Internet & Press
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Black Thursday for the Internet?
The European Parliament decides this week on a Directive that experts believe will change the Internet forever. At the plenary session in Strasbourg, the European Parliament will vote on the proposal for a Directive on intellectual property protection on the Internet, which will decide whether it will be adopted in its current, highly controversial version or will it be returned to processing.