EPP stories

Every politician in the EPP family represents a community, and your Member of the European Parliament, MEP, comes from your local community. They represent you in Europe because they know what your concerns are. You can be sure that they know how the life in your community is and they ’ve experienced many of the same things you’ve been through – whether it’s looking for a job, starting their own business, trying different career paths, relocating for work – just like so many Europeans these days. Talk to your MEP and to those who aim at becoming one. They’re there to help you. They’ve had ups and downs like you, they’ve come through difficult times just like you.

Here they share some of their surprising stories and backgrounds, in their personal and professional lives. The EPP is made up of political leaders who have been farmers, pilots, teachers, entrepreneurs, foodies, and translators, lawyers, assistants, shopkeepers and so on. We hope this will provide you with a better idea on why they’re working on the issues they care about, to find solutions to issues that you care about. Get to know them better here and feel free to get in touch with them too.

We want a digital Europe

Europe must embrace the digital revolution and open up digital opportunities for people and businesses. Every single minute, the world generates 1.7 million billion bytes of data. Internet traffic is doubling every 2-3 years and mobile internet traffic every year. In 2020, there will be 50 billion wirelessly-connected devices globally. … Read more

Investing in Europe

A few months after its launch, the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), also known as the Juncker plan, is on track and financing projects in the real economy.   Backed from the beginning by the EPP Group and championed by Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen, this plan, which is due to activate … Read more

Performance-Based Budgeting and Transport

During the November Plenary Session, I had the opportunity to speak with several people while taking the tram in Strasbourg. The first tram line in Strasbourg opened in 1878 and was originally horse-drawn. After 1894, when an electric-powered tram system was introduced, a widespread network of tramways was built, one … Read more

Migration is everyone’s challenge

These trying times are a test for Europe, and how we respond under the pressure of increased migration is a measure of the strength of our fundamental values. It is within our European values that we seek the answers to the challenges we face. The EPP Group has called for … Read more