Željko Jovanović

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Željko Jovanović
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Minister of Science, Education and Sports
Assumed office
23 December 2011
Prime Minister Zoran Milanović
Preceded by Radovan Fuchs
Personal details
Born (1965-11-26) 26 November 1965 (age 48)
Rijeka, SFR Yugoslavia

(present-day Rijeka, Croatia)

Political party Social Democratic Party of Croatia
Alma mater University of Rijeka

Željko Jovanović (born 26 November 1965) is a Croatian politician, and a member of the governing Social Democratic Party from the city of Rijeka.

Since 23 December 2011 he has held the post of Minister of Science, Education and Sports in the centre-left government of Zoran Milanović. He received his doctorate in biomedical science and his master's degree in economics at the University of Rijeka in 2005.[1]

On 13 January 2012, Antun Vrdoljak threatened to sue if Jovanovic did not apologize for accusing Vrdoljak, in his capacity as member of the International Olympic Committee, of "selling the candidacy of the City of Rijeka for hosting the Mediterranean games."[2]


  1. ^ Željko Jovanović, vlada.hr; accessed 4 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Vrdoljak threatens to file a lawsuit if Jovanovic doesn’t apologize", 12 January 2012; accessed 4 March 2014.