Kosovo deserves European future

Third meeting of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Stabilization and Association of the EU and Kosovo (SAPC) was held on April 20 and 21 in Pristina, co-chaired by MEP Tonino Picula, Head of the European Parliament Delegation for Relations with BiH and Kosovo.

Otvoreno - Turkey after the referendum

How will Turkey look like after the referendum? What can we expect in relations with the United States and Russia and whether this is the end of Turkey's entry into the EU - those were the topics of the show Otvoreno with guests: MEP Tonino Picula, Vlatko Cvrtila, Dean of Vern University, prof.dr.dc. Dejan Jović from the Faculty of Political Science in Zagreb and Vlado Vurušić, journalist from Jutarnji list.

Picula on Schengen for RTL

MEP Picula talked about revision of Schengen and border traffic for RTL television today.

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Croatian entrepreneurs got what they deserved

Committee on Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament voted today in Brussels on the proposal of the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA) between the EU and its Member States on one hand, and Bosnia and Herzegovina on the other hand, took into consideration Croatia's accession to the European Union with 57 in favour, 1 against and 1 abstention.

Picula asked the Commission what are they planning with border traffic

Member of the European Parliament Tonino Picula sent a priority question to the European Commission about measures they are going to take to avoid crowds at border crossing points, that have emerged with beginning of the regulation controls on external borders.

Croatia must not be discriminated

Implementation of the EU directive on the systematic control of all citizens when entering and leaving the Schengen area began today so we can expect high traffic on border crossings. We need to support these proposals because they bring us greater security, but Croatia must not be discriminated in this process, by any EU Member State...

Croatia is a step closer to the Schengen

The European Parliament voted a draft decision on the application of the provisions relating to the Schengen information system (SIS), which is a very first step towards the lifting checks at the EU internal borders to Croatia.

Bitter-sweet battle over Stevia

Growing Stevia is not prohibited, nor the use of an artificial sweetener that comes from this plant, but it is not allowed for sale in stores - nor leaves or the green powder. MEP Tonino Picula reacted to the European Commission, trying to change these regulations.

Picula for Telegram

MEP Tonino Picula talks about the EU crisis and Croatia's position ahead of debate on EU's future, policy towards the Western Balkans, Russia and social democracy in Crotia, in his big interview for Telegram.

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EU protocol on saving water

On the occasion of World Water Day, there was a very interesting and meaningful panel discussion in the European Parliamention which gathered islanders from several European countries and marked the formal beginning of the Project of water management on the islands, called "Water saving challenge." The recently completed "island panel" is the result of MEP's Tonino Picula work, who is also the co-founder of the EP Intergroup for Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal areas.

Waters formed a valuable interinsular dialogue

Representatives of 8 small islands from Croatia, France, Greece and Ireland, had the opportunity to hear about many examples of efficient water management but also to exchange experiences and open new channels of their future knowledge exchange, during the island debate in the European Parliament.
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