• 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 >>>
  • The rule of law and the basic principles of the EU. Part Two – protection tools and the way forward
    Date: January 18, 2021
    It is widely accepted that the procedure for suspending rights deriving from EU membership due to a "grave and continuing breach" of the basic principles is intended to respond in exceptional cases where a political rather than a legal assessment is required. Following the codification in Union primary law of the EU's fundamental principles (or values) common to the Member States, the Treaty of Amsterdam introduces for the first time a sanction for non-compliance. The provision embodied in this Art. Article 7 (2) and (3) TEU regulates the suspension of the rights of a Member State in the event of >>>
  • The rule of law and the basic principles of the EU. Part one – overview and historical development
    Date: January 11, 2021
    The early case law of the European Court of Justice formulates the basic principles that form the "legal community", including the principles of legal certainty and stability, the legitimate expectations, the principle of proportionality. The concept of the EU as a "legal community" (rechtsgemeinschaft) was introduced by Walter Hallstein, the first President of the European Commission in 1962, and the rule of law was identified as a fundamental and universal value for all Member States, with a declaration of European identity heads of government in 1973 This concept was also adopted by the Court of Justice of the European Union, >>>
  • Kyuchyuk to Osmani: Bulgaria and North Macedonia should make efforts to resolve problems
    Date: December 10, 2020
    I believe that both sides will resume constructive discussions. Otherwise, we see the alarming development of the situation, namely the growing nationalism and hate speech. Today, MRF / Renew Europe MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk, who is also the permanent rapporteur on the Republic of North Macedonia, presented the progress report to Foreign Affairs Committee. Following the European Council's decision to open accession negotiations with North Macedonia in march this year, the convening of the first intergovernmental conference was postponed due to a lack of progress in relations with Bulgaria. According to Kyuchyuk, despite the complicated situation with pandemic, North Macedonia has >>>
  • The EU’s balancing role in Central Asia
    Date: December 4, 2020
    The European Union opened its last European External Action Service (EEAS) delegation in Turkmenistan last year. The only diplomatic representation missing in Central Asia and a definite signal of an increasing closer relationship towards the region. Even if the five ‘Stans’ haven't  always figured as priorities on top of the European foreign agenda in the past, as the closer neighbourhood currently faces big challenges, the EU hasn’t overlooked the opportunities to cement a stronger Eurasian relationship in recent years. Increasing its diplomatic presence signals an important trajectory towards the region, which complement new and recently negotiated trade agreements, as well >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk: In a digital world, there is no place for analog governance
    Date: November 23, 2020
    "Despite global closure, we remain open to the world because empathy and responsibility are our DNA. To pay attention to the future today, first of all, means to look at the opportunities that this new situation in the world offers us.", said during his introductory remarks, the former president of the Youth MRF Ilhan Kyuchyuk. The VIII National Conference of the Youth MRF was held under the title "Youth MRF - The Future Today!", entirely online with the participation of 357 delegates. This is the first party conference in Bulgaria, which is held completely digitally, in order to comply with >>>
  • MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk to “Monitor”: North Macedonia’s veto is also a veto for Albania
    Date: November 17, 2020
    Confidence in the 2017 contract must be restored, if there is a misunderstanding, it can be clarified I expected a much stronger Bulgarian handwriting from the session of the Berlin process, the MEP said in an interview with "Monitor" Monitor: Mr. Kyuchyuk, you are the EP rapporteur for North Macedonia, how do you see the current situation and the process of the country's accession to the EU? Is there progress in the negotiations? Kyuchyuk: The Republic of North Macedonia has fulfilled all the conditions for starting negotiations. A few months ago, parliamentary elections were held, which all observers described as >>>
  • MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk: We have lost the energy of the Bulgarian Presidency on the topic of the Western Balkans and the EU
    Date: November 11, 2020
    "I wish Bulgaria was a real generator of ideas connecting the Western Balkans with the EU, but it lost the huge energy it had during the Bulgarian Presidency." This was said for Radio Focus by Ilhan Kyuchyuk, who is the EP's permanent rapporteur for the Republic of North Macedonia. His comment was sought on the occasion of the Berlin Summit, which took place yesterday. Kyuchyuk described it as a good initiative on the European Commission's agenda. The MEP believes that the Western Balkans need to be included in EU policies much earlier and highlighted the two major upcoming changes not >>>
  • The losses will be very large – both for Bulgaria and for North Macedonia
    Date: November 9, 2020
    Europe needs its own "Magnitsky Law" because its effectiveness has been seen in the United States, says MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk in an interview for CLUB Z Club Z: Mr. Kyuchyuk, what do you expect to happen on 17 November, when the General Affairs Council has to decide to launch an intergovernmental conference with North Macedonia? What do you think Bulgaria should do? Kyuchyuk: My work in recent years is aimed at bringing Bulgaria and North Macedonia closer within the EU. As rapporteur for the European Parliament and as a friend of North Macedonia, I am doing my best to make >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk: Western Balkans countries should be a strategic priority of the EU
    Date: November 6, 2020
    MRF / Renew Europe MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk, the European Parliament's Permanent Rapporteur on the Republic of North Macedonia, held a virtual conference on "The Western Balkans beyond 2020: Actions and decisions in times of pandemic". "The topic of today's conference is relevant because 2020 was a key year for the EU, despite the crisis caused by COVID-19. In a situation of global secrecy, the EC initiated dialogues and supported the regions of the Western Balkans with financial support of 3.3 billion euros. This means that the region is not polluted, that the EU is set according to a planned plan >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk to “24 hours”: The contract with North Macedonia can be supplemented
    Date: November 6, 2020
    Interview for 24 hours online 24 hours: Mr. Kyuchyuk, a national conference of the Youth MRF is forthcoming, at which a new leadership will be elected. At the last one you were re-elected president, will you run for a third term now? Kyuchyuk: I am not a candidate in this election. My generation helped and gave security and development to the organization. Now is the time for new, faster growth that can come from the next generation. Time demands it! 24 hours: The youth conference is expected to be held entirely online for the first time, but you have over >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk: Protecting our shared values unites us and makes us Europeans
    Date: October 15, 2020
    MRF / Renew Europe MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk organized an online video conference with key names from the European institutions on the topic: “EU Mechanism for Democracy, the Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights: A Common European Aim" "It is important to have an open debate on this topic, because although it sounds abstract, according to the EU Treaty, our shared values of respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and the rights of minorities are at the heart of it all, which unites us. In her address, the Vice-President of the European Commission for Prices and >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk to “Monitor”: The EC mechanism is fair, I find it detailed
    Date: October 1, 2020
    The idea of the report is to serve as a red light, he said. MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk commented to "Monitor" on the EC's new mechanism and report on the rule of law. Monitor: How the new report effects the rule of law for Bulgaria, which is valid for all EU countries? Kyuchyuk: It shows that certain steps are being taken to reform the important sectors monitored by the European Commission. On the other hand these reforms should be continued over time without deviation from the basic principles. Monitor: Do you see a retreat? Kyuchyuk: The EC monitors a lot of >>>
  • Kyuchyuk to Osmani: Politicians’ work depends on historic commission decisions
    Date: September 29, 2020
    Both expressed hope for a speedy resumption of work on the Joint Multidisciplinary Commission on the Neighborhood Agreement with the Republic of North Macedonia and are adamant that it will increase efforts to bridge historical differences Renew Europe MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk and Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani, who is on a working visit to Brussels, held a working meeting today. On this meeting they discussed the priorities of the new government in North Macedonia, the European integration of the country and the possibility of convening the first intergovernmental conference by the end of the year. MEP Kyuchyuk, who is also the >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk: We invariably insist on the European mechanism for democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights
    Date: September 10, 2020
    The Committee on Legal Affairs today voted its opinion on the report on the establishment of an EU mechanism for democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights, on which the European Parliament is chaired by the Committee on civil liberties, justice and home affairs. The text voted recalls that the EU does not yet have a legally binding mechanism for regular monitoring of the observance of fundamental values by the Member States and the Union institutions. It also states that the main objective of a future interinstitutional agreement on the Union Pact for Democracy, the rule of law and >>>
  • MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk: I am certain that relations between EU and Uzbekistan will develop
    Date: September 4, 2020
    The current momentum for EU-Uzbekistanis relations should be seen as very positive because of Uzbekistan reforms since 2016 and the opening of negotiations for the new Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (EPCA) which is underway. The EPCA trade agreement will be very important for Uzbekistan and the European Union (EU) since Uzbekistan remains the largest potential consumer market in Central Asia with a population of 33 million people and an important country for new supply chains routes and energy. That puts it in a key positon with regards to trade and of course as a growing partner for the EU. The >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk: North Macedonia has formed a pro-European government
    Date: August 31, 2020
    MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk (Movement for Rights and Freedoms, Bulgaria), who is the European Parliament's Permanent Rapporteur on the Republic of North Macedonia, welcomed the formation of the new government in the country, approved  yesterday by parliament. According to Kyuchyuk, the country needs political stability to continue reforms and a pro-European government to prepare a roadmap for EU accession: "The Republic of North Macedonia held fair and legitimate elections in an extremely difficult situation of a global pandemic. Contrary to many expectations, the country responded in the best way by concluding an agreement to form a new government in a short >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk for KOHA: The coalition agreement between Zaev and Ahmeti fits the expectations of the European partners
    Date: August 26, 2020
    “I believe that the Republic of North Macedonia held fair and legitimate elections in an extremely difficult situation of a global pandemic. The country's citizens exercised their political right to decide who would lead North Macedonia through the crucial phases of the complex EU accession negotiations.”, this was stated by MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk in a interview for macedonian newspaper KOHA. KOHA: Mr. Kyuchyuk, what are your expectations from the Zaev-Ahmeti Government? Kyuchyuk: Contrary to many expectations, an agreement to form the new government was found in a short period of time, and the request made by Zaev and Ahmeti at >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk: Rosenets’ action is a pathetic attempt to win dividends for a marginal party
    Date: July 29, 2020
    They want to get on the “MRF boat” to sneak into the next parliament * Already in 2017, we warned that there would be a political, parliamentary and constitutional crisis if the opposition between the institutions continued. * Our country can benefit from funds up to 29 billion euro, but they are bound by a number of terms, the MEP from MRF says in an interview for the Monitor. Monitor: Mr. Kyuchyuk , after prolonged negotiations in Brussels, our country will receive nearly 29 billion euro for the next 7 years. Could we have negotiated more? Kyuchyuk: First of all, >>>
  • The MRF delegation in the European Parliament supported the demands for more ambitious EU budget, and its commitment to the rule of law
    Date: July 23, 2020
    In an extraordinary plenary session, the European Parliament voted  a resolution,  reflecting the institution's position on the agreement reached within the Council between Member States on the long-standing EU budget and the plan to rebuild the European economy. MEPs from the Movement for Rights and Freedoms – Ilhan Kyuchyuk, Iskra Mihaylova and Atije Alieva – voted in favor of a resolution, reflecting  the EP's position on the agreement reached in the European council last week on the EU's multiannual financial framework and recovery fund. The resolution voted by the EP welcomes the agreement reached within the Council on the Recovery >>>
  • Kyuchyuk: I expect creation of stable majority in North Macedonia
    Date: July 21, 2020
    Welcoming the orderly and impartial conduct and the substantial voter turnout during the general elections in North Macedonia on 15 July, despite the difficult circumstances due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Bulgarian Renew Europe (Movement for Rights and Freedoms) MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk, who is the EP's standing rapporteur on North Macedonia, stated that this all shows a high degree of civic engagement to the country's future. Together with Austrian S&D MEP Andreas Schieder, Chair of the EP Delegation to the EU-North Macedonia Joint Parliamentary Committee, Ilhan Kyuchyuk commented that the future Parliament and government are expected to have a key role >>>
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