Members of the European Parliament proposed the establishment of a monitoring mechanism that would make Member States meet the Copenhagen criteria even after they have joined the EU, promoting the respect of the core values of the European Union.
MEP Iuliu Winkler (EPP, UDMR), salutes the declaration of the European Commission (EC) President, Jean-Claude Juncker, in his speech concerning the "State of the Union", related to his determination not to allow the abolition of the Schengen system.
An efficient European response to the migrant crisis requires a substantial increase of the corresponding funds in the EU budget for 2016, claims MEP Iuliu Winkler (UDMR, EPP), in the opening of the European Parliament´s (EP) International Trade Committee (INTA) first autumn session meeting, which took place Monday, 31st August.
Young Hungarians from Transylvania had the opportunity to expand their knowledge on entrepreneurship, marketing and media at this year’s Youth Business Programme Camp. The most talented high school students attending the training programme joined the competition for a one-month start-up training at the Boston MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).
Ilhan Kyuchyuk, the Turkish MEP from Bulgaria was introduced in the situation of the Hungarian minority in Romania and was informed about the specific problems of this community faces. The liberal politician visited Cluj Napoca upon the invitation of Csaba Sógor, RMDSZ MEP, holding a presentation on the 26th of June as a part of the European Talking Nights series, organised in cooperation with the Andor Járosi Cultural Workshop.
On the 11th July Iuliu Winkler and Csaba Sógor RMDSZ MEPs held a discussion on the topic of migration at the EU Camp organized at Izvorul Mureșului by the Hungarian Youth Conference (MIÉRT), the Executive Presidency of RMDSZ and the Kós Károly Academy Foundation between the 7th and 12th July for the 12th time this year.
On 30 June 2015, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), in cooperation with Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), Minority Rights Group International (MRG) and International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) convened an international conference entitled ‘Freedom of Religion? The Price of Faith’ at the European Parliament in Brussels. Hosted by Csaba Sógor MEP (EPP), György Hölvényi MEP (EPP) and Ilhan Kyuchyuk MEP (ALDE), the conference addressed the issues arising when people’s freedom to practice their religion comes into contention with social and geopolitical forces, as well as the question of how to promote constructive relations between religious communities and cultures.
On the 30th of June an exhibition was held to celebrate the religious and political leader of Tibet in sign of appreciation of the example he represents for the whole world. The exhibition entitled Ways of wisdom was organized on the occasion of the 80th birthday of the XIVth incarnation of Dalai Lama by Csaba Sógor and Thomas Mann MEP's in cooperation with the office of Tibet (Brussels) and International Campaign for Tibet.