Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (Croatia)

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Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs
Ministarstvo vanjskih i europskih poslova
Ministry of Foreign Affairs building (Croatia).jpg
Ministry building in Zagreb
Agency overview
Formed 31 May 1990
Jurisdiction Government of Croatia
Headquarters Trg Nikole Šubića Zrinskog 7–8, Zagreb, Croatia
Annual budget 681 million HRK (2014)[1]
Minister responsible Vesna Pusić
Website www.mvpei.hr

The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of Croatia (Croatian: Ministarstvo vanjskih i europskih poslova or MVEP) is the ministry in the Government of Croatia which is in charge of foreign relations and admission into the European Union.

List of ministers[edit]

Party key

      Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ)
      Social Democratic Party (SDP)
      Croatian People's Party (HNS)
      Istrian Democratic Assembly (IDS)

Foreign affairs ministers[edit]

The current Minister Vesna Pusić is the 11th Foreign Affairs Minister of Croatia. The longest serving minister was Mate Granić (1993–2000), under Prime Ministers Nikica Valentić and Zlatko Mateša, and the shortest serving was Davorin Rudolf who held the post for three months between May 1991 to July 1991 under Prime Minister Josip Manolić.

Minister Party Term start Term end
Zdravko Mršić HDZ 31 May 1990 8 November 1990
Frane Vinko Golem HDZ 8 November 1990 3 May 1991
Davorin Rudolf HDZ 3 May 1991 31 July 1991
Zvonimir Šeparović HDZ 31 July 1991 27 May 1992
Zdenko Škrabalo HDZ 9 June 1992 28 May 1993
Mate Granić HDZ 28 May 1993 27 January 2000
Tonino Picula SDP 27 January 2000 22 December 2003
Miomir Žužul HDZ 23 December 2003 17 February 2005
Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović HDZ 17 February 2005 12 January 2008
Gordan Jandroković HDZ 13 January 2008 23 December 2011
Vesna Pusić[d] HNS 23 December 2011 Incumbent
Source: MVPEI.hr (Croatian)

European integration ministers[edit]

The Ministry for European Integration was a short-lived ministry which was established during Prime Minister Ivica Račan in 2000. It grew out of the Government Office for European Integration and was later merged with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in 2005 under Prime Minister Ivo Sanader. The ministry was charged with overseeing the changes to the legislation needed to comply with the community acquis in preparation and during the Accession of Croatia to the European Union.

Minister Party Term start Term end
Ljerka Mintas-Hodak[a] HDZ 3 April 1998 27 January 2000
Ivan Jakovčić[b] IDS 27 January 2000 21 June 2001
Neven Mimica SDP 28 September 2001 23 December 2003
Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović[c] HDZ 23 December 2003 16 February 2005

Notes[edit]

a. ^ Unofficial minister. Mintas-Hodak was head of the Government Office for European Integration (Croatian: Ured za europske integracije) established in 1998
b. ^ Jakovčić was appointed first head of the newly formed Ministry for European Integration in 2000 in the Cabinet of Ivica Račan I. The ministry was created out of the former Government Office for European Integration.
c. ^ Grabar-Kitarović was appointed European integration minister in 2003 in the Cabinet of Ivo Sanader I. On 16 February 2005 the Ministry for European Integration was merged with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Grabar-Kitarović took over as head of the merged ministry.
d. ^ Pusić was appointed to the post of Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, as the ministry was renamed in 2011 in the Cabinet of Zoran Milanović.

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Coordinates: 45°48′36″N 15°58′45″E / 45.81000°N 15.97917°E / 45.81000; 15.97917