EU is not a threat but a chance for Croatia!

MEP Tonino Picula was a guest in the show Politiko, in 24hours studio. He commented on Croatia's position in the European Union, entering Schengen, what can we expect for Croatia in the next budgetary period and what he expects from the European elections.

Croatia introduces smart islands in legislature

The smart islands concept is becoming an integral part of the new Islands Law, to be introduced in the Croatian Parliament Sabor in the next days

The irregularities of Lex Agrokor need to be legally sanctioned

Through the creation of Lex Agrokor, the Government of the Republic of Croatia allowed for one clan of cronies to be substituted by another, connected to them, commented Tonino Picula, MEP on N1 television

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The Cohesion Policy must remain on disposal for less developed EU members

Tonino Picula, MEP hosted a visit of his colleagues from the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrasts, Constanze Krehl, MEP and Derek Vaughan, MEP to Croatia

Scandinavians launch their version of MEP Picula's WASAC project

The Island coordination of the Nordic Council, gathering eight Swedish and Finnish regions is launching a water-saving project on their islands in the Baltic Sea, modelled upon the Water Saving Challenge project WASAC, launched in 2017 by the Office of Tonino Picula, MEP.

Without a shift within a month or two, SDP will reach a point from where recovery is not possible

MEP Tonino Picula, speaks about his European activities, Croatian future in the EU and situation in his party,SDP, in an interview for the Voice of Slavonia (Glas Slavonije).

Supporting Macedonia on its way to the EU

On the first session of the Foreign Affairs Committee after the summer break, European Parliament discussed with Macedonia's Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov about Macedonia's progress towards the EU and the European Commission's progress report on BiH.

Hungary will continue to obstruct

The European Court in Luxembourg issued a decision last week that Hungary must extradite Zsolt Hernadi, the president of the MOL administration, to Croatia. He was accused for giving bribe to Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader in 2009, before the takeover of INA oil company, largest Croatian company, at Zagreb County Court. MEP Tonino Picula commented the process for Deutsche Welle.

Increase the budget for 150 million citizens!

The European Parliament adopted all MEP Picula's amendments on the report on boosting growth and cohesion in the border regions, where he worked as a shadow rapporteur on behalf of his S&D Group.

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Solutions on EU border protection should not be imposed on Croatia

Croatian MEP Tonino Picula warned at a plenary session in Strasbourg that announcements of sending German border police to the Schengen border are worrying and that Croatia as a member with the longest EU external border should not be left out of such partial agreements.

Deep political crisis disguised as a migrant crisis

MEP Tonino Picula and his colleague Dubravka Šuica talked for Croatian Television, after German partners in the CDU and CSU government reached a compromise solution on migrants. They commented how will the German agreement affect other countries that will eventually have to accept migrants who first registered at Germany when coming to the EU, live from the European Parliament.
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