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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EU and China coming closer, thanks to Donald Trump?

Iuliu Winkler, member of the European Parliament – EPP, Romania: “Just a little bit better than business as usual” “What we see is that action is needed. And what I see, from the trade point of view at least, is that we have again flamboyant words and optimistic declarations – even written ones – but …

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The EU´s Chairmanship of the Kimberley Process – a great opportunity for sustainable growth and prosperity

The European Union Chairmanship of the Kimberley Process in 2018 should be an opportunity to foster consensus towards a progressive way forward in terms of reviewing and reforming the mechanism, reflects Iuliu Winkler, Vice-Chair of the International Trade Committee (INTA) in the European Parliament (EP), during a meeting with Hilde Hardeman, Head of the European …

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#FutureOfEurope debate #Strasbourg with Emmanuel Macron

Your campaign, Mr President Macron, l’Europe en marche! reminds us that indeed, we Europeans are all in march confronting several battles, which we better win if we want our Union to last for the generations to come. The greatest battle of all is the one with the enormous disparities, the ever rising inequality and the …

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Happy Easter!

May you feel the hope of new beginnings, love and happiness during this joyful Easter holiday.

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Romania will be considerably affected by a trade war with the U.S.

Romania belongs to those EU countries that will be considerably affected by the U.S. duties on steel and aluminium imports from the EU, declared MEP Iuliu WINKLER, Vice-Chair of the Committee on International Trade (INTA) in the European Parliament, in a press conference in Deva, on Monday. According to the RMDSZ MEP, in 2017, Romania´s …

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More effective EU trade policy for sustainable development goals

The European Union (EU) needs to strive for an efficient implementation of provisions found in the Trade and Sustainable Development (TSD) Chapters within EU Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), stated Member of European Parliament (MEP) Iuliu Winkler, in the Tuesday evening Strasbourg Plenary sitting. The RMDSZ MEP, Vice-Chair of the Committee on International Trade (INTA), has …

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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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