Borko Stefanović

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Borko Stefanović
MP
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Personal details
Born (1974-02-05) 5 February 1974 (age 43)
Novi Sad, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Serb
Political party

Democratic Party (2003–2015)

Serbian Left (2015–present)
Alma mater Univ. of Novi Sad
Occupation Lawyer

Borko Stefanović (born 5 February 1974, former name Borislav Stefanović[1]) is a former Serbian representative during the Belgrade-Pristina negotiations and leader of political party Serbian Left.[2] He was the Political Director of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and former Chief of Staff for Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremić.[3]

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Stefanović was born in Novi Sad, Vojvodina, SFR Yugoslavia in 1974. He graduated from high school in Sremski Karlovci before going to the University of Novi Sad, Law Faculty Novi Sad Law School. He graduated in 1999, at the age of 25. Stefanović used to play bass guitar in an Punk rock band called 'Generacija bez budućnosti' (Generation without a Future), the band last played a gig in 2011.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Stefanović began to work for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Yugoslavia in 2001. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent him to work at the Embassy of Serbia and Montenegro Washington D.C, the ambassador at the time was Ivan Vujacić. Stefanović's job was to lobby the U.S. Congress, where he successfully created the foundations of the Serbian caucus on Capitol Hill. Due to his successful work, he was promoted to the position of Deputy Ambassador. For the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Serbia was elected Vuk Jeremić who invited him to Belgrade and placed the head of his cabinet, as well as political director in his ministry.[3] In early 2011, Stefanović was appointed as the Serbian representative for the Belgrade-Pristina negotiations.[3] Stefanovic is now an MP from his Democratic party, in his second mandate. He is the president of the Democratic party parliamentary group in the Serbian Parliament. He was elected for the position of the vice president of Democratic party at the last party congress in June.

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