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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Iuliu Winkler and Sogor Csaba top list of UDMR candidates for EP elections

The Standing Bureau of the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) on Saturday decided the order of its candidates for the European parliament elections, with incumbent MEPs Iuliu Winkler and Sogor Csaba being placed on the first two positions, Mediafax informs. The other four candidates of the Union for the EP elections are: UDMR Secretary …

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The EU is today the only project that is able to secure Europe’s global relevance in the 21st century

Interview with Iuliu Winkler “The EU is today the only project that is able to secure Europe’s global relevance in the 21st century”“The EU is today the only project that is able to secure Europe’s global relevance in the 21st century. Furthering the European project is the best way to achieve stability in the Balkans, …

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“Copenhagen dilemma” needs a swift solution

The “Copenhagen dilemma” must be solved in the sense in which the EU Member States, just as candidate countries, to comply with the political criteria regarding the protection of minority rights and/or religious belief, considers MEP Iuliu Winkler (RMDSZ, EPP).The European Parliament expressed its opinion in a written statement filed on the debates of the …

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