• Ilhan Kyuchyuk: Modern democracies will belong to the citizens
    Date: September 12, 2021
    Ilhan Kyuchyuk is a Member of the European Parliament since 2014, representing the Movement for Rights and Freedoms from Bulgaria and he is co-President of the ALDE Party. He is a member of the Foreign Affairs, Transport and Tourism, as well as the Legal Affairs committees. He also serves as the First Vice-Chair of the Delegation to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee and a substitute member of the Delegation for relations with the Arab Peninsula. Why did you decide to take part in the Conference Plenary? Kyuchyuk: The truth is that the EU institutions have not undergone major reforms since >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk to bosnian klix.ba
    Date: September 3, 2021
    klix.ba: How do you see the future of the liberal idea in Europe and can it cope with today's security, humanitarian and health challenges, especially given the growing pressure from right-wing parties across the EU? Ilhan Kyuchyuk: The European Union today – considering the Coronavirus pandemic, the increasing impacts of climate change and also following the withdrawal of the United Kingdom to name just a few – is facing multiple challenges on many fronts and has not always been able to respond as quickly and as coordinated to such challenges as we would like. But we liberals, firmly believe that >>>
  • Kyuchyuk to Tusk: Unity is the key to tackling the many challenges facing Europe
    Date: September 3, 2021
    Co-president of ALDE Party Ilhan Kyuchyuk talked today with President of the  European People's Party  Donald Tusk During the meeting, the two discussed the challenges facing Europe and the Union as a whole, as well as the possibilities for tackling them. "The pro-European parties should unite to bring Europe out of the many challenges it faces.", Kyuchyuk said during the meeting. According to the chairman of the European People's Party, Donald Tusk, with unity and joint efforts correct tools the EU has full potential to tackle the pandemic and the upcoming new wave. They discussed increasing populism in politics, illiberal >>>
  • Kyuchyuk to Zaev: I hope the dialogue with the new Bulgarian government will continue
    Date: September 3, 2021
    The European Parliament Permanent Rapporteur for the Republic of North Macedonia and the President of the ALDE Party, Ilhan Kyuchyuk, held a series of high-level meetings during his visit to the Republic of North Macedonia. The talks between the two parties focused on restoring trust and good neighborly relations with the Republic of Bulgaria and the country’s European integration process. “I firmly hope that the dialogue with the new Bulgarian government will continue as soon as possible. Both sides are committed to joint efforts and finding a common language, because the current losers are the citizens of the Republic of >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk from Veliko Tarnovo: The competition next year will be held with students from Bulgaria and the Republic of North Macedonia
    Date: July 19, 2021
    The MEP and the School Principal of "Vela Blagoeva" Secondary School Angel Yanchev unanimously support the idea of a common project between the two countries Ilhan Kyuchyuk received an award for his contribution to the philosophical-historical competition "Macedonia and Bulgaria - the Near Far Away", which is held under the patronage of the MEP. The new president of the European Liberals, Ilhan Kyuchyuk, is the European Parliament's permanent rapporteur for the Republic of North Macedonia, and such initiatives are often supported by him, and this award is another recognition of his contribution to the development of the country's international relations. >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk: Europe needs quick solutions to play a key geopolitical role
    Date: July 17, 2021
    According to the MEP, the Conference on the Future of Europe will be a successful tool for democracy if it becomes a sustainable mechanism, but Bulgaria is again out of the debate due to the lack of representatives of the national parliament MEP and co-president of ALDE Ilhan Kyuchyuk took part in the discussion "How to hear the voice of citizens through the Conference on the Future of Europe?". The event was held live in Hall 10 of the National Palace of Culture and was organized in three parts - informative, discussion panel with MEPs and discussion with representatives of >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk: The European “Magnitsky Act” should not become an instrument of over-repression
    Date: July 7, 2021
    The President of the ALDE party is adamant that some member states use the imposition of sanctions by the United States as a pretext for illegal repression against individuals and companies Yesterday in the plenary hall, the MRF MEP and Pesident of the ALDE party Ilhan Kyuchyuk stated his position on the European law "Magnitsky", which is analogue to the American global regime of sanctions for human rights violations. The MEP expressed concern about the negative impact of the US act on Member States which use the imposition of sanctions by the United States as a pretext for unlawful reprisals >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk initiates the establishment of a FC Arda Kardzhali fan club in Brussels
    Date: July 5, 2021
    The idea of the MEP is supported by the President of LYMEC Antoaneta Assenova and the Mayor of Kardzhali Dr. Eng. Hasan Azis. FC Arda will have a new fan club in Brussels, from September. This was announced after a meeting between MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk and the president of the football club Petar Peshev. The initiative of the President of the European Liberals Ilhan Kyuchyuk was supported by Antoaneta Assenova, President of the European Liberal Youth / LYMEC / and Dr. Hassan Azis, Deputy Chairman of the MRF and Mayor of Kardzhali. "Many Bulgarian citizens live in Brussels, who are >>>
  • Huge international support for the MRF
    Date: July 1, 2021
    Movement for Rights and Freedoms received overwhelming support from its international partners in the European Parliament on the occasion of the upcoming parliamentary elections In his address, the President of the Renew Europe group, Dacian Cioloş, emphasized the important role of the MRF in Bulgaria, as well as the efforts of the MRF MEPs for a policy closer to the people. In his speech, Cioloş also expressed confidence in the values ​​of the party and its trained personnel for the implementation of the reforms necessary for the accelerated economic development of Bulgaria. In his address, he expressed confidence that the >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk to the liberal leaders: The pandemic showed us that we have to take bold and quick decisions
    Date: June 24, 2021
    Liberal leaders met today in Brussels before the European Council, to discuss issues concerning COVID-19, economic recovery, migration and relations with Turkey and Russia.  MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk participated as a co-chairman of ALDE party. The topic of Covid crisis was discussed at the meeting. Leaders paid particular attention to the epidemic situation and the current situation with vaccines, as well as the recently adopted digital vaccination certificate. The participants in the meeting are adamant that coordination efforts will continue in response to the pandemic, as well as measures to help Member States deal with the crisis. Meanwhile reviewed the remaining >>>
  • Conference on the Future of Europe: Plenary meets for the first time
    Date: June 21, 2021
    MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk is among the Bulgarian participants in the Conference on behalf of the European Parliament On Saturday 19 June, the inaugural Plenary meeting of the Conference on the Future of Europe was held in Strasbourg. Today’s Plenary marks another important moment in the life of the Conference – an unprecedented, open and inclusive European democratic exercise. The Conference Plenary comprises representatives from the European Parliament,  from the Council and from the European Commission, as well as representatives from all national Parliaments and citizens. The debates will be held for several months, and the purpose of the meetings is until >>>
  • According to Ilhan Kyuchyuk and Renew Europe, mobility cannot come at the cost of lives
    Date: June 19, 2021
    In 2019, the last known statistical year, the EU suffered 23,000 deaths in road accidents, and 120,000 injuries. It is a startling statistic, close to that of 2018, which saw little improvement for several years. For Renew Europe, this slaughter on the European roads must come to an end. This is the focal point of the report on the EU's political framework for road safety for the decade 2021-2030, adopted today by the Parliamentary Transport Committee (TRAN), which makes a series of recommendations for achieving a “Vision Zero” of fatalities and serious injuries by 2050, based on three pillars: safer >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk is among the elected members of the plenary sessions of the Conference on the Future of Europe
    Date: June 13, 2021
    The MEP has been nominated for his hard work in the EP's Foreign Affairs Committee and will be responsible for the priority axis "Europe in the world". MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk has been elected to represent the Renew Europe group in the plenary section of the Conference on the Future of Europe. Depending on its size, each political group in the EP has the right to nominate a number of MEPs to represent it in plenary. This is a huge success for the Bulgarian politician, because he is among the 108 representatives who will take part in the plenary sessions. Discussions >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk is the new President of the European Liberals
    Date: June 11, 2021
    The MEP was confirmed as President during the ALDE party congress The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) Party held its 41st Congress on 11-12 June. Taking into account the ongoing exceptional circumstances, the event took place in a hybrid format in Brussels, Belgium and online. The ALDE member parties gathered for the highest decision-making authority of the Liberal party and overwhelmingly supported the MRF MEP - Ilhan Kyuchyuk, as one of its two presidents. “It is good news that one of ALDE’s new presidents is from Eastern Europe. Liberals are expanding their geographical presence in Europe and >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk to Politicki.ba: “Non-paper” risks peace in the Western Balkans
    Date: May 18, 2021
    Politicki.ba: Why you signed a letter to Mr. Borell and Mr. Vrhelyi? Kyuchyuk: The short answer is because we do care about Bosnia and Herzigovina and we believe its future belongs to the European Union. Bosnia and Herzigovina citizens have suffered enormously from the ethnic conflict in the 90s and I think it is high time for the country to make a big step forward its European path and become very soon a candidate country. But to succeed in this goal, reforms should be inclusive with the participation of the entire population. All political parties and their elected office holders, >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk launched the Bulgarian contribution to the Conference for the Future of Europe
    Date: May 11, 2021
    For the first time since the creation of the EU, the three institutions - the European Parliament, Council and Commission participate together in such an initiative on inclusive democracy MRF / Renew Europe MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk hosted the online conference: EUROPE OF CITIZENS: THE CONFERENCE FOR THE FUTURE OF EUROPE. The relevance of the topic is determined by the recent launch of the digital platform for the Conference for the Future of Europe and the opportunity for all citizens to participate in the decision-making process. Politicians, researchers, experts and representatives of youth organizations took part in the online forum. "European >>>
  • Kyuchyuk to Zaev: The connectivity between our two countries is the key to good neighborly relations
    Date: May 11, 2021
    The MEP met with the Prime Minister of the Republic of North Macedonia, Zoran Zaev, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bujar Osmani. Prime Minister of North Macedonia Zoran Zaev is visiting Brussels where he held a number of meetings related to the opening of negotiations for EU accession. Today the Prime Minister met with the standing rapporteur of the country Ilhan Kyuchyuk. They discussed possibilities for finding a way out of the impasse in which there are two countries, building strong neighborly relations and connectivity between countries. "We need an agenda that is based on the future. It is >>>
  • The EU needs to find its new Raison d’être
    Date: May 10, 2021
    * Raison d'être—  is a French expression, the most important reason or purpose for someone or something's existence History teaches us that Europe has prospered when cooperation prevails over confrontation. This seemingly simple conclusion paved the way for Robert Schumann's idea for the European project on May 9, 1950. Thanks to the ideas of great Europeans like Schumann, we now realize that differences are our wealth. From a continent torn apart and ravaged by devastating wars, Europe has become a factor that sets world standards for democracy, human rights and freedoms, and the rule of law. And as Europeans, we >>>
  • Kyuchyuk and Pendarovski: Only way for Bulgaria and North Macedonia is building trust and friendship
    Date: April 29, 2021
    The President of the Republic of North Macedonia thanked the MEP for his commitment and the adopted resolution marking the country's efforts. President of the Republic of North Macedonia Stevo Pendarovski is on a two-day visit to Brussels, where he is holding a series of working meetings, including with the EP's standing rapporteur for the country, Ilhan Kyuchyuk. They discussed the political dynamics in the relations between North Macedonia and Bulgaria and the challenges which the two countries face. They both agreed that there is no other path between the two neighbouring countries than building trust and friendship. “The accession >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk: Extending the European integration is the right path to follow
    Date: April 17, 2021
    The Conference on the Future of Europe needs to change the EU to serve its citizens more effectively Mr. Kyuchyuk, the subject of Europe's future seems to be eternal. Giscard d'Estaing has done much in this direction as President of the Convention on Europe, although the proposed EU Constitution has been blamed in referendums in the Netherlands and France. The official opening and holding of a Conference on the Future of Europe is imminent, the launch of which, unfortunately, has been delayed mainly due to the crown crisis, but also due to differences in the views of the main European institutions. A number of issues arise on the occasion of the Conference, on which I would like to seek your opinion. What do you expect the Conference to achieve? Kyuchyuk: In general, everyone expects the Conference to change the European Union so that it can serve its citizens more effectively and play a more >>>
  • The Green Deal – an Ambitious Strategy with Multilayered Application
    Date: April 13, 2021
    Authors: Ilhan Kyuchyuk, Iskra Mihaylova, Atidzhe Alieva-Veli The Green Deal which was proposed as a new strategy for growth in the European Union by the European Commission in late 2019 has received a lot of support but has also aroused some criticism and outspoken opposition. This review paper presents the view of MRF’s MEPs, members of Renew Europe group, regarding the Green Deal and its multilayered application as an effective strategy for growth. We are convinced supporters of the Green Deal, and firmly stand behind the idea that it offers Bulgaria huge development opportunities, provided that our country puts in >>>
  • Kyuchyuk’s report on North Macedonia was voted with large majority
    Date: March 29, 2021
    MEP calls for compromise on roadmap with Bulgaria to restart European integration process and convene first intergovernmental conference as soon as possible Yesterday, the EP voted on Ilhan Kyuchyuk's report on North Macedonia with 558 votes in favour, 70 against and 59 abstentions. Earlier in the day, MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk presented his report on the Republic of North Macedonia, which objectively reflects both the positive and negative trends in the country in recent years. The European Parliament approved the "Kyuchyuk Report" by an overwhelming majority, urging political will for dialogue and sustainable change to hold the first intergovernmental conference with North >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk: The EP has taken a firm stand for the protection of the rights of Bulgarian citizens
    Date: March 2, 2021
    The Legal Affairs Committee of the EP voted decisively majority for full visa reciprocity and equal treatment of all european citizens. On March 1, members of the Committee on Legal Affairs of the European Parliament voted in favor of the request be referred to the European court for failure to act by the European Commission. The reason for this is its unfulfilled obligation to adopt a delegated act to temporarily suspend the exemption from the visa requirement for US citizens, as the visa requirement has not been abolished for all citizens of Member States, affecting the citizens of Bulgaria, Romania, >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk: Walls have no place in relations between Bulgaria and North Macedonia
    Date: March 1, 2021
    We often argue over things that are in the past, but they are also a subject of various media speculations All of us who are actively involved in the process of North Macedonia's accession to the EU would like to see dialogue with Bulgaria resumed and sustainable solutions to existing bilateral issues found. No one benefits from a protracted dispute, says Ilhan Kyuchyuk, Bulgarian MEP from Renew Europe/MRF and EP standing rapporteur for North Macedonia, in an interview to EUROPOST. Europost: Mr Kyuchyuk, you recently returned from an important official visit to North Macedonia where you had numerous meetings, including >>>
  • MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk during his visit to Skopje: We need to restore mutual trust between Bulgaria and North Macedonia
    Date: February 18, 2021
    Kyuchyuk has already met with North Macedonian President Stevo Pendarovski, PM Zoran Zaev, Minister of Foreign Affairs Bujar Osmani, Vice-PM Nikola Dimitrov, Minister of Local Self-Government Goran Milevski and opposition party leader Hristijan Mickoski.  Ilhan Kyuchyuk, the European Parliament's standing rapporteur for North Macedonia, is on an official visit to Skopje.Discussions focused on political reforms in the country and restoring trust as well good neighbourly relations between North Macedonia and Bulgaria. [caption id="attachment_6388" align="alignright" width="374"] Ilhan Kyuchyuk with the President of North Macedonia Stevo Pendarovski[/caption] “Good neighbourly relations are an important part of every framework for negotiations, and building them >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk: Small and medium-sized businesses are at the core of the European recovery
    Date: February 11, 2021
    On the one hand "Green Deal" is defined as a historic opportunity for economic transformation, but on the other, it challenges the industrial engines in a number of EU countries MRF / Renew Europe MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk hosted an online conference: "THE GREEN DEAL AND ITS IMPACT ON SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESSES", and was attended by politicians, experts, business representatives and NGOs. "The EU is investing heavily in small and medium-sized enterprises during the crisis because it believes they are at the heart of European recovery. The green deal is not a sectoral policy, it goes far beyond environmental issues. >>>
  • Kyuchyuk to the macedonian Press24: The big problem between Bulgaria and North Macedonia is the nationalism race
    Date: February 11, 2021
    In an interview with the Macedonian media Press24, the MEP expressed his point of view on the situation in Bulgaria and the Republic of North Macedonia. Press24: The cancellation of the first intergovernmental conference, scheduled for December and would open the Republic of North Macedonia's negotiation process with the EU, was seen as a major failure for Brussels, but also a serious disappointment in North Macedonia as the blockade came from Sofia. What are the chances Macedonia to start talks with the EU this year? Kyuchyuk: I'm working hard to make it happen as soon as possible, but I can't >>>
  • Kyuchyuk during the EP debates: The vaccination in Europe came with a delay
    Date: February 10, 2021
    During the debates in the EP with Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, MEPs discussed issues related to the progress of vaccinations, the supply of vaccines across the EU and the transparency of contracts. In his speech, the MEP from MRF / Renew Europe, Ilhan Kyuchyuk touched upon the topic of vaccination of European citizens, taking into account the good trends from last year, which, however, do not apply to 2021. "The first good news is that there was a common strategy of the European Commission for the purchase of vaccines. This was the right step, because otherwise it would >>>
  • Kyuchyuk: Clear rules are needed in order to unfold the potential of philanthropy
    Date: February 5, 2021
    MEP from MRF / "Renew Europe" Ilhan Kyuchyuk and Vice-President of the European Parliament Nicola Beer (FDP, Germany) hosted a "Renew Europe" group webinar on "Philanthropy and non-profit organizations in Europe" "They say that 'what we do for ourselves goes with us, and what we do for others and for the world around us remains and is immortal,' so philanthropy is at the heart of any society and determines how fair it is. The message "no one will be abandoned" is especially relevant in times of crisis like today. Of course, for this purpose we need a legal framework and >>>
  • Kyuchyuk and Buckovski: The walls have no place between neighboring countries
    Date: January 30, 2021
    MRF / Renew Europe MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk, who is the European Parliament's Permanent Rapporteur on the Republic of North Macedonia, met with Government Special Envoy Vlado Buckovski, who is on a working visit to Bulgaria. During the meeting they exchanged ideas for continuing the process of restoring trust between the two countries, and according to Kyuchyuk, North Macedonia needs political stability and a strong pro-European agenda that will ensure the process of European integration. "We should restore confidence in the neighborhood agreement. Only through it can build long-term understanding and friendship. The key to successful neighborly relations is the establishment >>>
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