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Tonino Picula said : “It seems that many if not most of our foreign policy challenges at external borders have Turkey as a common denominator and cause,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, October 7, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “The EU’s support to realising the region’s European perspective is unquestionable. With around €3.3 billion allocated since the COVID-19 pandemic, the EU has already proven its support with action” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Wednesday, October 7, 2020 4:40:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula commented : “It was elected by the governing party’s overwhelming advantage and the promotion of government policies by most major media outlets. In our view, the Parliament in Serbia has lost its role as a legislative body that represents the whole of Serbian society” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Wednesday, October 7, 2020 4:40:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “The European Union will help them the most by continuing to support these reforms” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Tuesday, October 6, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “I expect continuous and productive cooperation with the new Parliament of Montenegro, committed work on Montenegro’s progress, especially in key areas of the negotiation process. As the most important representation body, the new Parliament must cherish cooperation, dialogue and constructive discussions, despite political differences. That’s the key for successful parliamentary democracy” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, September 25, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula wrote : “Such data are the basis for understanding the needs of citizens,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Thursday, September 24, 2020 1:14:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula told : “We will see how the new government will cope and how it will solve the problems,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Wednesday, September 2, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula stated : “I hope that the fact that the support that the EU enjoys among Montenegrin citizens is almost 70 per cent will be respected,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Monday, August 31, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula stated : “This polarization is best seen in the almost equal results of the two leading coalitions, but also in the results of some new political options, as well as in the failures of some political options,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Monday, August 31, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “The epidemic and the situation with the Serbian Orthodox Church present serious challenges to the election process. But they are not the only ones. One of the key recommendations of my report for enlargement in the Western Balkans is to strengthen the independence of the media and the rule of law, as well as democratic procedures such as free and regular elections,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, July 17, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “After the phase of opening the negotiating chapters, Montenegro should move to the closing phase as soon as possible,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, July 17, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “Yes, the massacre in Srebrenica is genocide and that is how it should be called. But over time, our obligation to protect victims and their families from programmed oblivion directed by political engineering will only strengthen,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, July 10, 2020 1:49:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula concluded : “We owe a clear perspective of BiH’s membership in the EU to the victims of Srebrenica, but also to young people who will, I believe, live in peace and prosperity united in diversity as citizens of the European Union,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, July 10, 2020 1:49:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula wrote : “They are closest to the full EU membership, which still depends from the fulfillment of all set criteria” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:44:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “We are never in favour of a boycott and think that the political debate should happen in the Parliament. However, with this boycott by the main opposition parties and the failure of any opposition to enter the parliament, despite lowering the threshold to 3% just before elections, the Parliament in Serbia has lost its role as a legislative body that represents the whole of Serbian society” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Monday, June 22, 2020 5:55:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “We call upon the EPP to finally review the membership of Vučić’s party” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Monday, June 22, 2020 5:55:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula pointed out : “As well as the need to work together to solve problems that unite, not separate, the traditionally divided Montenegrin society” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, May 22, 2020 1:41:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “The EU also showed solidarity and agreed on a solid financial support package to help Western Balkan countries fight the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences. Now, to really speed up the reform process and promote change in candidate countries, the member states should start negotiations as soon as possible” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Tuesday, May 5, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “President Vučić decided to introduce a state of emergency in Serbia without a time limit, which drastically limited not only the movement of citizens but also reduced some fundamental rights, such as the right to freedom of expression or the right to a fair trial,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Tuesday, April 28, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “When we mention China, Russia or Hungary, President Vučić likes to maintain a sense of intimacy with the presidents of those countries. It plays on the emotions of people who find it difficult to understand that democracy is an optimal but also demanding process,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Tuesday, April 28, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “This process is regularly monitored through progress reports. If the distancing continues, I can hardly imagine the successful conclusion of the membership negotiations or the completion of the ratification procedures in the parliaments of all EU Member States,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Tuesday, April 28, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “The Report adopted today by the European Parliament despite delays due to Coronavirus is a clear message of support for the Western Balkan countries in their efforts and activities with a view to joining the European Union after meeting the criteria. This is a clear sign of our support for the continuation of the enlargement process as a whole, to which we have given new credibility with this report. Enlargement is one of the European Union’s most successful policies throughout its existence and our most powerful foreign policy tool for promoting democracy, prosperity and peace. Enlargement policy is also a prerequisite for strengthening the EU’s presence and strategic interests in the Western Balkans, which is why it is our common interest” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Monday, April 20, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula commented : “The European Union has always shown strength in challenging times,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Monday, April 20, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula concluded : “In the end, some of the problems the Report takes into account have been addressed, such as the green light for opening negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia. I am proud that this has been done thanks to the effort, effort and pressure of the European Parliament, as the two countries certainly deserved the opening of the negotiations” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Monday, April 20, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula concluded : “The decision by the Ministers of European Affairs is a good and first step in rebuilding trust between the EU and its closest neighbors, which I hope will join us in the Union after meeting the criteria. This time, I reiterate that the most important criteria a candidate must meet are the rule of law, respect for all human rights and freedom of the media,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Tuesday, March 24, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “We must not leave the Western Balkan countries alone to deal with this human and economic crisis caused by the coronavirus. Too often, their health systems are underfunded and they lack the healthcare professionals who left those countries,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Tuesday, March 17, 2020 7:45:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “It is imperative that IPA pre-accession funds be flexed so that these countries have enough money available to fight coronavirus. Like the member states, the Western Balkans should have the option of diverting unspent money to buy tests and protective equipment, as well as take other measures necessary to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus pandemic,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Tuesday, March 17, 2020 7:45:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula announced : “This morning I presented my draft report in EP Foreign Affairs Committee ahead of the upcoming Zagreb Summit. I reiterated the strong European Parliament’s support for EU enlargement and the need to open accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania already in March,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Thursday, February 20, 2020 6:44:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “That’s why I hope this document will convince more sceptical Members to open negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania, hopefully at the March Council meeting” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Wednesday, February 12, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “The EU must establish clear criteria and invariable indicators of progress throughout the accession process” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Thursday, February 6, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “Accountability is needed first and foremost in politics because it is difficult to claim accountability from citizens unless you actually show responsibility by refining key document and laws” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, January 24, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “In politics, the dialogue is a basic instrument. It seems to me, without wanting to go into details in relations on the Montenegrin scene, that this law was enacted in a very polarized social and political atmosphere. The question now is how to make a dialogue about the law and its implementation possible” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, January 24, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “That primarily discredits efforts of us, Members of the EP, who are indeed strongly in favour of enlargement policy. Because advocating for countries that can’t find a way to solve their open problems at the table, patiently no matter how long it takes, are not doing themselves or their neighbours a favour” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, January 24, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “It is hard to say whether the law will be changed, but if we follow the good practice, then electoral laws are difficult to change in the election year. Election year is a time when the previously agreed model is applied” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, January 24, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “I think that consistent federalization of Bosnia is a principle that can only ensure the constitutional balance, political stability and economic progress of that country in the long run,” External link

sarajevotimes Thursday, January 23, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “The Serbian reflex for domination, which destroyed two common South Slavic states, was settled in Bosnia by the establishment of Republika Srpska, while a distinct Bosniak ethnic majority in the Federation of Bosnia varies similar mechanisms for imposing its political will,” External link

sarajevotimes Thursday, January 23, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “I think that there is a consensus in Croatia on the importance of the Croatian issue in Bosnia, but we are at odds on how to treat it, how and with whom. From the point of view of social democracy, our basic principle is to defend the rule of law, politically marginalized and socially discriminated against, and Croats in Bosnia, as the smallest constituent people, in a confused system, deserve support in the exercise of their rights,” External link

sarajevotimes Thursday, January 23, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “With occasionally clumsy and unfair statements the outgoing president questioned Croatia’s professed policy towards Bosnia and Herzegovina and the end of her term was marked by a certain lack of ideas in that regard,” External link

sarajevotimes Sunday, January 19, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “That is a standard document, adopted by all candidate countries, and that only shows the high level of disfunctionality and general mistrust within the existing system in Bosnia and Herzegovina,” External link

sarajevotimes Sunday, January 19, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “The Croatian Presidency of the Council of the European Union is an opportunity for the Republic of Croatia to confirm its foreign policy priorities, among which is the enlargement and stabilization of the neighboring region of the Western Balkans” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, January 10, 2020 6:19:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “It is easier to leave than to return” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Thursday, December 12, 2019 6:48:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “I hope that the political confirmation of the decision will come as soon as possible. It would be a great thing for Montenegro, which has been negotiating for eight year, but also for other countries that want to become members” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, December 6, 2019 6:57:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula concluded ( about Commission ) : “While we are waiting for the Commission’s proposal on the new methodology of accession negotiations and analyzing the French proposal, I want to stress that any potential change to the methodology should not cancel all the work and the results Montenegro has already achieved as the frontrunner of the process” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, December 6, 2019 6:57:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “Making a mistake, French President Emmanuel Macron achieved something he had not planned by blocking the opening of negotiations for North Macedonia and Albania – he returned the issue of enlargement to the focus of the debate at European level. This was best seen in today’s speech by the new President von der Leyen, who made it clear that the EU door remains open and highlighted the topic immediately at the beginning of her speech,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Wednesday, November 27, 2019 5:30:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula concluded : “Debates on reform must not stop the process. Countries should be judged individually, based on individual merit and achievement. Montenegro, for example, is at the forefront of this process, and I expect that the results achieved and the efforts made will be acknowledged and accession negotiations closed during this term” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Wednesday, November 27, 2019 5:30:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula disse : “Sem dúvida que Várhelyi é um diplomata muito experiente mas não nos convenceu. Temos de saber qual é de facto a sua visão quanto aos restantes países do leste e do sul nestes tempos de provação. Continuamos comprometidos com o alargamento da UE e temos de ter certezas que esta pasta da maior importância fica nas melhores mãos” External link

expresso Thursday, November 14, 2019 10:44:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “I will be a strong advocate of bringing enlargement policy back to EU priorities. We are aware that this is not only a technical but also a political issue, which is why it is important for Montenegro, as a leader in the negotiations with the EU, to continue to confirm that its place in the EU is not only because of its geographical and cultural affiliation, but because of the fulfillment of the demanding standards set before it by Brussels” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, November 8, 2019 3:34:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “That is clearly evidenced not only by the number of opened and provisionally closed chapters, but also by the general mood in the country when it comes to the European perspective. Despite the greatest progress of all candidate countries, before the EU membership Montenegro will have to resolve many outstanding issues of internal adjustment to European standards” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Tuesday, October 8, 2019 2:14:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula told : "Unlike many countries that are in the process of integration and who have some external problems, the problems in Bosnia are internal -- and some of them, obviously, are not being put aside for the sake of progress," External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, April 10, 2019 5:32:00 AM EAT

Tonino Picula told : "Unlike many countries that are in the process of integration and who have some external problems, the problems in Bosnia are internal -- and some of them, obviously, are not being put aside for the sake of progress," External link

rferl Tuesday, April 9, 2019 8:37:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said ( about Aran Islands ) : "Islands are becoming more and more visible on the European agenda. The support for 26 islands throughout the Union is an important step in making island communities torchbearers in clean energy transition. This is a first, but an important, step in securing permanent EU assistance to islands. Congratulations to everyone!" External link

afloat Monday, February 18, 2019 4:29:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula concluded : “The region’s progress is visible and undeniable, but it is not such, that it is immune to being threatened by a bad development, as we have been witnessing lately. Relations between Pritina and Belgrade, as well as the situation in Macedonia and BiH too are not safe enough, so that we could not witness a serious deterioration of interstate relations, which will reflect on their European integration path as well” External link

euinside Wednesday, February 1, 2017 10:55:00 AM EAT

Tonino Picula estime ( about Milorad Dodik ) : "Il me semble que la communauté internationale optera d’abord pour la politique de l’autruche. Cependant, elle cherchera à isoler Milorad Dodik politiquement, quels que soient les résultats des élections locales de dimanche prochain" External link

france24 Wednesday, September 28, 2016 6:05:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula writes : “It is obvious how atrophied the institutions of the international community are, whose mission is the implementation of the peace agreement and oversight of the key processes of renovation and functioning of the state” External link

euinside Friday, September 9, 2016 12:58:00 PM EAT



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Tonino PiculaEN47.37%
Tonino PiculaSL15.79%
Tonino PiculaEU15.79%
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Tonino Picula

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Tonino Picula said : “It seems that many if not most of our foreign policy challenges at external borders have Turkey as a common denominator and cause,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, October 7, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “The EU’s support to realising the region’s European perspective is unquestionable. With around €3.3 billion allocated since the COVID-19 pandemic, the EU has already proven its support with action” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Wednesday, October 7, 2020 4:40:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula commented : “It was elected by the governing party’s overwhelming advantage and the promotion of government policies by most major media outlets. In our view, the Parliament in Serbia has lost its role as a legislative body that represents the whole of Serbian society” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Wednesday, October 7, 2020 4:40:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “The European Union will help them the most by continuing to support these reforms” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Tuesday, October 6, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “I expect continuous and productive cooperation with the new Parliament of Montenegro, committed work on Montenegro’s progress, especially in key areas of the negotiation process. As the most important representation body, the new Parliament must cherish cooperation, dialogue and constructive discussions, despite political differences. That’s the key for successful parliamentary democracy” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, September 25, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula wrote : “Such data are the basis for understanding the needs of citizens,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Thursday, September 24, 2020 1:14:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula told : “We will see how the new government will cope and how it will solve the problems,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Wednesday, September 2, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula stated : “I hope that the fact that the support that the EU enjoys among Montenegrin citizens is almost 70 per cent will be respected,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Monday, August 31, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula stated : “This polarization is best seen in the almost equal results of the two leading coalitions, but also in the results of some new political options, as well as in the failures of some political options,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Monday, August 31, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “The epidemic and the situation with the Serbian Orthodox Church present serious challenges to the election process. But they are not the only ones. One of the key recommendations of my report for enlargement in the Western Balkans is to strengthen the independence of the media and the rule of law, as well as democratic procedures such as free and regular elections,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, July 17, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “After the phase of opening the negotiating chapters, Montenegro should move to the closing phase as soon as possible,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, July 17, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “Yes, the massacre in Srebrenica is genocide and that is how it should be called. But over time, our obligation to protect victims and their families from programmed oblivion directed by political engineering will only strengthen,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, July 10, 2020 1:49:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula concluded : “We owe a clear perspective of BiH’s membership in the EU to the victims of Srebrenica, but also to young people who will, I believe, live in peace and prosperity united in diversity as citizens of the European Union,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, July 10, 2020 1:49:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula wrote : “They are closest to the full EU membership, which still depends from the fulfillment of all set criteria” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:44:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “We are never in favour of a boycott and think that the political debate should happen in the Parliament. However, with this boycott by the main opposition parties and the failure of any opposition to enter the parliament, despite lowering the threshold to 3% just before elections, the Parliament in Serbia has lost its role as a legislative body that represents the whole of Serbian society” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Monday, June 22, 2020 5:55:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “We call upon the EPP to finally review the membership of Vučić’s party” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Monday, June 22, 2020 5:55:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula pointed out : “As well as the need to work together to solve problems that unite, not separate, the traditionally divided Montenegrin society” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, May 22, 2020 1:41:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “The EU also showed solidarity and agreed on a solid financial support package to help Western Balkan countries fight the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences. Now, to really speed up the reform process and promote change in candidate countries, the member states should start negotiations as soon as possible” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Tuesday, May 5, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “President Vučić decided to introduce a state of emergency in Serbia without a time limit, which drastically limited not only the movement of citizens but also reduced some fundamental rights, such as the right to freedom of expression or the right to a fair trial,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Tuesday, April 28, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “When we mention China, Russia or Hungary, President Vučić likes to maintain a sense of intimacy with the presidents of those countries. It plays on the emotions of people who find it difficult to understand that democracy is an optimal but also demanding process,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Tuesday, April 28, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “This process is regularly monitored through progress reports. If the distancing continues, I can hardly imagine the successful conclusion of the membership negotiations or the completion of the ratification procedures in the parliaments of all EU Member States,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Tuesday, April 28, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “The Report adopted today by the European Parliament despite delays due to Coronavirus is a clear message of support for the Western Balkan countries in their efforts and activities with a view to joining the European Union after meeting the criteria. This is a clear sign of our support for the continuation of the enlargement process as a whole, to which we have given new credibility with this report. Enlargement is one of the European Union’s most successful policies throughout its existence and our most powerful foreign policy tool for promoting democracy, prosperity and peace. Enlargement policy is also a prerequisite for strengthening the EU’s presence and strategic interests in the Western Balkans, which is why it is our common interest” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Monday, April 20, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula commented : “The European Union has always shown strength in challenging times,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Monday, April 20, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula concluded : “In the end, some of the problems the Report takes into account have been addressed, such as the green light for opening negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia. I am proud that this has been done thanks to the effort, effort and pressure of the European Parliament, as the two countries certainly deserved the opening of the negotiations” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Monday, April 20, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula concluded : “The decision by the Ministers of European Affairs is a good and first step in rebuilding trust between the EU and its closest neighbors, which I hope will join us in the Union after meeting the criteria. This time, I reiterate that the most important criteria a candidate must meet are the rule of law, respect for all human rights and freedom of the media,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Tuesday, March 24, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “We must not leave the Western Balkan countries alone to deal with this human and economic crisis caused by the coronavirus. Too often, their health systems are underfunded and they lack the healthcare professionals who left those countries,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Tuesday, March 17, 2020 7:45:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “It is imperative that IPA pre-accession funds be flexed so that these countries have enough money available to fight coronavirus. Like the member states, the Western Balkans should have the option of diverting unspent money to buy tests and protective equipment, as well as take other measures necessary to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus pandemic,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Tuesday, March 17, 2020 7:45:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula announced : “This morning I presented my draft report in EP Foreign Affairs Committee ahead of the upcoming Zagreb Summit. I reiterated the strong European Parliament’s support for EU enlargement and the need to open accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania already in March,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Thursday, February 20, 2020 6:44:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “That’s why I hope this document will convince more sceptical Members to open negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania, hopefully at the March Council meeting” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Wednesday, February 12, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “The EU must establish clear criteria and invariable indicators of progress throughout the accession process” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Thursday, February 6, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “Accountability is needed first and foremost in politics because it is difficult to claim accountability from citizens unless you actually show responsibility by refining key document and laws” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, January 24, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “In politics, the dialogue is a basic instrument. It seems to me, without wanting to go into details in relations on the Montenegrin scene, that this law was enacted in a very polarized social and political atmosphere. The question now is how to make a dialogue about the law and its implementation possible” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, January 24, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “That primarily discredits efforts of us, Members of the EP, who are indeed strongly in favour of enlargement policy. Because advocating for countries that can’t find a way to solve their open problems at the table, patiently no matter how long it takes, are not doing themselves or their neighbours a favour” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, January 24, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “It is hard to say whether the law will be changed, but if we follow the good practice, then electoral laws are difficult to change in the election year. Election year is a time when the previously agreed model is applied” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, January 24, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “I think that consistent federalization of Bosnia is a principle that can only ensure the constitutional balance, political stability and economic progress of that country in the long run,” External link

sarajevotimes Thursday, January 23, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “The Serbian reflex for domination, which destroyed two common South Slavic states, was settled in Bosnia by the establishment of Republika Srpska, while a distinct Bosniak ethnic majority in the Federation of Bosnia varies similar mechanisms for imposing its political will,” External link

sarajevotimes Thursday, January 23, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “I think that there is a consensus in Croatia on the importance of the Croatian issue in Bosnia, but we are at odds on how to treat it, how and with whom. From the point of view of social democracy, our basic principle is to defend the rule of law, politically marginalized and socially discriminated against, and Croats in Bosnia, as the smallest constituent people, in a confused system, deserve support in the exercise of their rights,” External link

sarajevotimes Thursday, January 23, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “With occasionally clumsy and unfair statements the outgoing president questioned Croatia’s professed policy towards Bosnia and Herzegovina and the end of her term was marked by a certain lack of ideas in that regard,” External link

sarajevotimes Sunday, January 19, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “That is a standard document, adopted by all candidate countries, and that only shows the high level of disfunctionality and general mistrust within the existing system in Bosnia and Herzegovina,” External link

sarajevotimes Sunday, January 19, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “The Croatian Presidency of the Council of the European Union is an opportunity for the Republic of Croatia to confirm its foreign policy priorities, among which is the enlargement and stabilization of the neighboring region of the Western Balkans” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, January 10, 2020 6:19:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “It is easier to leave than to return” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Thursday, December 12, 2019 6:48:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “I hope that the political confirmation of the decision will come as soon as possible. It would be a great thing for Montenegro, which has been negotiating for eight year, but also for other countries that want to become members” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, December 6, 2019 6:57:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula concluded ( about Commission ) : “While we are waiting for the Commission’s proposal on the new methodology of accession negotiations and analyzing the French proposal, I want to stress that any potential change to the methodology should not cancel all the work and the results Montenegro has already achieved as the frontrunner of the process” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, December 6, 2019 6:57:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “Making a mistake, French President Emmanuel Macron achieved something he had not planned by blocking the opening of negotiations for North Macedonia and Albania – he returned the issue of enlargement to the focus of the debate at European level. This was best seen in today’s speech by the new President von der Leyen, who made it clear that the EU door remains open and highlighted the topic immediately at the beginning of her speech,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Wednesday, November 27, 2019 5:30:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula concluded : “Debates on reform must not stop the process. Countries should be judged individually, based on individual merit and achievement. Montenegro, for example, is at the forefront of this process, and I expect that the results achieved and the efforts made will be acknowledged and accession negotiations closed during this term” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Wednesday, November 27, 2019 5:30:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula disse : “Sem dúvida que Várhelyi é um diplomata muito experiente mas não nos convenceu. Temos de saber qual é de facto a sua visão quanto aos restantes países do leste e do sul nestes tempos de provação. Continuamos comprometidos com o alargamento da UE e temos de ter certezas que esta pasta da maior importância fica nas melhores mãos” External link

expresso Thursday, November 14, 2019 10:44:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “I will be a strong advocate of bringing enlargement policy back to EU priorities. We are aware that this is not only a technical but also a political issue, which is why it is important for Montenegro, as a leader in the negotiations with the EU, to continue to confirm that its place in the EU is not only because of its geographical and cultural affiliation, but because of the fulfillment of the demanding standards set before it by Brussels” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, November 8, 2019 3:34:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said : “That is clearly evidenced not only by the number of opened and provisionally closed chapters, but also by the general mood in the country when it comes to the European perspective. Despite the greatest progress of all candidate countries, before the EU membership Montenegro will have to resolve many outstanding issues of internal adjustment to European standards” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Tuesday, October 8, 2019 2:14:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula told : "Unlike many countries that are in the process of integration and who have some external problems, the problems in Bosnia are internal -- and some of them, obviously, are not being put aside for the sake of progress," External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, April 10, 2019 5:32:00 AM EAT

Tonino Picula told : "Unlike many countries that are in the process of integration and who have some external problems, the problems in Bosnia are internal -- and some of them, obviously, are not being put aside for the sake of progress," External link

rferl Tuesday, April 9, 2019 8:37:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula said ( about Aran Islands ) : "Islands are becoming more and more visible on the European agenda. The support for 26 islands throughout the Union is an important step in making island communities torchbearers in clean energy transition. This is a first, but an important, step in securing permanent EU assistance to islands. Congratulations to everyone!" External link

afloat Monday, February 18, 2019 4:29:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula concluded : “The region’s progress is visible and undeniable, but it is not such, that it is immune to being threatened by a bad development, as we have been witnessing lately. Relations between Pritina and Belgrade, as well as the situation in Macedonia and BiH too are not safe enough, so that we could not witness a serious deterioration of interstate relations, which will reflect on their European integration path as well” External link

euinside Wednesday, February 1, 2017 10:55:00 AM EAT

Tonino Picula estime ( about Milorad Dodik ) : "Il me semble que la communauté internationale optera d’abord pour la politique de l’autruche. Cependant, elle cherchera à isoler Milorad Dodik politiquement, quels que soient les résultats des élections locales de dimanche prochain" External link

france24 Wednesday, September 28, 2016 6:05:00 PM EAT

Tonino Picula writes : “It is obvious how atrophied the institutions of the international community are, whose mission is the implementation of the peace agreement and oversight of the key processes of renovation and functioning of the state” External link

euinside Friday, September 9, 2016 12:58:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
responsable5.26%FR10/02/201202/10/2012
minister47.37%SL01/15/201215/01/2012
minister47.37%EN01/15/201215/01/2012
Names Lang Count
Tonino PiculaEN47.37%
Tonino PiculaSL15.79%
Tonino PiculaEU15.79%
Tonino PiculaHR15.79%
Тонино ПикулаRU5.26%


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