Copenhagen Dilemma has to be solved

President Juncker, you said: “The rule of law is not optional in the European Union. It is a must.” I agree, and I ask: Is it not high time that the EU solves the Copenhagen Dilemma? The EU membership criteria laid down in 1993 in Copenhagen require that any candidate country implements the rule of …

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Winkler: The new Education Law in Ukraine is hostile to minorities and contradicts European values

MEP Iuliu Winkler (RMDSZ, EPP) took a stand for the rights of Hungarians and Romanians in Ukraine to receive education in their mother tongue, as part of a political statement, which he held on Monday evening in the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. On this occasion, the MEP appealed to Ukrainian President …

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Aid for Trade could become vital in the EU´s migration strategy

The European Union (EU) needs a new and enhanced strategy on Aid for Trade (AfD) because supporting trade is essential in promoting development in the world’s least developed regions and countries, underlines MEP Iuliu Winkler (RMDSZ, EPP), Vice-Chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade (INTA). The European Parliament hosted on Thursday a Joint …

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‘Protectors of our Heritage’, a worthy example in Europe

  Fifty students and teachers from Brasov, Cluj and Deva were invitees of Iuliu Winkler, MEP (RMDSZ, EPP), at a conference organized in the European Parliament in Brussels, which aimed to share best practices acquired within the “Protectors of Our Heritage – Adopt a Monument” Program; this initiative targets the safeguarding of the historical and …

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For the success of the “Minority Safe Pack” initiative, civic action and political undertakings need to be coordinated

It is an honour for me to address representatives of over 90 member organizations across Europe, representing national minorities, ethnic communities and linguistic groups gathered this week in Cluj to discuss the future of their communities and make important decisions about the ways in which, by acting together, we can make this future more secure. Iuliu Winkler`s speech at the FUEN Congress.

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Winkler, against the reduction of EU structural and investment funds after 2020

  The future of the EU’s Cohesion Policy beyond 2020 must be decided through a transparent debate based on concrete arguments and realistic assessments. It is not an exaggeration if I say that this debate is an essential part of the wider debate on the future of the EU. The European construction is based on …

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Romanian Entrepreneurs to tap into as many EU funding resources as possible over the next years

Entrepreneurs from Romania ought to tap into as many EU funding resources as possible in the next years, was the key message of MEP Iuliu Winkler, President of the RMDSZ Hunedoara County Organization, at the Entrepreneurship Forum in Kemer/Camar, where he gave a lecture entitled “EU support for businesses after 2020”, on Friday. “The planning …

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Winkler supports the active involvement of women in society and politics

  At its Congress in Zalau on May 13, the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania –  RMDSZ  – will introduce a binding quota of 15% for the representation of women at the level of the governing bodies of the county organizations, but also at national level, announced the President of the RMDSZ Hunedoara County …

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MEP Winkler: Brexit, newest danger threatening EU’s Cohesion Policy

European Union’s Cohesion Policy is increasingly more threatened by Brexit, which is the newest danger presaging an increasingly more uncertain future, according to Romanian MEP Iuliu Winkler of the European People’s Party (PEE). “Given that the mid-term debate on the revision of the EU 2014-2020 budget is getting vertiginously near, it is increasingly more evident …

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