Neven Mimica

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Neven Mimica
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European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development
Designate
Taking office
1 November 2014
President Jean-Claude Juncker
Succeeding Kristalina Georgieva (International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response)
Andris Piebalgs (Development)
European Commissioner for Consumer Protection
Incumbent
Assumed office
1 July 2013
President José Manuel Barroso
Preceded by Tonio Borg (Health and Consumer Policy)
Succeeded by Věra Jourová (Designate; Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality)
Minister of European Integration
In office
28 September 2001 – 23 December 2003
Prime Minister Ivica Račan
Preceded by Ivan Jakovčić
Succeeded by Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović
Personal details
Born (1953-10-12) 12 October 1953 (age 60)
Split, Yugoslavia
(now Croatia)
Political party Social Democratic Party
Alma mater University of Zagreb

Neven Mimica (pronounced [nêʋen mîmit͡sa]; born 12 October 1953) is a Croatian politician and diplomat who will serve as European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development in the Juncker Commission from November 2014.

Political career[edit]

Mimica graduated from the University of Zagreb Faculty of Economics in 1976. Between 1979 and 1997 he held positions in various governmental bodies related to foreign relations and foreign trade policies, including several counselling positions at embassies in Cairo and Ankara. In 1997 he was appointed assistant to the Croatian Minister of Economy and served as Croatia's chief negotiator during the country's accession to the World Trade Organization and the European Union Association Agreement. In September 2001 he became Minister of European Integration under Prime Minister Ivica Račan, position he held until December 2003.

He was elected to the Croatian Parliament in 2003 as a representative of the Social Democratic Party, and again in 2007. Since January 2008 he serves as deputy speaker of the Croatian parliament and is also the chairman of the parliament's committee for European integration.

On December 23, 2011 he was selected as a Deputy Prime Minister of the Croatian government, responsible for Internal, Foreign and European policy.

On July 1, 2013 he became European Commissioner for Consumer Protection in the European Commission. László Andor was Acting Commissioner in his stead, from 19 April 2014 – 25 May 2014 while he was on electoral campaign leave for the 2014 elections to the European Parliament.[1] He ultimately decided to not take up his seat.

As of November 1, 2014 he will take position of European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development in Juncker Commission.


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Political offices
Preceded by
Ivan Jakovčić
Minister of European Integration
2001–2003
Succeeded by
Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović
New office Croatian European Commissioner
2013–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Tonio Borg
as European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy
European Commissioner for Consumer Protection
2013–2014
Succeeded by
Věra Jourová
Designate

as European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
Preceded by
Kristalina Georgieva
as European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response
European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development
Designate

2014–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Andris Piebalgs
as European Commissioner for Development