Croatia must enter Schengen as soon as possible!
MEP Tonino Picula brought together representatives of the European Commission, the European Parliament and of Ministries of Interior of Croatia, Bulgaria and Romania and other experts at the Schengen Conference. It was organized in the context of current debates in European institutions on the challenges of Schengen's functioning, the need for its strengthening and enlargement
Picula and the Commission on Croatian islands
European Commission is in a study visit to Croatian islands, jointly organized by Croatian MEP Tonino Picula, the Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds and the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Energy. This is the first study visit of the European Commission to Croatian islands ever.
EU Islands Secretariat established because of Picula's amendment
An amendment worth 2 million euros for the energy independence of the European islands recently filed by MEP Tonino Picula, led to the inauguration of the EU Islands Secretariat - the first working body dedicated exclusively to the islands. It was established within the European Commission and was presented on Wednesday within the Sustainable Energy Week in Brussels.