CONFLICT MINERALS: Iuliu Winkler speaks on planned EU legislation after Global Witness criticisms

The success of planned European conflict minerals legislation does not hinge on whether or not it is mandatory, Romanian MEP and vice-chair of the European Parliament’s International Trade Committee (INTA) Iuliu Winkler has said.The planned regulation, which centres on a system of conflict-free self-certification for European smelters and refiners of tungsten, tin, tantalum and gold, …

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No more dirty money from conflict minerals trade

Putting an end to profits from the trade of minerals being used to fund armed conflicts while promoting responsible sourcing from conflict-affected areas is the aim of the European Parliament’s Report on an EU system for supply chain due diligence self-certification of responsible importers of tin, tantalum and tungsten, their ores, and gold (3TG) originating …

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Conflict minerals: towards an efficient EU Regulation

On the 23rd of February Rapporteur Iuliu Winkler MEP (EPP), Vice-Chair of the INTA Committee presented his draft report on the EU Regulation on setting up a Union system for supply chain due diligence self-certification of responsible importers of tin, tantalum and tungsten, their ores, and gold originating in conflict-affected and high-risk areas in the …

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European Year of Development

Eradicating poverty in developing countries is an important priority for the EU. Our efforts should go hand in hand with those aiming the achievement of the sustainable development goals. I welcome the European Year for Development initiative and I am convinced that an integrated European approach together with the involvement with the various stakeholders will …

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New measures to counter unfair Russia trade practices in Moldova

EPP is one of the most active supporters of Moldova’s European option, said MEP Iuliu Winkler (UDMR), Vice-President for International Trade (INTA) on Wednesday in Strasbourg, after the adoption of the European Parliament (EP) proposal concerning the granting of additional trade preferences to this country.“EPP welcomes Moldova’s European option, recently reconfirmed by the recent election …

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TTIP shall equally serve all Europeans

An attempt to analyse the necessity and opportunity of the trans-Atlantic trade and investment agreement should respond to some simple questions.First: is status-quo an option? I think not, in the rapidly changing global environment standing still in fact means falling behind, so the status-quo in trans-Atlantic relations is no option.Second: do WTO multilateral trade negotiations …

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We need to put the young generation at the heart of our agenda

A more integrated Europe, better equipped for the future: that is what we have to achieve, and we, the EPP should continue to lead the path towards a political Union.Speakers of today’s debate have pointed out priorities, all of them important, but we have to be very careful, because when everything is a priority, than …

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We need to isolate extremists, xenophobes and nationalists

One of the most common accusations, repeated quite often in the electoral campaign, was that Europe is too far away, unintelligible, a technocratic construction and that Europe has no soul. I believe this Parliament, directly elected by the European citizens, is the soul of the European Union.I fully share the clear position of Jean-Claude Juncker, …

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Europe’s Day: “Café d’Europe Régional” – debate with youth from Romania

Iuliu Winkler, Member of the European Parliament and vice-president of the SME Europe took part in the open debate organized in Brasov, Romania, by the Institute of the Regions of Europe (IRE) in cooperation with SME Europe and the Brasov Municipality, on 9 May, the Day of Europe. “SME Europe is one of the supporters …

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Iuliu Winkler supports the initiative of the “Help Erasmus” Team

The Erasmus Programme offers to young people more than opportunity to study in another European country. Erasmus has proved to be a successful instrument in bridging the gap between cultures, nations and languages. Through Erasmus programme young people gain the feeling of belonging to a wider group, earning the capacity to sense and to build …

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