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The Group of the European People's Party (Christian-Democrats) and European Democrats (EPP-ED), the most influential group in the European Parliament with 288 Members from the 27 Member States, held its Study Days in Paris during the first few days of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Chaired by Joseph Daul MEP (UMP, F), the European centre-right parliamentary group concentrated its three working days on the theme of security in Europe: security for citizens, energy security and food security.

More than thirty speakers addressed MEPs who were joined by French Ministers Alliot-Marie, Barnier, Lagarde and Morin, Polish Minister Klich, German Minister Schmidt, the President of the European Parliament, Hans-Gert Poettering MEP, the President of the UMP Group in the National Assembly, François Copé, the Secretary-General of the UMP, Patrick Devedjian, the European Union Counter-Terrorism Coordinator, Gilles de Kerchove, as well as European Commissioners Ferrero-Waldner, Barrot and Tajani.

The event was transmitted live on the EPP-ED website.

Press releases:
04/07/2008 Closure of the EPP-ED Group Study days: European Centre-Right: Our priorities match the priorities of the French EU Presidency. Joseph Daul, EPP-ED Group Chairman enfr
04/07/2008 EPP-ED Group Study days: Rising food prices - a global responsibility for Europeen
04/07/2008 EU-Lebensmittelkennzeichnung muss sinnvoll und handhabbar sein/ EU food labelling must be useful and manageable. Renate Sommer MEP de
03/07/2008 Journées d´études du Groupe du PPE-DE: L'Europe doit plus informer les citoyens sur les problèmes énergétiques. Dominique Vlasto, MdPE fr
03/07/2008 EPP-ED Study Days: A coherent energy policy for Europe en
03/07/2008 EPP-ED Study Days: Lessons learned from the ESDP: Be proud of EU defence en
02/07/2008 Europe: The Centre-Right values reforms over slogans. Joseph Daul MEP, Chairman of the EPP-ED Group deenfr
02/07/2008 EPP-ED Study Days, Paris: Fight against organised crime, the need for an urgent response en
02/07/2008 EPP-ED Study Days, Paris: Possibilities for the fight against terrorism within the EU en
02/07/2008 EPP-ED Study Days, Paris: EU needs a political role in fight against terrorism en
02/07/2008 Ouverture des Journées d´études du Groupe du PPE-DE: 'Une Europe qui protège, sans être protectionniste'. Joseph Daul, Président du Groupe du PPE-DE au Parlement européen fr
01/07/2008 French EU Presidency: Security main issue of EPP-ED Group Study Days in Paris (2-4 July 2008) deenfr

Photos of the Study days deenfr

EPP-ED Study Days videos:

Flash Video Together for a safer Europe

Flash Video Energy security

Flash Video Global food crisis

02/07/2008 Speech by Joseph Daul, Chairman of the EPP-ED Group docfr
02/07/2008 Speech by Professor Walid Phares, "European Foundation for Democracy" docen
02/07/2008 Speech by Terry Tennens, Director of International Justice Mission docen
02/07/2008 Speech by Brigadier-General Vincenzo Coppola, Head of the European Union Police Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina Microsoft PowerPointen
02/07/2008 Speech by Karl von Wogau MEP, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence in the EP docdeenfr
03/07/2008 Speech by Pieter Boot, Director of the Long term Cooperation and Policy Analysis office - International Energy Agency Microsoft PowerPointen
03/07/2008 Speech by Franz Fischler, President of the RISE foundation (Rural Investment Support for Europe) Microsoft PowerPointen
03/07/2008 Speech by Hafez Ghanem, Assistant Director-General of the Economic and Social Development Department, FAO Microsoft PowerPointen
04/07/2008 Speech by Catherine Geslain-Lanéelle, Executive Director European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) docfr