Petar Čobanković

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Petar Čobanković
Petar Čobanković 25-06-09.jpg
Minister of Regional Development, Forestry and Water Managemenet
In office
12 January 2008 – 23 December 2011
Prime Minister Ivo Sanader (until 2009)
Jadranka Kosor
Preceded by Office established
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management
In office
23 December 2003 – 12 January 2008
Preceded by Office established
Succeeded by Božidar Pankretić
(as Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development)
Personal details
Born (1957-01-29) 29 January 1957 (age 57)
Ilok, SFR Yugoslavia
(present-day Croatia)[1]
Political party Croatian Democratic Union
Spouse(s) Anica Čobanković

Petar Čobanković[pronunciation?] (29 January 1957[1]) is Croatian politician who served as Minister of Regional Development, Forestry and Water Management.

Čobanković finished elementary and high school in Ilok, after that he attended Faculty of Agriculture at University of Zagreb where he obtained his B.Sc. in agriculture. From 2000 until 2001 he was Prefect of Vukovar-Srijem County.[1] Between 2003 and 2008 he was the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management in the Cabinet of Ivo Sanader I.[1] On January 12, 2008 he was named Minister of Regional Development, Forestry and Water Management in the Cabinet of Ivo Sanader II. In 2010 he became deputy-prime minister of Government of Croatia in the Cabinet of Jadranka Kosor.

Čobanković plead guilty and he was sentenced in March 2013 to one year in jail for corruption. The sentence was consequently reduced to a community sentence in an exchange for full cooperation with the prosecutor in the corruption case against the former Croatian premier Ivo Sanader.[2]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Petar Čobanković" (in Croatian). Retrieved 2 June 2012. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Čobanković neće ići u zatvor, godinu dana radit će za opće dobro". Jutarnji list (in Croatian). 7 March 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2014.