• › 2016-07-13 ›
    The European Commission´s (EC) decision, according to which the EU-Canada Free Trade Agreement - CETA - ought to be ratified by the national parliaments, represents a turning point in the transition from the old world of trade to a new world of international trade. This agreement, just as the overall trade policy of the EU, shall bear a crucial importance for SMEs. This was the primary message of MEP Iuliu Winkler, First Vice-President of SME Europe, as delivered this Wednesday in Brussels, during a working breakfast organized on the priorities of the Slovak rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU as concerns the role SMEs shall play in the EU´s economic dynamics.
  • › 2016-04-27 ›
    In its five-decade existence, the European community has gone through several economic, political and social crises, each time emerging stronger, said MEP Iuliu Winkler (UDMR, EPP) on Friday, in Sibiu, at the end of the Economic Conference entitled "Rethinking economic policy for European SMEs".
  • › 2016-03-25 ›

  • › 2015-10-28 ›
    Iuliu Winkler, MEP, has been elected, this Wednesday, through a unanimous vote, as First Vice President of SME Europe - the lobby organization for SMEs of the European People's Party (EPP) - in its General Assembly which was organized on the sidelines of the EPP Congress in Madrid.
  • › 2015-10-14 ›
    A closer cooperation between regions can lead to a significant increase in the degree of absorption of European funds, for the 2014-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework, stated MEP Iuliu Winkler (UDMR, EPP), Wednesday, at the “Twinned regions open for support of SMEs and urban-rural development through EU funded projects” debate, which took place at this year´s “Open Days” event at the Committee of the Regions.
  • › 2015-06-18 ›
    The European industry needs to adapt its mentality to the new context in which global trade functions; this was the main message Iuliu Winkler, MEP, vice-chair of the European Parliament’s (EP) International Trade Committee (INTA) voiced, Thursday, to representatives of the European railway industry, gathered in Bucharest.
  • › 2015-06-04 ›
    Tax fairness at the European Union level is a subject that reappeared on the public agenda; the related debates are often heated, with many contradictory ideas being promoted. EPP MEPs are conscious of the need to express clear positions in European debates, including those regarding the EU´s VAT taxation system.
  • › 2014-06-17 ›
    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 we don’t really have priorities! We are all coming after difficult electoral campaigns and we, the EPP did win the elections, but we all have heard also the voices of discontent, we all have heard citizen saying: “I love Europe, but not exactly as it is today!”
  • › 2014-06-05 ›
    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.
  • › 2013-12-31 ›
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  • › 2016-12-21
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
    › 2016-11-08
    The European Parliament (EP) plays an important role in shaping the trade policy of the EU, stated MEP Iuliu Winkler, Vice-Chair of the International Trade Committee (INTA) in the EP, during a debate concerning the latest developments of the European Partnership for Responsible Minerals - EPRM, Tuesday morning, in Brussels.
    › 2016-09-15
    My belief, and that of another 40 million EU citizens, is that the EU´s stubbornness, to remain silent on the matter of national and linguistic minorities in Europe, is a mistake of historic proportions; affirmed MEP Iuliu Winkler (RMDSZ, EPP) in his Written Declaration forwarded to the European Parliament´s Plenary this Wednesday, in the context of the debate following the State of the Union speech of European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker. The MEP´s statement comes as a follow-up to President Juncker´s concluding assertion that “History will not remember us ... but will remember our mistakes”.