Committees / Intergroup
Crețu and Picula agreed on a joint Forum on the future of islands
MEP Tonino Picula met today with European Commissioner for Regional Development Corina Creţu on the topic of the European islands in the future cohesion policy. This meeting is the continuation of the co-operation of Picula, Vice-President of the Intergroup for islands on behalf of the European Parliament with representatives of other European institutions in charge of the islands.
Dubrovnik conclusions - conference, June
The purpose of conference “European Defence Union – between necessity and possibility", which took place in Dubrovnik, Croatia, on June 22-23 2017, initiated by the Chair of the European Parliament Delegation for B&H and Kosovo Tonino Picula, was to address the main security challenges Europe faces today and actions necessary capabilities for efficiently shifting the European Security and Defence Union from just a possibility to a reality that the EU citizens need and are entitled to.
Croatian entrepreneurs got what they deserved
Committee on Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament voted today in Brussels on the proposal of the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA) between the EU and its Member States on one hand, and Bosnia and Herzegovina on the other hand, took into consideration Croatia's accession to the European Union with 57 in favour, 1 against and 1 abstention.
Joint meeting of the EU-Kosovo in Pristina
President of the EP Delegation for Relations with BiH and Kosovo, MEP Tonino Picula co-chaired the 1. Joint Parliamentary Committee meeting for Stabilisation and Association EU-Kosovo (SAPC), held 16. and 17. May in Pristina, Kosovo.
Citizens of Kosovo a step closer to the EU
“I warmly welcome today’s announcement from the European commission recommending visa liberalisation for the citizens of The Republic of Kosovo. This is good news that Kosovo citizens were waiting for a long time. We in the European Parliament were fighting for it regularly”, said MEP Tonino Picula, Head of Delegation for Relations with BiH and Kosovo.
Tightening border security
MEP Picula participated on the Committee on Foreign Affairs meeting in Brussels. He is shadow rapporteur on the AFET opinion on changes of Directive of the reinforcement of checks against relevant databases at external borders.
Committee on the funds for SMEs
MEP Picula participated at the meeting of the Committee on Regional Development (REGI) in Brussels, as shadow rapporteur in the exchange of views on access to Finance for SMEs and increasing the diversity of SME funding in a Capital Markets Union.
Working visit to Martinique
As a member of the Delegation of the Committee on Regional Development of the European Parliament, MEP Picula was in the four-day working visit to the French island of Martinique in the Caribbean archipelago. It is a regular visit to the political, administrative and entrepreneurial institutions in order to establish the justification and effectiveness of investment resources from the European funds.
Decisions on islands have been made from the coast for too long
MEP Tonino Picula organized a conference about islands in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Guests were young islanders, representatives of our coastal region that Picula hosted as a Vice President of the Intergroup for seas, rivers, islands and coastal areas.