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 614 million HRK (2010)[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]

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 Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) 31 May 1990 8 November 1990
Frane Vinko Golem Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) 8 November 1990 3 May 1991
Davorin Rudolf Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) 3 May 1991 31 July 1991
Zvonimir Šeparović Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) 31 July 1991 27 May 1992
Zdenko Škrabalo Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) 9 June 1992 28 May 1993
Mate Granić Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) 28 May 1993 27 January 2000
Tonino Picula Social Democratic Party (SDP) 27 January 2000 22 December 2003
Miomir Žužul Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) 23 December 2003 17 February 2005
Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) 17 February 2005 12 January 2008
Gordan Jandroković Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) 13 January 2008 23 December 2011
Vesna Pusić[d] Croatian People's Party (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.

Minister Party Term start Term end
Ljerka Mintas-Hodak[a] Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) 3 April 1998 27 January 2000
Ivan Jakovčić[b] Istrian Democratic Assembly (IDS) 27 January 2000 21 June 2001
Neven Mimica Social Democratic Party (SDP) 28 September 2001 23 December 2003
Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović[c] Croatian Democratic Union (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)
b. ^ First head of the newly established Ministry for European Integration, which was formed out of the Government Office for European Integration
c. ^ On 16 February the Ministry for European Integration was merged with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs; Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović was appointed head of the merged ministry
d. ^ As Minister of Foreign and European Affairs

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Odluka o proglašenju državnog proračuna za 2010. godinu - II. Posebni dio" (PDF) (in Croatian). Narodne novine. 2 December 2009. Retrieved 16 July 2010. 

External links[edit]

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