EPP-ED PrioritiesBrussels, 4 March 2008
The European Union has to face a number of challenges in today's globalised world, including major issues concerning security, employment, competitiveness and solidarity, energy and food supplies, the environment and climate change. How we tackle these challenges will influence Europe’s place in the world. The Presidency of the EPP-ED Group has decided to maximise its influence by engaging in these strategic European debates, in order to provide their solutions.
Chairman of the EPP-ED Group in the European Parliament
We must complete our present mandate with a more prosperous, but also a more united Europe, a Europe more closely linked, with more initiative, and a more cohesive political dimension. This is and must be our main contribution to the European Union: to consolidate it in the coming years into an important union.
Vice-Chairman of the EPP-ED Group
I hope that all the priorities will fit into one crucial message: that Europe will serve its citizens.
President of the European Commission
|The EPP-ED Group, with 288 members, has committed itself to shaping a Europe for our future, responding to the expectations of its half a billion citizens.
Ahead of the European elections, the EPP-ED Group has set out ten priorities for a better future, grouped into four chapters: A Europe of values; A Europe of growth; A Europe of safety and A Europe of solidarity.
The official presentation of the priorities included interventions by Joseph Daul MEP (France), Chairman of the EPP-ED Group in the European Parliament, Jaime Mayor Oreja MEP (Spain), Vice-Chairman of the EPP-ED Group and the architect of the Priorities, Wilfried Martens, President of the EPP Party, José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission and Hans-Gert Poettering MEP (Germany), President of the European Parliament.
Among other documents that will be presented here will be a video presentation of the Priorities, texts and videos of the speeches, photos of the event and more.
|Ten Priorities of the EPP-ED Group - A Political Strategy for 2008-2009
Video on 'EPP-ED Priorities'
|04/03/2008||EPP-ED Group's Political Strategy: values, prosperity, security and solidarity. Joseph Daul MEP, Chairman of the EPP-ED Group|
|Photos of the event - Slideshow|
|04/03/2008||Speech by Joseph Daul MEP|
|04/03/2008||Speech by José Manuel Durão Barroso, President of the European Commission|
|04/03/2008||Speech by Jaime Mayor-Oreja MEP, Vice-Chairman of the EPP-ED Group|
|04/03/2008||Speech by Wilfried Martens, EPP President|
EPP-ED Group Reference Documents