Conflict Minerals Regulation: efficient and SME-friendly

Conflict Minerals Regulation: efficient and SME-friendly   “The vicious circle has now been broken”, said Iuliu Winkler MEP during today’s debate on the Conflict Minerals Regulation in the European Parliament. The importers of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold (3T&G), the so-called conflict minerals, will have to carry out mandatory due diligence checks on their suppliers …

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A vision for the future of the EU must not formalise present-day frustrations

A vision for the future of the EU must not formalise present-day frustrations If the Rome Declaration-to-be on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of our European Union will be about a vision of the multi-speed Europe, than it will become not less than the death certificate of the European project. I strongly believe the …

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From the five scenarios about the future of the EU, I believe in the sixth: an EU of the citizens

From the five scenarios about the future of the EU, I believe in the sixth: an EU of the citizens  In order to have a future, the EU needs to regain the trust of its citizens, states MEP Iuliu Winkler (EPP, RMDSZ), during a debate in the Brussels Plenum of the European Parliament (EP) following …

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Iuliu Winkler, re-elected as INTA Vice-Chair

Iuliu Winkler, re-elected as INTA Vice-Chair MEP Iuliu Winkler (EPP, RMDSZ) has been re-elected, this Monday, as Vice-Chair of the Committee on International Trade (INTA) of the European Parliament (EP). Under a Constitutive meeting at the half-point of the five-year mandate of the current EP legislature, INTA MEPs, based on the proposals of the political …

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Iuliu Winkler: the interests of Romanian citizens, a priority throughout the ´Brexit´ negotiations

Iuliu Winkler: the interests of Romanian citizens, a priority throughout the ´Brexit´ negotiations In a meeting held Thursday morning, in Strasbourg, with a delegation from the UK House of Lords, MEP Iuliu Winkler (RMDSZ, EPP) has expressed his determination to defend, throughout the ´Brexit´ negotiations, the interests of Romanian citizens that work, study or live …

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EU Trade Policy should not be subject to referenda

The European Parliament (EP) plays an important role in shaping the trade policy of the EU, stated MEP Iuliu Winkler, Vice-Chair of the International Trade Committee (INTA) in the EP, during a debate concerning the latest developments of the European Partnership for Responsible Minerals – EPRM, Tuesday morning, in Brussels. “I believe that we, the …

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The EU´s silence on the issue of national and linguistic minorities: a historic mistake

My belief, and that of another 40 million EU citizens, is that the EU´s stubbornness, to remain silent on the matter of national and linguistic minorities in Europe, is a mistake of historic proportions; affirmed MEP Iuliu Winkler (RMDSZ, EPP) in his Written Declaration forwarded to the European Parliament´s Plenary this Wednesday, in the context …

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Winkler: Ottawa uses an EU map with only 26 Member States

MEP Iuliu Winkler (RMDSZ, EPP), Vice-Chair of the International Trade Committee (INTA), is urging the European Commission to communicate its undertakings as concerns the removal of the visa regime for Romanians and Bulgarians wishing to travel to Canada. The RMDSZ MEP´s plea has surfaced in the INTA meeting of Wednesday afternoon, in the context of …

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The ratification of CETA by national parliaments – a stepping stone in the transition from the old world of trade towards the new world of international trade

The European Commission´s (EC) decision, according to which the EU-Canada Free Trade Agreement – CETA – ought to be ratified by the national parliaments, represents a turning point in the transition from the old world of trade to a new world of international trade. This agreement, just as the overall trade policy of the EU, …

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Cooperation, the solution for the multiple crises occurring in the EU

In its five-decade existence, the European community has gone through several economic, political and social crises, each time emerging stronger, said MEP Iuliu Winkler (UDMR, EPP) on Friday, in Sibiu, at the end of the Economic Conference entitled “Rethinking economic policy for European SMEs”. “Europe is undergoing a deep and multilayered crisis, an often-debated issue …

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