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The European Democrat Union is the European wing of the International Democrat Union. It contains both Christian Democrat and Conservative political parties. World map showing the location of Europe. ... The International Democrat Union (IDU) is an international grouping of conservative and Christian democratic political parties. ... Christian Democracy is a political ideology, born at the end of the 19th century, largely as a result of the papal encyclical Rerum Novarum of Pope Leo XIII, in which the Vatican recognizes workers misery and agrees that something should be done about it, in reaction to the rise of... This article deals with conservatism as a political philosophy. ...

Virtually all IDU/EDU members are also members of the European People's Party (EPP) with the most notable exception being the British Conservative Party (although its allied with the EPP in the European Parliament as part of the 'ED' faction of the EPP-ED Group). In October 2002, the EDU ceased its activities after being formally absorbed by the EPP at a special event in Estoril, Portugal. The European Peoples Party (EPP) is the largest European political party. ... The new logo of the Conservative Party The Conservative Party is the largest centre right political party in the United Kingdom. ... EPP-ED logo The European Peoples Party - European Democrats is a group in the European Parliament. ...

Members include:

The Austrian Peoples Party (de:Österreichische Volkspartei, or ÖVP) is an Austrian political party. ... The Croatian Democratic Union (Croatian: Hrvatska Demokratska Zajednica, HDZ), is a major Croatian political party. ... The Democratic Rally (Greek: Δημοκρατικός Συναγερμός), or DISY, is a conservative political party in Cyprus, led by Nikos Anastasiadhis. ... The Civic Democratic Party (Czech: Občanská demokratická strana - abbreviation: ODS) is the largest conservative political party in the Czech Republic. ... The Conservative Peoples Party (Danish Det Konservative Folkeparti) is a Danish political party. ... The Pro Patria Union or Isamaaliit is a conservative political party in Estonia. ... Res Publica Party (Estonian: Erakond Res Publica) is a conservative political party in Estonia. ... The National Coalition Party (Kansallinen Kokoomus or Samlingspartiet) is a political party in Finland. ... The Union for a Popular Movement (Union pour un Mouvement Populaire, UMP), initially named the Union for the Presidential Majority (Union pour la Majorité Présidentielle), is the main French conservative political party. ... The Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU - Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands) is the largest conservative political party in Germany. ... The Christian Social Union of Bavaria (CSU – ) is a conservative political party in Germany. ... Party logo New Democracy (ND, Greek: Νέα Δημοκρατία, Nea Dhimokratia), founded in 1974, is the main center-right liberal-conservative political party in Greece. ... The former main office building of Fidesz The Fidesz – Hungarian Civic Union (in Hungarian: Fidesz – Magyar Polgári Szövetség) is a large centre-right conservative and Christian Democratic political party in Hungary; as of 2006, it is the largest opposition party. ... Forza Italia (Forward Italy) is an Italian party. ... The Union of Christian and Centre Democrats (Italian: Unione dei Democratici Cristiani e Democratici di Centro) is a political party in Italy formed by a merger of the former Centro Cristiano Democratico and Christiani Democratici Uniti parties. ... The South Tyrolese Peoples Party (German: Südtiroler Volkspartei) was founded 1945 and is a political party in the South Tyrol region of Italy. ... The Conservative Party (Høyre, H, meaning right) is a Norwegian political party. ... The Social Democratic Party (Portuguese: Partido Social Democrata, pron. ... The Union of Right Forces, or SPS (Сою́з Пра́вых Сил, СПС/Soyuz Pravykh Sil), is a Russian political party commonly associated with free market reforms, privatization, and the legacy of the Young Reformers of the 1990s: Anatoly Chubais, Boris Nemtsov, and Yegor Gaidar. ... The Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS — Slovenian: Slovenska demokratska stranka), previously the Social Democratic Party of Slovenia (Slovenian: Socialdemokratska stranka Slovenije) is a political party in Slovenia. ... The Peoples Party (Spanish: Partido Popular) is the largest liberal conservative political party in Spain. ... The Moderate Coalition Party (in Swedish: Moderata samlingspartiet, commonly referred to as Moderaterna, The Moderates) is a Liberal conservative party in Sweden. ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), the largest in terms of public membership, and is the second oldest extant political party in the world. ...

External links

  • EDU info at IDU website
  • EPP website

Pan-European political organisations
Recognized by the EU as "political parties at European level":

European Democratic Party | EUDemocrats | European Free Alliance | European Green Party | Alliance of Independent Democrats in Europe | Party of the European Left | European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party | Alliance for Europe of the Nations | European People's Party | Party of European Socialists Image File history File links European_flag. ... A European political party, formally a political party at European level, sometimes informally (especially in academic circles) a Europarty, is a type of political party organization operating transnationally in Europe. ... For the eurosceptic informal grouping, see European Democrats. ... EUDemocrats (EUD) is an alliance of parties, movements and political organisations operating as a transnational Party at a European level (European political party), and incorporating members from both the centre-left and the centre-right. ... The European Free Alliance (EFA) is a grouping of various political parties in Europe who believe in either full political independence (statehood), or some form of devolution or self-government for their country or region. ... European Greens (or the European Green Party) is the name of the European Green Party, a political party at European level. ... The Alliance of Independent Democrats in Europe (most commonly represented in French, as Alliance des Démocrates Indépendants en Europe) is an apparent European political party, whose existence is claimed by both itself and by the EUDemocrats[1]. Little, however, is known about the composition of the ADIE or... The European Left party is a political party at European level and an association of socialist and communist political parties in the European Union. ... The European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party (founded in 1993) is a liberal party, mainly active in the European Union, composed of 49 national liberal and centrist parties from across Europe. ... The Alliance for Europe of the Nations is a pan-European political party that gathers nationalist parties from across the continent. ... The European Peoples Party (EPP) is the largest European political party. ... The Party of European Socialists (PES) is a European political party whose members are 33 social democratic, socialist and labour parties of the European Union member states as well as Norway. ...

Other pan-European confederations of national political parties:

European Anticapitalist Left | European Christian Political Movement | European Democrat Union | Euronat | European National Front | Nordic Green Left Alliance | Movement for European Reform | Platform for Transparency The European Anti Capitalist Left (EACL) is an informal network for European anticapitalist left wing parties with a certain representativeness. ... The European Christian Political Movement (ECPM) is an European political association for reflection and working on Christian-democratic politics in Europe from an explicit Christian Social view. ... Euronat (also known as EuroNet and Euro-Nat) is/was an effort by Jean-Marie Le Pen of Front National to gather all the Euronationalist parties of Europe. ... European National Front is a coordinating structure of European far-right nationalist movements. ... The Nordic Green Left Alliance (NGLA) is a green and socialist political party at the European level founded in Reykjavík on February 1, 2004. ... The Movement for European Reform is a pan-European alliance of national political parties founded on 13 July 2006, intended to group forces of the center-right in favour of free market policies and critical of further European integration. ... Platform for Transparency is a loose unofficial grouping within the European Parliament, established in 2005[1], for three MEPs who are not affiliated to an official European political party. ...

Dedicated pan-European parties:

Europe – Democracy – Esperanto | Newropeans Europe – Democracy – Esperanto or E° D° E° (EDE) (in Esperanto: EÅ­ropo – Demokratio – Esperanto) is an electoral list, which participates in the European elections. ... The Newropeans, founded in 2005, claim to be the first truly pan-european political party (while Europe United makes the same claim). ...

Political groups in the European Parliament
Political groups in EP

EPP–ED (277) | PES (218) | ALDE (105) | UEN (44) | Greens–EFA (42) | EUL–NGL (41) | IND/DEM (23) | ITS (21)
• 14 MEPs are not attached to any political group • Political Groups in the European Parliament combine the MEPs from European political parties, informal European political blocs, and independents, into powerful coalitions. ... The European Parliament is the directly elected parliamentary body of the European Union. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The European Peoples Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats is a group in the European Parliament. ... The Party of European Socialists (PES) is a European political party whose members are 33 social democratic, socialist and labour parties of the European Union member states as well as Norway. ... ALDE logo The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (French: Alliance des Démocrates et des Libéraux pour lEurope) is a Group in the European Parliament. ... UEN logo The Union for Europe of the Nations is a nationalist and (mostly) euro-sceptic party grouping with seats in the European Parliament. ... Logo of the European Federation of Green Parties - EFA The European Greens – European Free Alliance (The Greens - European Free Alliance; Greens - EFA; French: Le Groupe Verts - Alliance libre européenne; Les Verts - ALE, German Fraktion der Grünen/Freie Europäische Allianz) is one of the parliamentary groups in the... GUE-NGL logo The European United Left–Nordic Green Left is a socialist and communist political grouping within the European Parliament. ... IND/DEM logo The Independence and Democracy (IND/DEM) group, formed July 20, 2004 is a euro-sceptic political group with 36 MEPs in the European Parliament. ... Identity, Tradition, Sovereignty (ITS) is a political group in the European Parliament composed of 21 members from European parties variously described by their political adversaries as far right and extremely nationalist. ... Non-Inscrits (English: Non-Attached; the English name is also official, but the French name is prevalent even in English texts) are Members of the European Parliament who do not sit in one of the political groups. ...

Related articles: table of political parties in Europe by pancontinental organisation,
elections in the European Union, party composition of the council The majority of major political parties in Europe have aligned themselves into the pan-European political organisations listed below. ... Elections in the European Union gives information on election and election results in the European Union. ... The member-states of the European Union by the European party affiliations of their leaders, as of April, 2006. ...

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The European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats is a group in the European Parliament.
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After the European Parliament elections in 1999 it became the largest faction with 233 of the 626 seats.
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