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(Tonino) Picula

Tonino Picula (1961) is a member of the European Parliament since 1 April 2012 for the "Socijaldemokratska partija Hrvatske", which is aligned with the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats. Picula is elected on behalf of Croatia.

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Personal data

Country
Croatia

Place and date of birth
Mali Lošinj, 31 August 1961

2.

Party/Movement

National political party
Socijaldemokratska partija Hrvatske

European Parliamentary Group
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats

3.

Main functions and occupations

Main functions and occupations
  • professor of sociology, 1986
  • expert associate for literature in Hrvatski Sabor Kulture (Croatian Cultural Association), from 1987 until 1989
  • secretary of the Kulturni Radnik (Cultural Worker) magazine, from 1987 until 1989
  • secretary of the Croatian society for friendship with Bosnia and Herzegovina, from 1994 until 2000
  • councillor in the Zagreb county assembly, from 1997 until 2000
  • minister of foreign affairs, from 2000 until 2003
  • mayor of Velika Gorica, from 2005 until 2009
  • co-founder and member of the board of directors of the Velika Gorica-based 'Wings of Love' organisation for the protection of abused and traumatised children, from 2005 until 2011
  • member of the Sabor (Croatian Parliament), from 2007 until 2013
  • leader and special coordinator of election observation missions of the OSCE and other international organisations in Moldova, Kazakhstan, Russia, Georgia and Armenia, from 2010 until 2013
  • vice-president of the OSCE PA, from 2011 until 2013
  • member European Parliament, from 1 April 2012

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Party political functions

Previous
  • secretary for international relations of the Social Democratic Party of Croatia (SDP), from 1993 until 2000
  • member of the central committee of the Social Democratic Party of Croatia (SDP), from 2004 until 2008
  • member of the delegation to the parliamentary assembly of the organisation for security and cooperation in Europe (OSCE PA), from 2004 until 2012
  • member of the SDP Presidency, from 2008 until 2012
  • rapporteur of the committee on political affairs and security of the OSCE, from 2010 until 2011
  • head of the Sabor delegation to the parliamentary assembly of the Mediterranean, from 2011 until 2013

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Education

Academic education
  • graduate sociology at the University of Zagbreb

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Publications

Website
https://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/nl/112744/TONINO_PICULA/home

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