Iuliu Winkler received the Golden Medal of the Society for the Encouragement of Progress in Paris

From left to right, Iuliu Winkler MEP, former Prime Minister of France Jean-Pierre Raffarin and the President of SEP Jean-François Roubaud On Wednesday evening, MEP Iuliu Winkler was awarded the Golden Medal of the Society for the Encouragement of Progress (SEP –  Société d’Encouragement au Progrès) at a ceremony held in the rotunda of the …

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Late payments have a dramatic impact on European SMEs

Late payments in the area of commercial transactions continue to have a dramatic impact on the European SME sector; therefore, the revision of Directive 7/2011 must be a priority for the future European Commission, says MEP Iuliu Winkler, First Vice-President of SME Europe of the European People’s Party (EPP). “Late payments in the area of …

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European industry must be defended against unfair competition

European industry must be defended against unfair competition, said MEP Iuliu Winkler, Vice-Chair of the International Trade Committee (INTA), moderating a debate in the European Parliament on the launch of the European industry’s manifesto on fair competition in international trade and the application of EU trade defence instruments. “We believe that the representatives of European …

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Fighting for the interests of European entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs need freedom, especially the small and middle ones. They need to be supported through a reduction of bureaucracy, the cutting of red tape and an elimination of unnecessary administrative burdens; these were the main conclusions of talks on Tuesday with MEP Ivan Štefanec, President of SME Europe, an economic association affiliated to the European …

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UDMR suggests operational programmers reconsidered, 2bil euros diverted to local communities

The countryside could have developed better had excessive centralisation and a high degree of red tape in Romania not affected drawing in European funds, MEP Iuliu Winkler said in Cluj-Napoca on Saturday. He indicated that the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR), in the opposition, suggests that the government should reallocate 2 billion euros from …

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Parliament’s trade legislation: A look back and moving forward

As we approach the end of this Parliament’s mandate, Iuliu Winkler takes a look back at the past five years, while also considering the remaining couple of months of this legislature under the Romanian Council Presidency. The trade contingent of our legislative work has been constructed under the aegis of the “Trade for All” strategy …

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Happy Holidays!

Wishing you a magical and blissful holiday! Have a merry Christmas and prosperous New Year!

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A good cooperation on accompanying measures and support for SMEs: some of the key factors for an effective implementation of the Conflict Minerals Regulation

Iuliu Winkler (EPP), Vice-Chair of the International Trade Committee in the European Parliament has co-hosted a working lunch, together with MEP Patricia Lalonde (ALDE) and the European Federation of Jewellery on sustainable value chains for minerals. His remarks, below: “It is a great pleasure for me to be here today, at the event organized together …

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Multilateralism supporting sustainable trade

Speech at G20 PARLIAMENTARY FORUM Ladies and Gentlemen, fellow parliamentarians, We are gathering here in the frame of the G-20 Parliamentary Forum for the first time. It is great to see so many parliamentarians from all corners of the globe here today, which serves as a timely reminder of the importance of the parliamentary dimension …

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International cooperation: the solution for a balanced and sustainable development

A balanced and sustainable development is a key global priority, and this can only be obtained through effective cooperation in all the relevant international fora, was the main message of MEP Iuliu Winkler (RMDSZ, EPP), Vice-Chair of the Committee on International Trade (INTA) in the European Parliament (EP), this Wednesday. INTA and the EP´s Committee …

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