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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Macroeconomic indicators shall never substitute the European values!

“The debate about the future of Europe reached now a crucial stage. European institutions, member states and politicians focus increasingly on economic, financial and monetary issues bearing, no doubt, major importance. Nevertheless, together with my fellow citizens from Eastern Europe, I find myself asking: What it will look like, the post-crisis Europe? Are macroeconomic indicators …

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The most worrying aspect of the EU crisis is the crisis of our European values

“Awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union raised many controversies at the end of the last year. (…) It was not to the European Parliament, the European Commission or any other institution that the prize was awarded, but to the European citizens themselves” said Winkler. MEP pointed out that war among European nations, …

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