Iuliu Winkler’s contribution to Critical Raw Materials in Industrial & Trade Policy

I will start the presentation by highlighting some of the consequences of the COVID crisis. This remains important for setting the scene here. The crisis has shown certain systemic limitations of the EU Trade Policy. I refer now to supply chain dependencies and pertinent discussions on the resilience of strategic sectors, given the vulnerabilities of …

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EU-China relations and the impact of COVID-19

The EU-China relationship is witnessing high degrees of complexity in a world that is increasingly arriving in an era of strategic competition among the great actors of the international system. The SARS-CoV-2/COVID19 pandemic has catalyzed an important moment of introspection and a rethinking of priorities, triggering a review of international politics. This has impacted on …

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The Impact of COVID-19 on International Trade

The COVID-19 Crisis mostly accelerated certain trends, as some of these were already present at earlier stages. Firstly, international actors were already more inward looking and economic nationalism has been on the rise in the last couple of years. Secondly, there has been a stronger role of government in the economy, as we have witnessed …

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Is 2020 the “China Year” for the EU?

EU-China relations are a very timely and indeed strategic conversation, since our relation with China is a strategic one. If we look back a little bit to 2019, we can remember that we had some visions about 2020, which will be the “China Year” for the European Union. As you remember we had an important …

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Happy Easter!

Have a blessed and holy Easter!

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Winkler: It is high time to find European solidarity and joint action in the face of danger

In the midst of the crisis caused by the pandemic, the EU’s priority is people’s lives and their health. In order to achieve results, however, European solidarity and joint action must be found in the face of this danger, stressed MEP Iuliu Winkler (RMDSZ, EPP) in the explanation of vote on the approval of emergency financial measures under the Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative. Iuliu Winkler also points out that the first urgency is to fight …

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European Economic Stimulus Plan needed to combat the socio-economic effects of the coronavirus epidemic

MEP Iuliu Winkler (RMDSZ, EPP) drew attention to the fact that the coronavirus epidemic will produce an economic and social crisis in the EU, and Europe will need an Economic Stimulus Plan as effective as the one from 2008, which was intended to combat the effects of the global financial crisis. “The spread of the …

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The EP consent on the EU-Vietnam agreements will fulfil the EU’s vocation as a catalyst of reform

By granting consent to the EU-Vietnam agreements the EP will fulfil the EU’s vocation as a force for good and a catalyst of reform. We face an important decision in our February Plenary Session with upcoming votes on the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA). These strategic agreements have a …

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Trade Agreements will create jobs and protect human rights in Vietnam

The EPP Group wants to use the Trade and Investment Agreements between Vietnam and the EU as a door opener to access other Asian markets. At the same time, the agreements shall raise environmental, labour and human rights standards in Vietnam. “The Trade and Investment Agreements with Vietnam can boost our trade and therefore create growth …

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Raw materials, sustainability and trade: How can Europe secure its supply?

  Statement by Iuliu Winkler, MEP, INTA Vice-Chair   General considerations Fair competition is a key priority for INTA, looking at different aspects such as state subsidy induced market distortions, dumping, and the effects of overcapacity or trade diversions. A key aspect of fair competition in trade relates to the level of burden we place …

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