The Mayor of Corlu, Turkey - Ahmet Sarikurt visited the European Parliament by an invitation of the MRF. The MRF Members of the European parliament hosted the delegation led by Mr. Sarikurt, which included Gyuner Cetin, MRF's representative for the Thracian district, who is in addition currently serving as the deputy mayor of Corlu. This was reported by the press service of MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk. During the visit, the delegation participated in meetings with the EU Representative of the Republican Party of Turkey (CHP), Mrs. Kader Sevinc, with representatives of the Committee of the Regions, the European External Action Service, >>>
    The MRF/Renew Europe Member of the European Parliament Ilhan Kyuchyuk visited the UK in order to attend the Liberal Democrats' party annual conference. Kyuchyuk, who is also a Vice President of the European Liberals, has been working on the Brexit topic since the beginning of this process. Today, he supported again his colleagues in the last crucial weeks before the denouement of Britain's exit from the EU. The Liberal Democrat leader Joe Swinson the European Parliament Coordinator on Brexit Guy Verhofstadt also participated in the event. “There is no excuse for the denying of the ideal of united Europe. I >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk: Bulgaria would benefit if it takes part in the processes that drive the European Union
    Interview for Rositza newspaper   How important are the upcoming European elections, how many possible roads lie ahead of our country and whether his name will be part of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms list for the upcoming elections?Exclusively for Rositsa daily, we received answers to these questions by the Member of Parliament from the Movement for Rights and Freedoms / ALDE/ and our fellow townsman, Mr, Ilhan Kyuchyuk days ago in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. We are at the doorsteps of the next European Parliament elections. How important are they to Europe, and in particular to Bulgaria, >>>
  • “Liberal vision for Europe” discussed young liberals in Sarajevo
    Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 26 – 28 July 2019 Right after the European elections, LYMEC gathered young visionaries to discuss the Future of Europe – not just as a concept but putting forward concrete ideas for what sort of reforms are needed to move Europe forward in this new upcoming mandate. The participants discussed different ideas for reforming our Union, the different “Future of Europe” scenarios, the ideas for more/less, bigger/smaller European Union.
  • Renew Europe MEPs discussed Mobility Package with Transport Ministers
    Renew Europe Group MEPs have today met in Brussels with transport ministers from Bulgaria, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland to discuss the EU's controversial Mobility Package.
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk: The Mobility package is against the founding European values and the idea of a single market
    Although the vote on the controversial Mobility package was postponed by the European Parliament, on Wednesday morning the political groups held a debate on the subject and assessed the achievements while the Bulgarian carriers protested in front of the parliament building. The MRF Member of the European Parliament Ilhan Kyuchyuk also participated in the debate. He did not fail to defend the Bulgarian position and opposed the irresponsible adoption of the three draft legislations. "It is good to have a debate on this topic because it shows the different points of view and the complexity of the topic. The Mobility >>>
  • Syuleyman Syuleyman (Youth MRF) elected IFLRY Vice-president
    Syuleyman Syuleyman, Member of the Executive board of the Youth MRF, was elected as Vice-president of the International Federation of Liberal Youth Syuleyman Syuleyman, member of the leadership of the Youth Organization of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF), was elected Vice-President of the International Federation of Liberal Youth (IFLRY) at its 45th General Assembly, held in Sofia from March 22 to 24. He competed for the position with candidates from the Netherlands, Turkey, Sweden and Finland. He was the candidate with the highest number of votes. The 45th IFLRY GA took place in Sofia and was hosted by the >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk: Bulgaria is interested in being part of a a fully integrated EU
    Interview for Gabrovonews.bg  Ilhan Kyuchyuk is a member of the European Parliament of the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) and vice-president of the ALDE Party. He graduated in Political Science and Law at the Veliko Tarnovo University "St. St. Cyril and Methodius". He is the President of the youth structure of the Movement for rights and Freedoms. In March 2018 he received the MEP Award in the category "Culture and the Media". He was born in Sevlievo, where in 2017 he received an honorary sign for his active public activity among young people in the >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk: Young liberals will play a key role in globalising freedom
    The Youth MRF is hosting the 45th General Assembly of the International Federation of Liberal Youth   22 March 2019, Sofia - The Youth MRF is hosting the 45th General Assembly of the International Federation of Liberal Youth which takes place in Sofia from 22 to 24 March 2019. The event is gathering more than 100 representatives of young liberal organisations from all over the world. "Liberals will play a key role in globalising freedom. We should be the change we want to see", Youth MRF Chairman Ilhan Kyuchyuk said.  
  • MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk welcomed students from Sevlievo and MRF members and friends to the European Parliament
    Ilhan Kyuchyuk:  I am happy to host here, in the European Parliament, students from the PGMET "Ivan Bachvarov"(Sevlievo), Professional Trade School (Bourgas) and members and friends of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms from the districts of Burgas and Gabrovo. The students are visiting Brussels as winners of the "Me, the future engineer" competition I organized earlier this year. The winner of the contest "Bring a friend to the academic association of Youth DPS Veliko Tarnovo" is also my guest. I told them that young entrepreneurship is a driving force for economic growth and the place of young people in political >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk: Hate speech is present in all European societies and is at its highest point since the end of WWII
    Interview for 24chasa.bg The upcoming European elections will be a battle between those who want more integration and those who are fighting for Europe with national boundaries. The MRF is convinced that the change of power should not happened on the model "Get-up to sit-up" but through a political unity around a group of priorities and an accelerated program development Mr. Kyuchyuk, the European elections are coming, what is your forecast? Do you think that the growing populism take will make significant gains and will it lead to major upheavals in system parties? - The truth is painful - if >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk: MRF will work for the accelerated democratic development of Bulgaria
    [smartslider3 slider=10] “MRF will work for the accelerated democratic development of Bulgaria. The cohesion of European societies is the best weapon against the extreme nationalism”. That was stated by MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk during a discussion at the European Parliament with members and sympathizers of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms from the regions of Pleven and Dobrich. The group visited Brussels on invitation by Mr. Kyuchyuk, and the attending guests had the opportunity to get acquainted with the work of the institution, to hear a lecture on the history and functioning of the European Union and meet the Bulgarian members >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk hosted an event dedicated to the radicalisation of the Western Balkans
    Ilhan Kyuchyuk:  Yesterday I hosted an event dedicated to the prevention of radicalisation in Western Balkans - the role of the EU and USA. It was co-organised with the European Foundation for Democracy and The U.S. Mission to the European Union - USEU Brussels. In recent years, the challenges of terrorism, violent extremism, and radicalisation have become a joint threat to the EU and its partners in the Western Balkans. Major security challenges such as the influx of refugees, a number of foreign terrorist fighters in the region and a rise of fundamentalism undermine the security of the region. Authorities in the Western >>>
  • Screening of the movie “Radiogram” in the EP, initiated by Ilhan Kyuchyuk
    Members and guests of the European Parliament had the chance to visit the screening of the movie "Radiogram", initiated by Ilhan Kyuchyuk. The screenplay, written by Rouzie Hassanova, has two interesting central points. One is the power of music, as we follow little Ahmet listening to glorious, forbidden rock’n’roll on an old radio. The other is the instinctive reaction against abuse and oppression: the local communist representative, Zahariev, seems willing to do anything in order to comply with a decision by the party asking all Muslims in the region to change their names to Christian ones. At the crossroads of these >>>
  • Meeting with Boriša Falatar, the presidential candidate for Bosnia
    4 September 2018, Brussels -Today, together with other colleagues from ALDE Group – Liberals and Democrats in the European Parliament, I had the chance to meet with Boriša Falatar, the presidential candidate for Bosnia. At times of new and strong turning towards right, chauvinistic politics of closing individual societies within EU, I am really happy that our ALDE Party – Liberals and Democrats for Europe member Naša stranka nominated Borisa Falatar. Liberals in Bosnia and Herzegovina need to be even more self-confident, more present, more outspoken and more attractive to voters for the ideas of freedom, dignity and responsibility. We are fully behind him in his >>>
  • Upcoming screening of the movie “Radiogram”
    Ilhan Kyuchyuk, Member of European Parliament, has the pleasure to invite you to the screening of the movie RADIOGRAM. Director: Rouzie Hassanova European Parliament, ASP 5G1, 4 September (Tuesday), 2018 18 h 00 – 20 h 00
  • Migration can only be tackled by the EU as a whole
    Without a shared EU foreign policy, the notion of halting future migration waves is unrealistic, write Ilhan Kyuchyuk and Samuel Doveri Vesterbye. Ilhan Kyuchyuk MEP (Bulgaria) is ALDE Vice President and Member of the European Parliament; Samuel Doveri Vesterbye is Managing Director of the European Neighbourhood Council (ENC). EURACTIV As of April 2018, polls show that only 37% of Europeans believe themselves to be informed about immigration and integration related matters. Speculatively, this may be because migration is more complex than singular slogans, and people are aware of it. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) economic report from >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk held a working visit to Albania
    [easymedia-gallery med="3784" filter="1"] Ilhan Kyuchyuk: The mission of ALDE Party in Albania is in progress. Yesterday I had a meeting with potential partners from Legality Movement Party. I also had a very productive and fruitful meeting with Albanian minister of Justice Etilda Gjonaj. We talked about ongoing justice reforms and the fight against corruption. I had the opportunity to meet Vasilka Hysi, Deputy speaker and chair of subcommittee of human rights. We had a constructive discussion about electoral reform and parliamentary dimension of our cooperation. I also met members of political opposition in Albania. We talked about challenges ahead of democracy >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk: What is lacking in Brexit talks is what the British are normally known for, pragmatism and sure-footed diplomacy
    Written by The Parliament Magazine on 10 July 2018  Bulgarian MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk talks Brexit, Balkans, and battling populists. You spoke at a demonstration against Brexit during the June EU summit meeting, why are you as a Bulgarian worried about the withdrawal of the UK from the EU, and are you confident that a deal can be reached by March 2019? In the words of UK Prime Minister Theresa May, ‘Brexit means Brexit’, but it also means lower growth in the UK, fewer jobs, less social protection and less money in the UK state coffers. Ultimately, that will mean a weaker UK >>>
  • The Morrocan Culture Day was held in Madan with the support of Ilhan Kyuchyuk
    It was a great pleasure for me to organize the Morrocan Culture Day in Madan, Bulgaria. Special thanks to Mr Fahri Molayssenov for his invitation. The event was attended by H.E. Zakia El Midaoui – Ambassador of His Majesty the King to the Republic of Morroco in Bulgaria , Amina Alaoui - attaché at the embassy, Latifa Aït-Baala, Vice-présidente Femmes MR et MR International, Mr Hayri Sadakov, Member of the Bulgarian Parliament, citizens and guests of the Municipality of Madan. Relations between Bulgaria and Morocco are great and I am delighted to see that they continue to develop in the same >>>
  • 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 convicted on charges of separatism for co-founding the website Uyghur Online, designed to promote understanding between Uyghurs and Han Chinese. He was nominated by MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk, a Bulgarian member of the ALDE group, and 42 other MEPs for the Sakharov prize 2016. Kyuchyuk called Tohti a “free thinker who believes in human rights, the rule of law,peaceful coexistence among ethnic groups and a democratic future for China”. In 2017, Ilham Tohti was awarded with >>>
  • 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 Netherlands. "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. Special >>>
  • 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. We continued with a meeting at the European Parliament Information Office. At the end of the day I had the honor to meet the President of the International Criminal Court - ICC.
  • 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. Special thanks to SILC, Swedish International Liberal centre and Åsa Nilsson Söderström for the invitation. I will continue to seek opportunities open the country and the region for freedom of speech, freedom of assembly and association.
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk: The hate speech of the United Patriots will not help Bulgaria’s Schengen membership
    Interview of Lilyana Klissurova for 24 hours newspaper 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.
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk was elected Innovation in Politics Awards finalist
    ALDE / MRF MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk is one of the finalists in the International Innovation in Politics Awards 2017. The Chairman of the Youth MRF has been nominated in the "Civilization" category (projects in the field of arts, education, science and European society). Ilhan Kyuchyuk's "RES expositions made by the children of Sevlievo" compete on a par with another 589 innovative political projects, divided into 9 categories, from different European countries. The selected finalists are 80 - the most creative and brave politicians within Europe.
  • ALDE Party President Hans van Baalen: MRF gives Bulgarian ethnic peace
    MRF gives Bulgarian ethnic peace. This was declared by the president of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe /ALDE/ Hans van Baalen during the opening of the congress of the European Liberal Youth /LYMEC/. As Baalen said, the politicians from the West can only take an example from  MRF. According to him, the president of MRF, Mustafa Karadayi, gives a democratic alternative even to the conservatives, the opposition. Baalen declaired that the Western Balkans can not be left alone. He was pleased from the achieved agreement between Sofia and Skopje and said that he is looking forward for >>>
  • ALDE Party leader Hans van Baalen concludes visit to Bulgaria
    The ALDE Party leader, Hans van Baalen, concludes a visit to Bulgaria. The MRF Bureau and Parliamentary group met with him in the National Assembly. The situation in the country and the future of Europe were discussed just a few months before the Bulgarian presidency of the Council of the EU. Hans van Baalen said that today Europe seems more relaxed and more ready to reform two years after the elections in the Netherlands, Germany, France and Austria, where the nationalist wave was defeated and isolated by the government, but expressed concern about the participation of nationalists in the Bulgarian >>>
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk: The situation in Catalonia will have a very negative impact on Europe
    Ilhan Kyuchyuk, Bulgarian National Television, October 12 2017 Catalonia set off on the path of independence. The regional prime minister is trying to attract mediators in the Barcelona-Madrid dialogue. Brussels, however, views the problem as internal to Spain. Guest in the Bulgarian National Television`s studio was MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk.
  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk discussed integration with young people from Western Balkans
    Ilhan Kyuchyuk discussed the European integration with young people from Western Balkans. "Thank you Centerpartiet for the opportunity to speak with them", Ilhan Kyuchyk said.
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