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  • Ensuring the EU delivers on its commitments to the Millennium Development Goals to reduce poverty.
  • Setting out the Commission and EU positions for the negotiations on the United Nations Millennium Development Goal agenda after 2015.
  • Working with national governments in a way that makes the EU's development aid more effective.
  • Launching negotiations on a revised Cotonou agreement with the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States.

Neven Mimica is part of the following Project Teams:

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Croatian nationality. Married with two children.

European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development
  • 2014-present
European Commissioner for Consumer Policy
  • 2013-14
Deputy Prime Minister for Internal, Foreign and European Policy
  • 2011-13
Deputy Speaker of Croatian Parliament, Chair of the European Integration Committee
  • 2008-11
Member of Croatian Parliament, representing Socijaldemokratska partija hrvatske (Social Democratic Party)
  • 2004-08
Minister for European Integration
  • 2001-03
Assistant Minister, then Deputy Minister of the Economy, Chief Negotiator for the Stabilisation and Association Agreement and WTO accession of Croatia
  • 1997-2001
Diplomatic service of the SFR Yugoslavia and Croatia
  • 1987-97
Assistant Chairman of the Republic's Committee for Foreign Relations
  • 1983-87
Adviser to the Republic's Committee for Foreign Relations
  • 1980-83
Staff member of the Republic's Committee for Foreign Relations
  • 1978-80
Import-export clerk at Astra
  • 1977-78
Master's degree in economics, University of Zagreb
  • 1987