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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European industry needs to adapt to new context of global trade

The European industry needs to adapt its mentality to the new context in which global trade functions; this was the main message Iuliu Winkler, MEP, vice-chair of the European Parliament’s (EP) International Trade Committee (INTA) voiced, Thursday, to representatives of the European railway industry, gathered in Bucharest.Invited to a panel discussing the competitiveness of the …

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Full-fledged reform of the European dual-use export control system

European legislators will have to be very careful in the reform of European policies referring to the exports of dual use items, as new measures will have an outstanding impact over large parts of the European industry, outlined Iuliu Winkler, MEP, vice-chair of the International Trade Committee (INTA) of the European Parliament (EP), on Wednesday. …

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European taxation between competition and harmonization

Tax fairness at the European Union level is a subject that reappeared on the public agenda; the related debates are often heated, with many contradictory ideas being promoted. EPP MEPs are conscious of the need to express clear positions in European debates, including those regarding the EU´s VAT taxation system. Is there a need for …

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Students at the European Studies Faculty of the Sapientia University in Cluj, visiting the EP

Young people currently in their 20s will play a decisive role in what concerns the future of the European Union, affirms MEP Iuliu Winkler (Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania, EPP) in a meeting held on Thursday at the European Parliament with a group of students from the European Studies Faculty of the Sapientia University …

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