From reform to Growth - EPP Congress Dublin 2014
The Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies was present at the XII Congress of the European People’s Party (EPP) that took place in Dublin on 6 and 7 March 2014, an event that gathered more than 2,000 participants, including the leaders of EU institutions, heads of state and government, party leaders, ministers, national and European parliamentarians, and delegates from EPP member parties throughout Europe.
CES recently published a study called "From Reform to Growth: Managing the Economic Crisis in Europe" (2013), where the importance of reforms for creating competitive economies and achieving lasting growth are discussed.
Hosted by EPP member party Fine Gael, the Congress launched the EPP’s EU-wide campaign for the 2014 European elections. The Congress selected the EPP’s candidate for President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, who will then lead the Party’s EU-wide campaign for the European elections which will take place from 22 to 25 May 2014.