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.
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.
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.
Stronger support of the EU to controlling our border
MEP Tonino Picula supported the Report on the Proposal for a Regulation on the European Border and Coast Guard, at the last plenary session in Strasbourg.
Picula nije podržao Izvješće EP o BiH
Hrvatski zastupnik u Europskom parlamentu Tonino Picula glasao je danas protiv Izvješća EP o BiH
Croatia - a bridge between the EU Strategies for Danube and Adriatic and Ionian Region
At the first plenary session in Strasbourg in 2018, MEP Tonino Picula participated in the debate on the implementation of the EU macro-regional strategies. Croatia actively participates in two: the EU Strategy for the Danube Region and the Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region.
Croatia in Schengen before next European elections!
On suggestion of the S&D group, the European Parliament discussed extending Schengen to Croatia, today in Strasbourg. MEP Tonino Picula is pleased that he achived that this topic gets priority at the last plenary session in 2017.
EU institutions will not allow Croatia's blockade in Schengen
"I expect that European institutions will not allow the political blockade of Croatia's entry into Schengen when we meet the criteria. The European Union must be equal to all its Member States and there cannot be any kind of discrimination," said Tonino Picula at a plenary session in Strasbourg.