Aleksandar Vulin

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Aleksandar Desetar Vulin
Александар Вулин
Aleksandar Vulin-mc.rs.jpg
Minister of Defence
Assumed office
29 June 2017
Prime MinisterAna Brnabić
Preceded byZoran Đorđević
Minister of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Policy
In office
27 April 2014 – 29 June 2017
Prime MinisterAleksandar Vučić
Ivica Dačić (Acting)
Preceded byJovan Krkobabić
Succeeded byZoran Đorđević
Minister without portfolio in charge of Kosovo and Metohija
In office
2 September 2013 – 27 April 2014
Prime MinisterIvica Dačić
Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija
In office
27 July 2012 – 2 September 2013
Preceded byPost established
Succeeded byMarko Đurić
Personal details
Born (1972-10-02) 2 October 1972 (age 46)
Novi Sad, Yugoslavia
NationalitySerbian
Political partyLeague of Communists – Movement for Yugoslavia (1990–1994)
Yugoslav Left (1994–1998)
Socialist Party of Serbia (2002–2006)
Movement of Socialists (2008–present)
Alma materUniversity of Kragujevac
OccupationPolitician
ProfessionLawyer

Aleksandar Vulin (Serbian Cyrillic: Александар Вулин; born 2 October 1972) is a Serbian politician and lawyer. He has served as the Minister of Defence of Serbia from 29 June 2017.

He previously served as the Minister of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Policy of Serbia from April 2014 to June 2017. He also served as director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija from July 2012 to September 2013,[1] and Minister without portfolio in the Government of Serbia in charge of Kosovo and Metohija from September 2013 to April 2014.

Early years[edit]

He was born in Novi Sad, Vojvodina, as a son of the Bosnian Serb and Roma mother. He finished primary school in Novi Sad, Grammar's School in Sremski Karlovci and later graduated from the University of Kragujevac Faculty of Law.[2] He said for himself that ever since his childhood "he has always been a communist". Vulin began his political career during the high school days in Novi Sad by supporting the Anti-bureaucratic revolution led by Slobodan Milošević between 1986 and 1989.[3]

Political career[edit]

During the collapse of the communist Yugoslavia in 1990, Vulin joined the League of Communists – Movement for Yugoslavia, the so-called "army party" led by general Stevan Mirković. Vulin became a general secretary. In 1994, he was one of the founders of the Yugoslav Left, a party led by Mirjana Marković, the wife of Slobodan Milošević. In the new party, Vulin became a leader of the Revolutionary Youth, the party's youth organisation. He left the Yugoslav Left when it joined together with the Milošević's Socialist Party of Serbia to the coalition with the Vojislav Šešelj's Serbian Radical Party in 1998.[3]

Later he founded the Democratic Left, and then the Movement of Socialists in August 2008.[3]

In 2012, following the 2012 Serbian parliamentary election after which Serbian Progressive Party-led coalition took power, which consisted of Vulin's Movement of Socialists, Vulin was named the director of newly established Office for Kosovo and Metohija. He stayed on the position until 2 September 2013 when he became the Minister without portfolio in charge of Kosovo and Metohija.

Following the 2014 Serbian parliamentary election, leader of the Serbian Progressive Party Aleksandar Vučić formed the government on 27 April 2014 with Vulin being named the Minister of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Policy. He kept the office after the 2016 Serbian parliamentary election, in the second cabinet of Aleksandar Vučić.

During his time in the office as Minister of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Policy, he was known for his often and fierce criticism directed towards Croatia,[4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11] as well as occasional insulting of Croatian politicians and officials.[12][13][14]

In June 2017, Aleksandar Vučić gave mandate to Ana Brnabić to form the governmental cabinet.[15] On 29 June 2017, the cabinet of Ana Brnabić was formed,[16] with Vulin swapping minister positions with Zoran Đorđević to become the Minister of Defence.[17]

On April 21, 2018 Vulin was proclaimed persona non grata in Republic of Croatia[18] after saying: "only Supreme Commander of Serbian Army - Aleksandar Vučić can decide about me entering in Croatia, not Croatian ministers."[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Priština obstructs implementation of liaison officers deal". B92. 6 March 2013. Archived from the original on 27 February 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2013.
  2. ^ Profil
  3. ^ a b c Vurušić, Vlado (25 June 2015). "Tko je zapravo Vučićev 'ministar za Hrvatsku'? Istina o jurišniku i radikalu na žeton Aleksandru Vulinu". Jutarnji list (in Croatian). Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Vulin: Hrvatska je uzrok nemira". Al Jazeera Balkans (in Bosnian). 2015-04-21. Retrieved 2017-04-23.
  5. ^ "Vulin: Koga Hrvatska planira da napadne novim oružjem? - B92.net". B92.net (in Serbian). Retrieved 2017-04-23.
  6. ^ "Vulin: Hrvatska nema snage da se otrgne od fašizma". Al Jazeera Balkans (in Bosnian). 2016-07-31. Retrieved 2017-04-23.
  7. ^ "Vulin traži od EU da intervenira jer je Hrvatska 'fašistička' država". direktno.hr (in Croatian). 2016-12-18. Retrieved 2017-04-23.
  8. ^ Komunikacije, Neomedia. "Vulin: Neshvatljivo je da Hrvatska, kao zemlja članica EU, nije u stanju razračunati se s fašističkim nasljeđem / Novi list". www.novilist.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 2017-04-23.
  9. ^ "Galerija - Vulin: Hrvatska humanost je trajala samo 2 dana, žao mi je | 24sata". www.24sata.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 2017-04-23.
  10. ^ F.K. "Vulin: Hrvatska "potonula u ludilo"". Retrieved 2017-04-23.
  11. ^ "Aleksandar Vulin: Neka Hrvatska liječi komplekse na nekom drugom". N1 HR (in Croatian). Retrieved 2017-04-23.
  12. ^ "Skandalozan odgovor Vulina Stieru: Sada znamo što misle ustaški sinovi". Večernji.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 2017-04-23.
  13. ^ "Vulin: Matić je neizlečiv ustaša". MTELBA. Retrieved 2017-04-23.
  14. ^ "Vulin: Još uvijek čekam da Ante Gotovina kaže da nije ustaša". N1 HR (in Croatian). Retrieved 2017-04-23.
  15. ^ "Vučić: Kandidat za predsednika Vlade je Ana Brnabić". b92.net (in Serbian). 15 June 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  16. ^ "Kabinet Ane Brnabić položio zakletvu". danas.rs (in Serbian). Danas Online. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  17. ^ "Vulin i Đorđević zamenjuju mesta". danas.rs (in Serbian). FoNet. 27 June 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  18. ^ "VULIN DO DALJNJEG NIJE POŽELJAN U HRVATSKOJ! Bit će vraćen s granice ako pokuša ući u državu". jutarnji.hr. Retrieved 2018-04-21.
  19. ^ "HR: Vulin nije dobrodošao zbog "odlučuje Vučić, ne Zagreb"". B92.net (in Serbian). Retrieved 2018-04-21.

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Government offices
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Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija
2012–2013
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Marko Đurić
Preceded by
Minister without portfolio in charge of Kosovo and Metohija
2013–2014
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Jovan Krkobabić
Minister of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Policy
2014–2017
Succeeded by
Zoran Đorđević
Preceded by
Zoran Đorđević
Minister of Defence of Serbia
2017–present
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Party political offices
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Leader of the Movement of Socialists
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