Croatia among 3 member states most vulnerable to climate change
Global warming threatens the survival of citizens and cultural heritage, both Croatian and European, Croatian MEP Tonino Picula warned.
Not opening the negotiations with N. Macedonia and Albania historical EU mistake
Failure to open negotiations with Northern Macedonia and Albania is a historic mistake of the European Union, Picula told a plenary session in Strasbourg.
Foreign electoral interference in national and European democratic processes
"The electoral interference of foreign powers in electoral processes in EU member states, financing parties and spreading false information and news," Tonino Picula said during his speech at a plenary session of the European Parliament, in a debate on foreign interference in electoral processes.
Violence in Hong Kong has to stop immediately
Urgent action is needed to end the violence on Hong Kong's streets and to continue the dialogue of all key stakeholders, to ensure that the commitments made are fulfilled, said MEP Tonino Picula during his speech at the European Parliament plenary session in Strasbourg yesterday.
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 against increasing the burden of co-financing for Croatia
Picula critically commented on some of the most important proposals in the new Cohesion Policy and said it was crucial for countries such as Croatia not to increase the co-financing burden, nor to reduce the deadlines.