“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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2014, year of the European values

Iuliu Winkler MEP (RMDSZ, EPP) believes that the responsibility of providing solutions for Europe recovery lies on the politicians who believe in the destiny of the European Union, but they must be based on the fundamental values and freedoms. In the context of preparations for the European elections, Winkler considers that 2014 should be the …

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Happy New Year!

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The EPP strongly supports the European choice of Moldova

The Report on autonomous trade preferences for the Republic of Moldova was voted, on Tuesday, with a large majority (503 in favour, 14 against and 17 abstentions) in the EP plenary. “The Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council adopted today will immediately help Moldovan wine producers to overcome the difficult situation caused by …

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Local government has a vital role in the modernization of the state

MEP Iuliu Winkler welcomed the opening in Brussels of the Representation Office of the District Councils Union from the Republic of Moldova (UCRM). He congratulated the promoters of this initiative, stressing the vital importance of local government in the modernization and reform of the state.“Without the contribution of local administration, the reform of the state …

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Eastern Partners are experiencing strong pressure from Russia

In the run-up to the Vilnius summit, some of our Eastern Partners are experiencing strong pressure from Russia aimed at dissuading them from seeking closer ties with the EU, stated MEP Iuliu Winkler during “Countdown to the Vilnius Summit: The EU’s trade relations with Moldova and the South Caucasus” Workshop which was held on the …

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Winkler: Strong support for the young generation in tackling the challenges ahead

MEP Iuliu Winkler signed the Job Creation declaration launched by Youth of the European People’s Party (YEPP) on the initiative of the Hungarian Youth Conference (MIÉRT). MIÉRT President József Szabó and deputy president Adorján Jakab were present at the event organised on the 20 October 2013 in the framework of a youth conference in Deva. …

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We have lost a great European

It is with great regret and sadness that we MEPs of RMDSZ (Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania) have learnt today the passing away of our President Wilfried Martens. He was a wise leader, a genuine European, an extraordinary person endowed with great powers of understanding people and political phenomena.For us, Wilfried Martens was an …

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EU-China investment talks: a deal which would replace 26 bilateral investment agreements. Iuliu Winkler MEP

The EPP Group today welcomed the initiative to substantially upgrade EU-China economic relations. By building up a bilateral investment agreement with China, the EU will act, for the first time under the Lisbon Treaty, as the single institutional partner, replacing the current reality of 26 individual partners for our Chinese counterparts.“We have to negotiate an …

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The European minority solidarity is a value which should be maintained

Around 60 participants – among them several members of the European Parliament – accepted the invitation of Iuliu Winkler, member of the European Parliament and FUEN president Hans Heinrich Hansen. Together they celebrated the European day of languages, later the Language Diversity Team engaged in an action to raise more awareness for the importance of …

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