Susak made an important step in ensuring energy self-sustainability

MEP Tonino Picula visited today the island of Susak, where he participated in the opening of new, 18.5 million kuna worth, island port, As the Vice-President of the EP's Intergroup for Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas and the initiator of the Secretariat for Islands, Picula spoke of a new place for islands in the EU policies and importance of national policies in reducing differences in the quality of life on the islands compared to the mainland.

Support the EU instead of forces that want to return to the old

MEP Tonino Picula called citizens to vote on the European elections and support Croatia's participation in European processes and the EU as unprecedented long period of co-operation, peace and prosperity, in contrast to forces that would gladly annulate EU, so they could return to their old ways".

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.

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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

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.

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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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