For a week, we have been voting through SurveyMonkey to find our favorite MEP. Now, we have a distinct winner to the MEPAwards, category “Regional Development”:
This is our written nomination:
This nomination is from an organisation, namely the European Small Islands Federation. We represent 359,000 islanders on 1,640 European islands. To have MEP’s who take a stand for the small islands of Europe is of utter importance to us. We need MEP’s who are not only fighting for their own (national) islands, but who are a watchdogs for all islands of Europe.
To find this person, we made a simple poll, see https://europeansmallislands.com/2017/10/28/our-favourite-mep/. During a week, we collected votes from our members.
Tonino Picula got 42 out of 55 votes.
Let us quote three of the motivations: “Driving force behind some of the important structural changes in EU regarding all European islands”, “He is the one doing the most for all small islands” and “He is the only true and persistent islands MEP”.
This a man who does much for all islands, not only his Croatian ones. We ESIN are proud to nominate him as an outstanding developer of the region of the islands.