Future of Europe debated in Cluj under the auspices of “Kós Károly Akadémia” Foundation

The European Union has to be redirected on its very first path, the path thought-out by its founding fathers and which will lead, inevitably, to the construction of a federal Europe that is truly politically unified. This was the main conclusion which came from the debate entitled “New Europe Now”, which had been organized in …

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MEP Winkler met the representatives of the Western Thrace Turkish Minority

Federation of Western Thrace Turks in Europe (ABTTF) President Halit Habipoğlu and ABTTF Vice-President Cengiz İsmail were on working visit to Brussels. Within the mission taken place on 30 May 2013, Habipoğlu and Ismail also had meeting with MEP Iuliu Winkler.  At his meeting with MEP Iuliu Winkler, President Halit Habipoğlu expressed concerns on increase …

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The Hungarian Community from Transylvania builds up Europe

Europe is in a process of transformation, the European Union is in a process of changing.We will be witnesses at the birth of a new Europe in the next few years. We – the Hungarians from Transylvania, the Szecklres, the Hungarians from Banat and Partium, those who are living in internal Diasporas – have been …

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The limitation of using all official languages creates a negative impact within the EU

Iuliu Winkler MEP (EPP) warns about the negative impact on the democratic mechanisms and on the integration process because of the limitation in using all official languages of the EU in the European institutions.  “Multilingualism is one of the fundamental principles of the EU and one of the EU’s assets, reflecting the cultural and lingual …

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The European project is endangered by the populists and extremists

The European project will be put in great danger if the number of eurospectics and populists will increase in the European Parliament after the European elections next year, declared Iuliu Winkler MEP for the Romanian News Agency- Agerpres.  “Of course, currently the European Parliament doesn’t have the same powers as a national parliament, nor does …

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MEP Winkler proposes Erasmus Professional Internships Program for unemployed youth

The European Commission (CE) should prepare an Erasmus Professional Internships Program addressing unemployed young people under 25 in the EU. The European SME’s certainly would be the partners of such an initiative stated MEP Iuliu Winkler (RMDSZ, EPP) last Friday, addressing European Commissioner for Financial Programming and the Budget, Jan Lewandowski, in a debate on …

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You cannot understand the EU if you don’t know its history

On yesterday’s “Citizenship and Dialogue in Europe” conference opening held at Bucharest, which was the first of many events in Romania which mark the European Year of Citizenship, Iuliu Winkler voiced his opinion that currently the EU is not only dealing with an economic crisis, but also with a just as profound and dangerous identity …

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An obscure compromise on the MFF is not a solution

We must find the answer to the crisis and to its multiple challenges, but right now we are on a wrong path! No real solution will arise of the obscure manner in which the European Council, without transparency, tries to build up a compromise between the nationalistic selfishness’s and the hypocrisy of European leaders, whom, …

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Expert meeting in Brussels on the minority ECI

The exchange of view took place on Tuesday, the 22 January, in Brussels, at the European Parliament in a closed doors meeting and was organized by the Federal Union of the European Nationalities (FUEN). Jan Diedrichsen, FUEN director and moderator of the meeting, stressed the importance of the European Parliament’s support for minority rights. He …

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Desired progress on Roma issue needs long term projects

“The issue of inclusion of Roma communities is sometimes presented as a problem of the countries of origin, other times as a problem of the countries of destination, latter when the lack of integration capacity is on the table. But, the only really efficient way in tackling the Roma issue is to recognise the fact …

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