Picula co-rapporteur of the EP AFET Commitee Instrument for IPA III

On behalf of the European Parliament, MEP Picula will negotiate with the European Council and the Commission, about the conditions for allocation of IPA III funds, with the goal of helping the countries future candidates and current candidates for EU membership, to meet the conditions required for accession.

Croatian priorities during the Presidency of the EU Council

Croatian Presidency of the European Union, in the first six months next year, MEP Tonino Picula commented for N1 television.

Implementation of the EU Global strategy

Europe is and must stay relevant, because it is a strong and credible soft power, first humanitarian provider, it has means to act and protect peace in cooperation with our allies. It is helping creating and preserving the conditions for peace and human dignity in many places of the world, said MEP Tonino Picula in his plennary speech.

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The EU continues with peaceful global initiatives

Newly appointed S&D coordinator at the European Parliament's Foreign Policy Committee, MEP Tonino Picula, stressed the need for peaceful solutions in Venice and Hong Kong.

HRT about the new president of Commission Ursula von der Leyen

This is a very tricky result and she will have to compensate it with an intelligent election of commissioners, who will have to cover the areas in which she has gone quite a bit this morning, MEP Tonino Picula commented the vote of new European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen for Croatian National Television.

Expansion of Schengen, not raising barriers

The European Parliament's new convocation reflects the uncertainties and challenges facing the EU over the past five years, such as inequality between citizens and regions, and inadequate responses to it. By the end of the year, the EU will also face major challenges, primarily because of Brexit, and the Croatian presidency will welcome more or less same challenges that other countries have been facing as presidency, said MEP Tonino Picula for Glas Slavonija.

Picula S&D Coordinator for Foreign Policy in EP

Croatian MEP Tonino Picula was elected as Coordinator of the Socialist and Democrat Group (S&D) at the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee (AFET).

The European Parliament listened to Tonino Picula

The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs of the European Parliament (LIBE) adopted the amendment of MEP Tonino Picula, according to which Croatia should become a member of the Schengen area as soon as it meets the criteria.

Tema dana

MEP Tonino Picula, commented results of the agreement reached last night in Brussels by the European Council when members of the European Parliament elected their new president, for "Tema dana".

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Otvoreno - six years in the EU

As a guest in Otvoreno, MEP Tonino Picula talked about the state of negotiations for leading positions in the European Union, and marking the sixth anniversary of Croatian membership.

BiH missed the opportunity to be better positioned on the road to the EU

Bosnia and Herzegovina has missed a great opportunity to be better positioned on the path towards EU membership in the mandate of European institutions that is just emerging, and for the current pat position are primarily responsible Bosnian-Herzegovinian political elite, said MEP Tonino Picula in an interview for
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