European Commission thwarts Citizens’ Initiative for Minority Rights in the EU

Now more than ever! European Commission thwarts Citizens’ Initiative for Minority Rights in the EU Minority SafePack InitiativeFUEN president Hans Heinrich Hansen and MEP Iuliu Winkler would like to invite you for an open discussion in the European Parliament.Representatives of several European minorities and regional and minority language communities want to celebrate 26 September 2013 …

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Studying in one´s mother tongue is the most effective way of learning

The diversity of languages in Europe is nothing less than the living heritage which secures the sustainable development of European societies, states Iuliu Winkler (RMDSZ, EPP) in an explanation of vote on Alfonsi Report on endangered European languages and linguistic diversity in the EU. “I welcome the overwhelming majority registered at the vote of the …

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Iuliu Winkler: A minority protection framework is required in the EU

Despite their different living conditions and objectives the ethnic minorities have recognized that they all want to secure their rights on the EU level. The Minority SafePack Initiative is the result of their common aim. The Initiative was registered at the European Commission, which will deliver its answer on the proposal in the next days …

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Too many declarations and far too little action in favour of the European SMEs

SME Europe of the EPP, in cooperation with Dr. Paul Rübig MEP, organized the presentation of the book “Freedom for entrepreneurs” on Tuesday 9th of July 2013. Iuliu Winkler MEP was invited to introduce the event and share his opinion on the topic of the book.In his speech, Iuliu Winkler expressed his appreciation for the …

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Future of Europe debated in Cluj under the auspices of “Kós Károly Akadémia” Foundation

The European Union has to be redirected on its very first path, the path thought-out by its founding fathers and which will lead, inevitably, to the construction of a federal Europe that is truly politically unified. This was the main conclusion which came from the debate entitled “New Europe Now”, which had been organized in …

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MEP Winkler met the representatives of the Western Thrace Turkish Minority

Federation of Western Thrace Turks in Europe (ABTTF) President Halit Habipoğlu and ABTTF Vice-President Cengiz İsmail were on working visit to Brussels. Within the mission taken place on 30 May 2013, Habipoğlu and Ismail also had meeting with MEP Iuliu Winkler.  At his meeting with MEP Iuliu Winkler, President Halit Habipoğlu expressed concerns on increase …

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The Hungarian Community from Transylvania builds up Europe

Europe is in a process of transformation, the European Union is in a process of changing.We will be witnesses at the birth of a new Europe in the next few years. We – the Hungarians from Transylvania, the Szecklres, the Hungarians from Banat and Partium, those who are living in internal Diasporas – have been …

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The limitation of using all official languages creates a negative impact within the EU

Iuliu Winkler MEP (EPP) warns about the negative impact on the democratic mechanisms and on the integration process because of the limitation in using all official languages of the EU in the European institutions.  “Multilingualism is one of the fundamental principles of the EU and one of the EU’s assets, reflecting the cultural and lingual …

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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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