Dear Europe!

Today it is 9 May, it is your day! On this day, some look into the past, others look to the future. Those considering the past emphasize on this day your historical role, highlighting the end of the war, the longest period of peace in your history, and the reconciliation between nations.  All of this is very important, but looking into the future is just as important.

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A Strong Europe, a Developing Transylvania – Iuliu Winkler on the European objectives of RMDSZ

Europe will become strong when it will experience true solidarity, when our community will thrive, and people will live better in their homeland, declared MEP Iuliu Winkler in Reghin, Mures County.  “For the development of Transylvania, the European Union needs to support our townships, our farmers, our entrepreneurs and our educational institutions.  We want a …

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Reducing bureaucracy and continuing the process of decentralization: important targets for RMDSZ

Reducing bureaucracy and continuing the process of decentralization are two of the most important objectives that RMDSZ will pursue in the coming years, confirmed MEP Iuliu Winkler, President of RMDSZ Hunedoara, at a news conference in Deva on Wednesday.  “RMDSZ proposes a drastic reduction of bureaucracy and the courageous continuation of the process of decentralization,” …

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Winkler received the Honorary Certificate of the Taxpayers Association of Europe

Member of European Parliament Iuliu Winkler (RMDSZ, EPP) received the Honorary Certificate of the Taxpayers Association of Europe (TAE) in Strasbourg for his parliamentary work in the service of European taxpayers. “It is an honor to receive this award. International trade is very important for European SMEs, especially as regards their internationalization and access to …

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A key message to our Chinese partners before the EU-China Summit: The time to act is now!

In the European Parliament Plenary debate on EU-China relations, International Trade Committee Vice-Chair, MEP Iuliu Winkler, had the following address: It was high time that the EU narrative in relation to China, changed! This converges to the EPP Group’s position, which I have recently expressed in the International Trade Committee. Our calls to see concrete …

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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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