Croatia must enter Schengen as soon as possible!
MEP Tonino Picula brought together representatives of the European Commission, the European Parliament and of Ministries of Interior of Croatia, Bulgaria and Romania and other experts at the Schengen Conference. It was organized in the context of current debates in European institutions on the challenges of Schengen's functioning, the need for its strengthening and enlargement
EU Islands Secretariat established because of Picula's amendment
An amendment worth 2 million euros for the energy independence of the European islands recently filed by MEP Tonino Picula, led to the inauguration of the EU Islands Secretariat - the first working body dedicated exclusively to the islands. It was established within the European Commission and was presented on Wednesday within the Sustainable Energy Week in Brussels.
The Syria authorities don't do enough to protect their citizens
While world media report that Syrian forces have demolished the missiles fired on two bases, just days after US, British and French forces attacked Syrian targets in retaliation for the alleged chemical attack in Duma, the European Parliament discussed the situation in Syria. MEP Tonino Picula also participated in the debate.