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CONSUMER POLICY

Background

Personal details

  • Croatian
  • Born 12 October 1953 in Split / Croatia
  • Married
  • 2 children

Political Career

  • Since 2011 Deputy Prime Minister for Foreign Affairs and European Integration
  • 2008-2011 Deputy Speaker of Parliament; Chair of the European Integration Committee
  • 2004-2008 Member of Parliament, Social Democratic Party
  • 2001-2003 Minister of European Integration
  • 1997-2001 Assistant Minister, then Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs; Chief negotiator for the Stabilization and Association Agreement and WTO accession

Professional career

  • 1987-1997 Diplomatic service of the SFR Yugoslavia and Croatia incl. postings in Cairo (1987-91, 1993-96), Zagreb HQ (1991-93) and Ankara (1996/97)
  • 1983–1987 Assistant chairman of the Republic's Committee for Foreign Relations
  • 1980–1983 Adviser at the Republic's Committee for Foreign Relations
  • 1978–1980 Staff member of the Republic's Committee for Foreign Relations
  • 1977–1978 Import-export clerk at ASTRA, Zagreb

Education

  • 1987 Master's degree in economics, University of Zagreb
  • 1976 Graduated in foreign trade, University of Zagreb

Declaration of interest

Available here

Other documents

Opening statement