Internet & Press
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.
There is no other future than European!
The first July 2013 will remain remembered as one of the most important days in modern Croatian history. On this day, Croatia formally joined the large European family, as the 28th member of the European Union. MEP Tonino Picula talks about the benefits that the EU has brought us, as well as the opportunities we have missed, for Voice of Slavonia.
Former Ministers on 5 Years of Croatian Membership in the EU
Five years ago, Croatia became a full Member of the European Union. Although the road to membership was painstaking and long, Croatia now enjoys all benefits of the EU. Their reflections on the five years of Membership and what opportunities did Croatia use by far, former foreign ministers, those who were directly involved in all the steps of the Croatian road to the European Union, shared for T portal.
Picula welcomes opening of negotiations EU-Macedonia
After the European Union agreed to open accession negotiations with Albania and Macedonia in June 2019, MEP Tonino Picula, as a S&D spokesperson on North Macedonia, congratulated the Macedonians on great work.
Did we benefit from joining the EU?
It has been 5 years since 1 July 2013, when Croatia as the 28th EU member formally joined the European family. Most Croatian politicians and political parties hold that Croatia benefited during that period. MEP Tonino Picula is one of them.
EU will fund a part of island's needs
Residents of the European islands could finally have the same conditions in the future as residents on the land! 15 million people that have been neglected, or at least not so much listened to in the EU, can count on the fact that a part of their needs will be funded by European institutions in the next mandate, says MEP Tonino Picula.