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Ilhan Kyuchyuk

There is something in common between all the politicians – to everyone of them has been passed a vote of confidence. There are certain expectations that we have to all of them. I believe that people that have accepted the politics as their calling, are supposed to have a common goal - with the instruments of the democratic government to raise the nation's quality of life. Regardless of this is concerning a small countryside town or the big city, about a little business owner or a farmer, or about a big corporation.

I believe in Europe that gives equal chances to people! I believe that "the right direction" is the one that defends the rights and freedom of every Europe's citizen. I believe in the potential young people have - they just need some opportunities for progress and support.

I believe that the politics is a team player's "sport"!
And you are my team!
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  • I was born on 16 September 1985 in Sevlievo, Bulgaria. I studied at the “St. Cyril and St. Methodius” University of Veliko Tarnovo and obtained a Master’s degree in “Law” and “Political Studies”. I am fluent in English, Russian and Turkish. I am married with one child.
  • Meanwhile, I had the opportunity to participate in various trainings such as the Public policies academy in Prague, Czech Republic; the FNF’s Liberal academy which took place in Gummersbach, Germany; the USA State department’s program on European economic, social and political issues; Rossotrudnichestvo’s program on Foreign Affairs in Russia.
  • In 2012 I graduated from the Bulgarian school of politics “Dimitar Panitsa” and participated in the World forum for Democracy in Strasbourg, France. In 2014 I graduated from the École nationale d'administration in France.
  • Since 2005 I am member of the Youth Movement for Rights and Freedoms and took part in many different activities within the organization. In the period 2009 – 2012 I was member of the Central Executive Board of the Youth movement for Rights and Freedoms, responsible for the Internal Affairs, Media and PR. In 2010 I was elected member of the board of the National Youth Forum and in 2011 I was elected as vice-president.
  • On the VIth National Conference, which took place on 17 November 2012, I was elected President of Youth Movement for Rights and Freedoms.
  • The support of the young members of the Youth Movement for Rights and Freedoms has always been one of the main motivational forces driving me forward. Acknowledging that the support and the trust they have in me generates responsibilities, I have always trying to do my best and never disappoint them.
  • From 2013 to 2014 I was Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister in charge of economic development in the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria.
  • Following the European elections, in May 2014, I was elected Member of the European Parliament from the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE). I am member of The Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) and a substitute member of the Culture and Education committee (CULT). In addition, I participate in the Delegation for relations with the Maghreb countries and the Arab Maghreb Union and the Delegation for relations with the United States.
  • On 21 November 2014 I was elected member of the Human rights committee of the Liberal international.
  • On the ALDE Party Congress, which took place on 21 November 2015 in Budapest, I was elected as Vice President.
  • Several months later, on the VIIth National Conference of Youth MRF which was held on 2 April 2016, I was re-elected President of Youth Movement for rights and freedoms with full majority. 
  • Supporting the ideas of those thinking, working and active people in Bulgaria – through innovation they could lead Europe to economic growth.
  • An early start for youths in their careers through education that is suited to the needs of business.
  • Easier access to European funding – incentives for young entrepreneurs would lead to new jobs.
  • Education through innovation – because this is the way for us to be competitive on a global scale.
  • Assertion of the “fifth freedom” – the movement of knowledge – including improved mobility between member states for students, teachers and researchers.
  • Support for agriculture – because Bulgarian farmers could produce more effectively and be more competitive.
  • Protection of all human rights – discrimination has no place in Europe and we have to fight it together.
  • Development of a monitoring mechanism for basic rights and civil liberties and for imposing sanctions based on objective criteria without any political interference.
  • Affirmation of the new meaning of human rights in the EU’s foreign policy.
  • Responsibility for preserving the environment and creating incentives for ecologically responsible “smart” businesses.
  1. Europe should be a place of tolerance and equal rights, a symbol of strong civil rights and freedoms.
  2. I believe in the European common market that creates new jobs.
  3. Europe should hear the voice of the smaller cities and villages – I will work for that.
  4. Europe needs our ideas – that is how we will defend our common interests and values.
  5. I believe that every single young person has its own potential. We can do so much together!
Ilhan Kyuchyuk has nominated Professor Ilham Tohti for the Nobel Peace Prize 2018
Ilham Tohti is a peaceful advocate of China's Uyghur minority. He was convicted on charges of separatism for co-founding the website Uyghur Online, designed to promote understanding between Uyghurs and Han Chinese.
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Ilhan Kyuchyuk has been re-elected as ALDE Party Vice President
"My re-election by the ALDE Congress for a second term as Vice President is a great honour and an exclusive responsibility. I am proud of what we have achieved, but, at the same time, I am looking very seriously forward to what we have to do. The European perspective of the Western Balkans, the security, peace and prosperity in Europe - these topics should continue to be the main points in our agenda", Ilhan Kyuchyuk said.
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Ilhan Kyuchyuk participated in the traditional annual meeting of the Liberal International`s Human Rights Committee
Ilhan Kyuchyuk: What an amazing liberal day! I participated in the traditional annual meeting of the Liberal International`s Human Rights Committee. The day began with a very fruitful discussion attended by liberals from all around the world at the headquarters of the Dutch governing party VVD.
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Ilhan Kyuchyuk met with representatives of the civil society in Uzbekistan
Ilhan Kyuchyuk: Once again, I had the opportunity to meet with representatives of the civil society in Uzbekistan today in the European Parliament. Together with my guests, we agreed that the election of a new President of Uzbekistan could facilitate the new stage of democratic development.
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Ilhan Kyuchyuk: The hate speech of the United Patriots will not help Bulgaria's Schengen membership
The involvement of nationalists in the government is raising some serious doubts on the values that the country has committed to when joining the EU. Moreover, there is a serious risk about the successful Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU.
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  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk has nominated Professor Ilham Tohti for the Nobel Peace Prize 2018
    Ilhan Kyuchyuk, MEP, has nominated Professor Ilham Tohti for the Nobel Peace Prize 2018 Ilham Tohti is a peaceful advocate of China's Uyghur minority. He was >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk has been re-elected as ALDE Party Vice President
    Ilhan Kyuchyuk has been re-elected as ALDE Party Vice President at the 38th ALDE Party Congress which took place on Friday 1 - Sunday 3 December 2017 in Amsterdam, the >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk participated in the traditional annual meeting of the Liberal International`s Human Rights Committee
    Ilhan Kyuchyuk: What an amazing liberal day! I participated in the traditional annual meeting of the Liberal International`s Human Rights Committee. The day began with a >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk met with representatives of the civil society in Uzbekistan
    Ilhan Kyuchyuk: Once again, I had the opportunity to meet with representatives of the civil society in Uzbekistan today in the European Parliament. Together with my >>>
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