• Ilhan Kyuchuk asked the European Commission to condemn the illegal actions of Boyko Rashkov
    Date: September 15, 2022
    Ilhan Kyuchyuk from MRF/Renew Europe accused the former Minister of the Interior Boyko Rashkov of illegally restricting the free choice of Bulgarian citizens. Kyuchyuk believes that the abuse of law did not start with the arrest of  the ex-prime minister is simply the culmination. Violation of laws, however, has become the norm in the past few months, Kyuchyuk pointed out. “There are a total of 191 cases presented to you, Mr. Reynders, and Ms. Jourova. How does an interior minister allow himself to threaten political activists, make them sign protocols. Alerts them that they are active in a campaign. A >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk during the debate on the state of the EU: Bulgaria must become a Schengen member by the end of the year
    Date: September 14, 2022
    EU plans to tackle the energy crisis, corruption, high electricity prices and investment in the EU economy were among the topics discussed with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. MEP from MRF/Renew Europe Ilhan Kyuchyuk supported the efforts of the European Commission and stated that today Europe must be united, both internally and externally. In his words, the Commission’s proposal to create a political community is good, but according to him, the Western Balkans should be an integral part of the EU. “I really like the idea of ​​a political community and creating new friendships and partnerships. But I >>>
  • MEP Kyuchyuk: European Commission Funds Controversial Report Serving Economedia Interests
    Date: September 13, 2022
    During his speech in the European Parliament on Monday, MEP from MRF/Renew Europe Ilhan Kyuchyuk touched upon a report prepared by the International Press Institute and funded by the European Commission, Kyuchyuk's office said on Tuesday. According to him, the report contains extremely disturbing circumstances regarding the media environment in the Republic of Bulgaria. Kyuchyuk says that dangerous precedents are thus being set by using distorted information that has no evidentiary value. "The most dangerous precedent is allowing large media owners hidden behind the facade of NGOs to legitimise reports to be used in the international community. This same report >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk was awarded the honorary title “Doctor Honoris Causa” by the American University in Europe-FON
    Date: September 9, 2022
    "This is a great recognition not only for me as a politician and citizen, but also for the parties of the liberal family that I represent and for whom education is the highest value in the modern world. We Europeans need North Macedonia in the EU. All the neighbors of North Macedonia are also interested, including Bulgaria as its neighbor," said Kyuchyuk in his speech after the ceremony. He emphasized that North Macedonia has chosen the path of building a multi-ethnic society in which everyone coexists and all international partners appreciate this. Speaking about the European Union, he pointed out >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk: Today, more than ever, politicians need humility and consensus!
    Date: September 6, 2022
    - The biggest lesson I learned from Mr. Dogan is that politics is a marathon in which you need to have like-minded people in order to run long enough and eventually become a winner. - I don't hate. Hate breeds division. Only one who loves can unite people. - It's hard for me to forgive when someone betrays me for a petty benefit. - The Bulgarian ethnic model can be a basis for historical reconciliation in Europe. - We overcome the pain of the past by leaving it in the history books and looking for new pages in these books >>>
  • Kyuchyuk of Ukraine: Full support for the country’s territorial integrity and European perspective
    Date: August 31, 2022
    Ilhan Kyuchyuk is on a two-day visit to Ukraine, accompanied by a delegation of ALDE. In Kiev, the Bulgarian MEP met with the ministers of defense and foreign affairs, with whom they discussed the development of the war and international cooperation in support of Ukraine, especially in the context of the worrying situation at the largest nuclear power plant in Europe - the Zaporozhye NPP, where several shelling continued for days. "We should not allow in the 21st century, in the heart of Europe, problems to be solved by military action. On behalf of the liberals in Europe, I express >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk from Srebrenica: More than a quarter century after the tragic events in Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina deserves a European perspective
    Date: July 11, 2022
    MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk visited the memorial center and honored the memory of the victims in the Bosnian city of Srebrenica, where in July 1995 the largest war crime in Europe was committed after the end of the Second World War. "The darkest page of modern European history that bears the lessons of this war crime. the memory of the tragedy in Srebrenica is a clear signal that Europe continues to be a moral debtor to the Western Balkans. The countries of this region have turned from enemies to partners and like-minded people of the Euro-Atlantic cause. They have the right >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk from the Congress in Sofia: Liberal democracies will only prevail if we fight together for our values
    Date: June 30, 2022
    "In order to restore the liberal world order, we need to deal with several major problems - the war in Ukraine, inflation and the protection of free trade," said Kyuchyuk during his welcome to guests and delegates at the Liberal International congress. The ALDE party president  outlined three major issues facing the world today - the war in Ukraine, inflation and the protection of free trade. "All of us liberals empathize with the Ukrainian people. They gave a historical lesson to the world. They are not just fighting for their independence, they are fighting for all of us, for our >>>
  • A group from Bulgaria visited the European Parliament at the invitation of Ilhan Kyuchyuk
    Date: June 21, 2022
    MEP Ilhan Kyuchuk hosted a group of visitors from Bulgaria in the European Parliament. Among the participants were members and supporters of MRF, as well as students from Kardzhali and Sevlievo, invited in connection with the European Year of Youth - 2022. During the visit, the guests got acquainted with the activity and organization of work of the European Parliament, as well as with the highlights of Ilhan Kyuchuk's work in the foreign affairs and legal affairs committees. He introduced the participants to the current political situation in Europe. "Europe is moving forward and has endured its development over the >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchuk from Prespa Forum: Stability is not a given. EU is incomplete without Western Balkans
    Date: June 17, 2022
    The MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk is in the Macedonian city of Ohrid, where he took part in the Prespa dialogue forum, organized by the Foreign Ministry in Skopje. In his capacity as permanent rapporteur for North Macedonia, Kyuchyuk is the only official representative from Bulgaria present at the event. Promoting good neighborly relations and cooperation, as well as strengthening the stability of the Western Balkans, are among the topics discussed at the forum. Participating in the panels for debates with the high-level participants was also the MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk, who said that stability is not a given and it is high >>>
  • A visitor group is in Brussels at the invitation of Ilhan Kyuchyuk
    Date: June 14, 2022
    MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk organized a visit from Bulgaria, during which members and supporters of the MRF from Kardzhali visited the European Parliament. During the visit, the participants had the opportunity to get acquainted with the work of the European institutions, to attend a lecture on the history and functioning of the European Union, as well as to meet and talk in person with Ilhan Kyuchyuk. Speaking about his activities and duties as a Member of the European Parliament, Ilhan Kyuchyuk drew special attention to the fact that the Movement for Rights and Freedoms is a respected member of the Liberal >>>
  • MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk Re-elected as ALDE Co-President
    Date: June 4, 2022
    MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk, member of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF), was elected Co-President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) at its 42nd congress, held in Dublin, from June 2 to 4, the MRF said in a press release on Saturday. In his acceptance speech Kyuchyuk declared “We want to thank you for your vote of confidence. Part of what makes the ALDE family so great is how we always put our differences aside and manage focus on what matters. This is why we deliver. If the last two years have taught us anything is >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk: Integration of the Western Balkans and Ukraine’s status as an EU candidate
    Date: May 26, 2022
    "Strong EU integration and enlargement, as well as granting Ukraine the status of an EU candidate," Ilhan Kyuchyuk said during the conference "Liberals for the Future of Europe - from a conference to Europe reform" hosted by the MEP. According to him, Europe has managed to unite in the most important moments - the pandemic and the war in Ukraine, but needs to change institutionally. Kyuchyuk is adamant that crises have awakened Europe to solidarity, protection and unity. The MEP commented on the Conference on the Future of Europe, from which the final conclusions and recommendations were presented on 9 >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk appeals to commissioners over hate speech
    Date: May 18, 2022
    Ilhan Kyuchyuk, a deputy from Bulgaria and a Co-President of the ALDE Party, has written to both officials saying that “politicians themselves are not immune to it.” In his letter, dated 19 May, the Renew MEP asks, “How are we to criminalize hate speech among our public and educate it properly in the European values if the political class intentionally resort to it?” The MEP, who is a joint leader of the RE group, cites comments about US Vice President Kamala Harris during her recent trip to  Bulgaria. In his letter, the MEP states, “Just days ago, the leader of >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk hosted a group of visitors to the EP
    Date: April 21, 2022
    MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk organized a visit from Bulgaria, during which members and supporters of the MRF from Varna and winners of competitions for children from Blagoevgrad, Veliko Tarnovo and Vidin visited the European Parliament. During the visit, the participants got acquainted with the work of the institution, attended a lecture on the history and functioning of the European Union and met with MRF MEPs. "The changes that have taken place in Europe and the world over the last few years are different, but what they have shown us is that they require us to be able?”] to adapt to the >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk: For more than 30 years, the MRF has been the stabilizing factor in Bulgarian politics
    Date: April 15, 2022
    Yesterday in Sofia was presented the book "The Political Campaign of the MRF, as a coalition partner in the National Assembly in the April 1997 elections" by Dr. Nadie Karagiozova. The event was organized by MRF MEP and ALDE co-chair Ilhan Kyuchyuk, who is the author of the book's foreword. "I was provoked by the idea that this book will reach young people, because in this way they will better understand the role of the MRF. Such an analysis is of particular importance to party members and supporters, as it recalls the history of the first 7 years of the >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk from Kyiv: We defend the free and democratic choice of each country
    Date: April 13, 2022
    MRF MEP and ALDE co-president Ilhan Kyuchyuk visited Ukraine, where he visited the cities of Kyiv, Bucha and Irpin. During the visit, he and his fellow Liberals met with the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine’s Parliament) Ruslan Stefanchuk, Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Olga Stefanishyna , Kira Rudik ALDE Party Vice President and member of the Ukrainian Parliament, and other lawmakers. . Kyuchyuk expressed solidarity with the people of Ukraine: “This terrible war must stop. It is unacceptable in the 21st century to witness such crimes against an entire nation that has peacefully chosen freedom >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk to greek media: No country in Europe could feel secured. Without safety, there is no freedom.
    Date: April 6, 2022
    Mr. Kyuchyuk, on 26 April, ALDE, ELF and Atlantic Club are co-organising a forum in Sofia on "The Ukraine Lesson: EU enlargement as antidote to war'. Does it scare you that war may be transferred to the Western Balkan region and the only way to avoid it is to integrate the countries of the region into the EU? Kyuchyuk: No country in Europe could feel secured because the rule-based order is threatened and all common principles of the UN Charter are violated. Everything has changed since Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. We live in a different, more dangerous world. We simply >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk nominated Zelensky for the Nobel Prize
    Date: March 28, 2022
    The MEP and co-chair of ALDE is among the European politicians who in an open letter addressed to the Nobel Committee, nominated Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky for the Nobel Peace Prize. "The world is shocked by the images of war coming from Ukraine. Millions of families now live in fear, and their homes and livelihoods are threatened by bombings and an invading army. We are witnessing the courage of Ukrainian citizens to resist this war against them by the Russian Federation. We believe that now is the time to show the people of Ukraine that the world is on their >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk awarded honorary membership by Bosnian Liberal Party “Nasa Stranka”
    Date: March 25, 2022
    At an official ceremony in Brussels, MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk was honored as an honorary member of the liberal party Nasa Stranka, which is part of the ALDE Liberal Family. MEP awarded a plaque by Bosnian politician Sabina Cudic. "It is a great pleasure for me to be an honorary member of the party. Thank you for the support and trust you have given me over the years. I strongly believe that Bosnia and Herzegovina needs liberal-minded politicians to move the country forward on its path to the EU. I am pleased that liberal parties across Europe are becoming increasingly important >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk to liberal leaders: Europe has not faced such a humanitarian catastrophe for decades
    Date: March 24, 2022
    Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Olga Stefanyshina also took part in the meeting Liberal leaders met in Brussels today, ahead of a regular European Council meeting to discuss Russia's military aggression against Ukraine, security and defense, COVID-19, energy, and more. Leaders representing more than 30 parties from 25 countries across Europe listened to Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Olga Stefanyshina, MPs Kira Rudik and Savik Shuster. As co-chair of the ALDE, Ilhan Kyuchyuk welcomed the liberal leaders and congratulated their Ukrainian counterparts on the courage and efforts they have shown over the past month, facing daily Russian aggression and fighting for >>>
  • Kyuchyuk to Osmani: Finding a European approach is the best way to resolve controversial issues
    Date: March 21, 2022
    According to the MEP, the efforts made in recent months will enable a common future for the two countries in the EU ALDE Co-Chair Ilhan Kyuchyuk and EP Permanent Rapporteur on the Republic of North Macedonia held a working meeting with Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani, who is on a working visit to Brussels, during which he attended a meeting of the AFET Foreign Affairs Committee. Kyuchyuk addressed the Foreign Minister of North Macedonia: "I congratulate the Government of North Macedonia on its constructive role in NATO. The country has demonstrated its Euro-Atlantic commitment to support Ukraine and its readiness to >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk visited the Romanian-Ukrainian border
    Date: March 19, 2022
    Together with his colleagues, Kyuchyuk visited the "Bridge of Hope" ALDE co-president Ilhan Kyuchyuk visited the Siget border crossing on the Romanian-Ukrainian border with fellow MEPs and members of the liberal family in Romania. "I hope the war will end soon, because the consequences are huge. What we see here is that the Romanian authorities and  people, are making great efforts to be useful to Ukrainian citizens fleeing the war. Now is the time to show the empathy that is in human nature. Now is the time to stand on the right side so that we have a worthy place >>>
  • Илхан Кючюк: България трябва да бъде много по-активна в международния диалог, за да може през дипломатически усилия да прокарва своя интерес
    Date: March 16, 2022
    Интервю за обзора на деня на Радио „Фокус” „Това е България” Водещ: За втори път тази година Международният дипломатически форум в турския курорт Анталия бе организиран под егидата на президента Ердоган и домакинството на външния министър Чавушоглу. Кои въпроси от глобалния и регионален дневен ред бяха обсъдени на панели, сесии и двустранни срещи на него? Поканих за отговор и анализ на постигнатото, и най-вече изговореното Илхан Кючюк – евродепутат от ДПС/“Обнови Европа“ и съпрезидент на АЛДЕ, Алианса на либералите и демократите за Европа. Какво даде този форум? С какво той бе полезен? Илхан Кючюк: Поставя на дневен ред важните предизвикателства, които стоят >>>
  • Kyuchyuk to Anadolu Agency: The only way to have a solid region without fragilities and ethnic conflict is the reconciliation of the region, which will go through the process of European integration
    Date: March 14, 2022
    “The only way to have a solid region without fragilities and ethnic conflict is the reconciliation of the region, which will go through the process of European integration,” Ilhan Kyuchyuk, a Renew Europe MEP, told Anadolu Agency on the sidelines of the Antalya Diplomacy Forum in southern Turkiye. The three-day high-level event in the resort city of Antalya has brought together participants from 75 countries, including 17 heads of state, 80 government ministers, and 39 representatives of international organizations. Anadolu Agency is the forum's global communications partner. Kyuchyuk called for “genuine aspirations” for the bloc’s Eastern Partnership countries amid Russia’s >>>
  • Liberals insisting for Ukraine’s European perspective
    Date: February 28, 2022
    Liberals call for tougher sanctions against Russia and help for Ukraine. ALDE Co-Chair Ilhan Kyuchyuk held an extraordinary meeting today with liberal leaders in Europe to discuss Russia's aggression in Ukraine and the subsequent steps taken by European partners to support Ukrainian citizens. "Only five days ago, Putin started a brutal war in Europe. He is attacking Ukraine, a sovereign state with an internationally recognized territorial integrity. But not only Ukraine, the Russian president is attacking world peace, our values ​​and democracy. Liberals have always sided with European values, and now is the time to show our solidarity with Ukraine. >>>
  • MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk awarded Plovdiv High School with the Simone Weil Award for Multicultural Education and Tolerance
    Date: February 18, 2022
    The French High School in Plovdiv "Antoine de Saint-Exupery" became the first school to be awarded the Simon Way Prize by MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk. The founders of the award for multicultural education and tolerance are MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk and his advisor Valentin Tonchev. "There is no doubt that Simon Wei's testament is still relevant today. Another proof of this is the work of the French Language High School in Plovdiv, which has the potential, strength and foresight to support the foundations of democratic values and European principles, "said Kyuchyuk at the ceremony. He also said that since 2007 the high >>>
  • MRF MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk asks Prime Minister Kiril Petkov
    Date: February 14, 2022
    Question to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria Kiril Petkov about the funds received from the media in the country over the past 10 years to promote the Operational Programs and the Rural Development Program of the EU, filed today in the office of the Council of Ministers. The question covers the period from January 2011 to December 2021 inclusive. Kyuchyuk insists that the information available in the administration of the Council of Ministers on all contracts concluded with media service providers in Bulgaria by the primary and secondary spending units with EU and EU funds be provided >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk meets with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu
    Date: February 11, 2022
    MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk met with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Deputy Foreign Minister Faruk Kaymakci, said Kyuchyuk's office on Friday. The meeting agenda included EU-Turkey bilateral relations, tackling illegal migration, and EU-Turkey connectivity, which the three politicians agreed must include education, economic and human contacts. "The Bulgaria-Turkey goodneighbourly relations are of great importance to the region. The bilateral relation between the EU and Turkey should lead to better productivity, cooperation and stability," said Kyuchyuk during the meeting. Minister Cavusoglu expressed happiness with the dynamic bilateral economic and investment partnership. According to Kyuchyuk, visa liberalization is the basis of good >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk opened the “Month of America” with a lecture on transatlantic cooperation
    Date: February 7, 2022
    For the first time, a member of the European Parliament is taking part in the event With a lecture on "European Union-US Transatlantic Cooperation", ALDE MEP and Co-Chair Ilhan Kyuchyuk opened the twelfth edition of the Month of America in Kardzhali. For the first time, a member of the European Parliament is taking part in the event. "For 75 years, the Transatlantic Partnership has championed freedom, democracy and the rule of law, trade and economic cooperation and security. The Transatlantic Alliance helped the victory of totalitarian regimes and the liberation of Europe from communism. Yet the world that has entered >>>
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