat 10, 1000 – Brussels, Belgium
Think tankWilfried Martens Centre for European Studies
Student wingEuropean Democrat Students
Youth wingYouth of the European People's Party
Women's wingWomen of the European People's Party
IdeologyConservatism[1]
Liberal conservatism[2]
Christian democracy[2]
Pro-Europeanism[3]
Political positionCentre-right[1]
International affiliationCentrist Democrat International[4]
International Democrat Union[5]
European Parliament groupEuropean People's Party
Colours     Blue
European Parliament
177 / 705
European Council
10 / 27
European Commission
10 / 27
European Lower Houses
2,199 / 9,874
www.epp.eu

The European People's Party (EPP) is a European political party with conservative[6] and liberal-conservative[2] member parties. A transnational organisation, it is composed of other political parties, not individuals. Founded by primarily Christian democratic parties in 1976, it has since broadened its membership to include liberal-conservative parties and parties with other centre-right political perspectives.[7][8][9][10] On 20 November 2019 the party elected as its President, the former Prime Minister of Poland and President of the European Council, Donald Tusk.[11]

The EPP has been the largest party in the European Parliament since 1999 and in the European Council since 2002. It is also the largest party in the current European Commission. The President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen is from the EPP. Many of the founding fathers of the European Union were also from parties that later formed the EPP. Outside the EU the party also controls a majority in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

The EPP includes major centre-right parties such as the CDU/CSU of Germany, The Republicans of France, CD&V of Belgium, PNL of Romania, Fine Gael of Ireland, Kokoomus of Finland, New Democracy of Greece, Forza Italia of Italy, the People's Party (PP) of Spain, and the Civic Platform of Poland.