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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EU´s failure to efficiently tackle the refugee crisis, the result of disregarding of our own regulations and decisions

The failure of the European Union as regards the efficient tackling of the refugee crisis has largely been triggered by the fact that European leaders disregarded their own decisions and the relevant European regulations. This is the conclusion expressed by MEP Iuliu Winkler (UDMR, EPP) in his written declaration submitted during the debate on the …

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The Dutch EU Presidency needs to display more ambition in tackling the migrant crisis

The Dutch EU Presidency plays a crucial role in the harmonization of national positions of Member States (MS) on the matter of the refugees; the primary aim is to safeguard the Schengen area, claimed Iuliu Winkler in his written declaration which he addressed to the European Parliament´s plenary during the debates this Wednesday targeting the …

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Will the partnership between Romania and Poland become a truly strategic one?

At the beginning of November, Bucharest hosted a NATO regional summit, bringing together high-level officials from 9 Central and East European countries. The meeting, which came at the initiative of Romania and Poland, aimed to portray the decisive readiness of states from NATO´s Eastern Flank to play an important role in the Alliance´s structures, in …

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Iuliu Winkler elected First Vice President of SME Europe

Iuliu Winkler, MEP, has been elected, this Wednesday, through a unanimous vote, as First Vice President of SME Europe – the lobby organization for SMEs of the European People’s Party (EPP) – in its General Assembly which was organized on the sidelines of the EPP Congress in Madrid. The General Assembly saw the election of …

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Intra-regional cooperation can lead to an increase in the degree of usage of European funds

A closer cooperation between regions can lead to a significant increase in the degree of absorption of European funds, for the 2014-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework, stated MEP Iuliu Winkler (UDMR, EPP), Wednesday, at the “Twinned regions open for support of SMEs and urban-rural development through EU funded projects” debate, which took place at this year´s …

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A new system of investment arbitration needed in TTIP, but also in intra-EU investment treaties

MEP Iuliu Winkler (UDMR, EPP), Vice-Chair of the European Parliament´s (EP) International Trade Committee (INTA), considers that the establishment of a new investment arbitration system between the EU and the US, as part of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), creates an excellent opportunity for a revision of the various Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) …

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More funds necessary for tackling the migrant crisis

An efficient European response to the migrant crisis requires a substantial increase of the corresponding funds in the EU budget for 2016, claims MEP Iuliu Winkler (UDMR, EPP), in the opening of the European Parliament´s (EP) International Trade Committee (INTA) first autumn session meeting, which took place Monday, 31st August. The meeting, presided over by …

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TTIP could accelerate European integration

A Transatlantic agreement negotiated with professionalism and to the benefit of every European, though it may seem as a paradox, could accelerate the integration process for Central and Eastern European Member States, including Romania, claims MEP Iuliu Winkler (UDMR, EPP), Vice-Chair of the European Parliament’s (EP) International Trade Committee (INTA).“The concrete terms of TTIP, which …

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