introduction by Hans-Gert Pöttering and a foreword by Joseph Daul, this book invites you to discover the role played by one of the major political forces to have grown up in the European Parliament, from its creation in 1953 to its comprehensive victory in the European elections in June 2009. The European People's Party brings together most of the centre, moderate and Conservative parties in the Europe of 27. Its views have a decisive and growing influence on EU decision-making. The EPP Group, which has played a part in major European events from the birth of the Community in the midst of the Cold War to the introduction of the Single Market and the euro, from the reunification of the continent after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 to the impact of globalisation and the economic crisis, is above all a collection of men and women who share the same values and the same commitment to European integration. Written by Pascal Fontaine, drawn from unpublished archives and interviews, the book is a valuable source of information for anyone wanting a better knowledge and understanding of the history of European integration. Text in English, French & German.