Davor Ivo Stier

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Davor Ivo Stier
Davor Ivo Stier February 2017 (32903349825).jpg
First Deputy Prime Minister of Croatia
In office
19 October 2016 – 19 June 2017
Prime Minister Andrej Plenković
Preceded by Božo Petrov
Succeeded by Marija Pejčinović Burić
13th Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Croatia
In office
19 October 2016 – 19 June 2017
Prime Minister Andrej Plenković
Preceded by Miro Kovač
Succeeded by Marija Pejčinović Burić
Personal details
Born (1976-01-06) 6 January 1976 (age 41)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Political party Croatian Democratic Union
Alma mater Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina
Awards Order of Duke Branimir (2014)

Davor Ivo Stier (born 6 January 1972 in Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a Croatian Democratic Union politician and diplomat. He was a member of the Croatian Parliament in 2011-2013, of the European Parliament in 2013-2016, as well as 13th Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Croatia in 2016-2017.

Family and studies[edit]

Stier was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina[1] and lived in the middle-class Flores district (the same of Pope Francis)[2] in a Croatian expatriate family originating from Samobor.[1] His paternal grandfather Ivan Stier was a Ustaše colonel and assistant to Vjekoslav Luburic who escaped to South America after World War II.[3] His other grandfather, Milorad Lukač, was one of the leading emigrant politicians of the Croatian Peasant Party. Stier's father was a doctor and his mother Marija Lukač was a university professor.

Stier came to Croatia for the first time in 1990 at 28 as part of the Croatian Heritage Foundation program, and for the second time three weeks before the fall of Vukovar as a journalist for the Argentine newspaper El Cronista and Radio America. He returned to Argentina in February 1992, where he graduated in Political Science and International Relations at the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina, and later on in journalism. [3]

Political career[edit]

Stier returned to Croatia in 1996 at the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, after which he worked in the Croatian embassies in Washington and Brussels, and by 2009 was foreign policy adviser to Prime Minister Ivo Sanader.[3]

At the 2011 parliamentary elections, Stier was elected as a member of the Croatian Parliament.[4] He became a member of the Interparliamentary Cooperation Committee and the Committee for European Integration, and was appointed Vice-Chairman of the Foreign Policy Committee. He was also nominated as a member of the Croatian Parliament delegation at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and the Croatian Parliament delegation at the Joint Parliamentary Committee of the Republic of Croatia. [5]

Stier was one of the closest associates of Jadranka Kosor and his adviser and delegate for Euro-Atlantic cooperation. At the time of Slovenian-Croatian diplomatic freeze, Stier was the main participant of a behind-the scenes diplomacy effort and mediator between Kosor and Slovenian Prime Minister Borut Pahor.[3] At the May 2012 HDZ leadership contest, Stier supported Tomislav Karamarko[6] but later opposed to the disciplinary proceeding against Jadranka Kosor in February 2013 after the party decided to sanction her because of her appearances in the media.[7]

In September 2012, Stier asked the Croatian government to give up the ratification of the state border dispute between Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, claiming that in so doing Croatia would have agreed to blackmail politics and linked European Union membership to border issues. He accused Bosnia and Herzegovina's Transport Minister Damir Hadzic of blackmailing the Croatian government by stating that Bosnia and Herzegovina would not allow the construction of the Peljesac bridge unless Croatia ratified the border agreement. [8]

In April 2013, Stier said that the condition for Bosnia and Herzegovina to enter the European Union would be the institutional equality of Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina. [9]

Two months later, in June, Stier stated that "Croatia must strongly take up the issue of the constituency of the Croatian people in Bosnia and Herzegovina not only on paper but also on the practice." He estimated that the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina was "a de facto Bosniak entity" and announced the possibility that Bosnia and Herzegovina would be reform on a Belgian pattern. He also said that Croatia would use Croatia's accession to the European Union to resolve the Croat issue in Bosnia and Herzegovina. [10]

Following Croatia's EU accession, at the first elections to the European Parliament in Croatia in April 2013, Stier won 14 005 votes on the list of the HDZ coalitios that were still made by HSP AS and BUZ. With 5.75% of votes cast, he became one of the first Members of the European Parliament from Croatia.[11][12] At the session of the European Parliament's Foreign Policy Committee in July 2013, Stier requested that the European Union more strongly support the right of the Croatian people in BiH to equality with other constituent peoples and thus internationalize the "Croatian issue" in BiH. In an interview for Večernji list in the same month, Stier stated that Croats in BiH are an unavoidable and decisive factors in the Europeanization of Bosnia and Herzegovina and said that the role of the European Union in Bosnia and Herzegovina is crucial and that cooperation with Russia and Turkey is welcome. [13]

In the second election for the European Parliament in Croatia in May 2014, Stier again won a 26,432-vote mandate as a candidate on the list of HDZ's coalition made by HSS, HSP AS, BUZ, ZDS and HDS. [14]

In 2015, Stier published the book The New Croatian Paradigm: an Overview of Social Integration and Development (Nova hrvatska paradigma: ogled o društvenoj integraciji i razvoju)[15]

Stier was a Deputy Prime Minister of Croatia and the 13th Minister of Foreign and European Affairs in the Cabinet of Andrej Plenković from 19 October 2016 until his resignation on 19 June 2017. He left the cabinet after the fall of the HDZ-Most coalition and the new coalition with the liberal HNS party.[16]

Personal life[edit]

Stier lives in Samobor with his wife and three children.[17]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Davor Ivo Stier, životopis". Dnevno. 10. travnja 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ Veljković, Sandra (15. ožujka 2013.). "Davor Stier: Papa Franjo iz mog je kvarta Flores". Večernji list. Retrieved 27 June 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ a b c d "I'm leading us to the EU through quiet diplomacy". Nacional. 13 July 2010. Archived from the original on 31 March 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Davor Ivo Stier, životopis" (in Croatian). 8 April 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Davor Ivo Stier". Hrvatski sabor. Retrieved 27 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Karamarka žele Hebrang, Stier, Jarnjak, Kalmeta i Jandroković". 24sata. 18. svibnja 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  7. ^ "Stegovni postupak protiv Jadranke Kosor, protiv bili Prgomet i Stier". Večernji list. 21 February 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "Davor Ivo Stier: BiH se usudila ucijeniti hrvatsku Vladu". Bljesak.info. 15. rujna 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  9. ^ S., Z (16 April 2013). "Stier: Ravnopravnost Hrvata uvjet je za europski put". Bljesak.info. Retrieved 28. lipnja 2013..  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  10. ^ Perica, Silvana (26 June 2013). "Uređenje Bosne i Hercegovine: Traži se belgijski model". Večernji list. Retrieved 27 June 2013. 
  11. ^ "Konačni rezultati EU izbora!". Dnevnik Nove TV. 15. travnja 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  12. ^ Izbori članova u Europski parlament iz Republike Hrvatske. Državno izborno povjerenstvo Republike Hrvatske, 15. travnja 2013. Pristupljeno 30. svibnja 2014.
  13. ^ Krešić, Zoran (6 July 2013). "Bez Hrvata neće biti niti europske BiH". Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  14. ^ Izbori članova u Europski parlament iz Republike Hrvatske. Državno izborno povjerenstvo Republike Hrvatske, 26. svibnja 2014. Pristupljeno 30. svibnja 2014.
  15. ^ Davor Ivo Stier, Nova hrvatska paradigma: ogled o društvenoj integraciji i razvoju, TIM press, Zagreb, 2015., ISBN 9789538075124, Nova hrvatska paradigma, www.tim-press.hr, pristupljeno 8. rujna 2016.
  16. ^ [1]
  17. ^ http://dnevnik.hr/vijesti/hrvatska/biografija-davor-ivo-stier-ministar-vanjskih-poslova---453970.html

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Political offices
Preceded by
Božo Petrov
First Deputy Prime Minister of Croatia
2016–2017
Succeeded by
Marija Pejčinović Burić
Preceded by
Miro Kovač
Minister of Foreign and European Affairs
2016–2017