Gordan Jandroković

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Gordan Jandroković
Gordan Jandroković Senate of Poland.jpg
Member of the Croatian Parliament
Assumed office
22 December 2003
10th Minister of Foreign and European Affairs
In office
13 January 2008 – 23 December 2011
Prime Minister Ivo Sanader
Jadranka Kosor
Preceded by Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović
Succeeded by Vesna Pusić
Personal details
Born (1967-08-02) 2 August 1967 (age 49)
Bjelovar, Croatia
Nationality Croat
Political party Croatian Democratic Union
Spouse(s) Sonja Jandroković
Children 3
Alma mater University of Zagreb

Gordan Jandroković (born 2 August 1967) is a Croatian politician and diplomat currently serving as the Deputy Speaker of the Croatian Parliament. He is the former Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Croatia in the 2008/2011 period and the Vice-president of the Government in the 2010/2011 period.

Jandroković was born in Bjelovar. He graduated from the University of Zagreb Faculty of Civil Engineering in 1991, and obtained a diploma from the Faculty of Political Sciences in 1993.[1]

Jandroković was elected the Member of the Croatian Parliament for 5 consecutive times, in Croatian parliamentary elections in 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2016. During his parliamentary career Jandroković, among other functions, served as the Chairman of the Committee on the Economy, development and renovation from 2003 to 2004 and as the Chairman of the Foreign Policy Committee from 2004 to 2007. In the same period he served as the Chairman of the Delegation to the Croatia - EU Joint Parliamentary Committee. In the 7th term of the Croatian Parliament, from 2011 to 2015, Jandroković was the Deputy Chairman first of the European Integration Committee and then of the European Affairs Committee, founded upon Croatia’s entry into the European Union. He was elected the Chairman of the European Affairs Committee on 23 January 2016. Following the extraordinary parliamentary elections in September 2016, he was elected the Deputy Speaker of the Croatian Parliament on 14 October 2016.

As per a post-election agreement, set up in 2016, between the two parties in the governing coalition: the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) (led by Prime Minister Andrej Plenković) and the Bridge of Independent Lists (Most) (led by the current Speaker of the Parliament, Božo Petrov), Jandroković is presumably going to assume the speakership some time in 2018[2] (the middle of the current legislative term, due to end in 2020).