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18
January

Croatia should lead an active regional policy

About President Kolinda Grabar Kitarović's trip to BiH, bilateral relations, election law and the European path of BiH, SDP Member of the European Parliament Tonino Picula, spoke for Studio 4.
13
January

Commission supported Croatia against Slovenia and Hungary

MEP Tonino Picula asked for support from the European Commission in Croatia's accession to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and asked how will they unblock Croatia's accession to the OECD by Slovenia and Hungary.
21
December

AFET/SEDE misija u Niger

Kao član Vanjskopolitičkog odbora Europskog parlamenta, zastupnik Tonino Picula posjetio je Niger, drugu na ljestvici najsiromašnijih zemalja na svijetu.

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13
December

Croatia in Schengen before next European elections!

On suggestion of the S&D group, the European Parliament discussed extending Schengen to Croatia, today in Strasbourg. MEP Tonino Picula is pleased that he achived that this topic gets priority at the last plenary session in 2017.
08
December

EP discusses Schengen enlargement to Croatia

Croatia got a new push on its way to Schengen! Next Wednesday at the plenary session in Strasbourg, European Parliament will discuss strengthening and enlargement of Schengen to Croatia, Bulgaria and Romania.
20
November

Insularity has to enter European statistics!

MEP Picula pointed out at the plenary session that due to lack of statistical data related to islands which have 17 million people living there, their status is not adequately recognized, which makes withdrawal from the available funds more difficult for the islanders.
20
November

Without jobs and school there will be no life on islands!

MEP Tonino Picula is persistently involved with the islands. He is the founder of the Intergroup for Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal areas in which he is responsible for all European islands. European Small Islands Federation, representing 360 thousand islands on 1640 small European islands, chose Picula as a MEP who did the most for the islands in the European Parliament and decided to nominate him for the best MEP in the category of regional development.
14
November

Island status must be recognized at EU level!

MEP Tonino Picula pointed out at the plenary at the European Parliament in Strasbourg that due to the lack of statistical data for islands where 17 million people live, their status is not adequately recognized which, among other things, makes the withdrawal of funds too difficult for them.
13
November

Islands as the core of solution and not a problem

"Experience shows: when the number of options declines, we must create new opportunities. Islands currently don't have a special status within the existing cohesion policy, which I want to change. I believe that islands will soon get a special status within the European budget, but also in the eyes of those observing them from the land". Read the rest in the column by MEP Tonino Picula.

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12
November

"Picula is the best" - residents of 1640 European islands

The islanders have chosen MEP Tonino Picula as a European MEP of the year, because they believe that he did the best job for development and improving life conditions on small European islands.
06
November

Islands are primarily home for islanders and secondly tourist attraction

Active work of the Intergroup has led to numerous ideas and projects, as well as promising guidelines that should make life on islands better. MEP Picula in his interview for the Dubrovnik Diary, says he is particularly proud of the fact that islands are finally recognized as unique areas facing challenges and that Cohesion policy will in future be more tailored to the needs of these communities. He stresses that today he feels more optimistic when he thinks about the Croatian islands!
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