|4th Prime Minister of Croatia|
12 August 1992 – 3 April 1993
|Preceded by||Franjo Gregurić|
|Succeeded by||Nikica Valentić|
|1st, 3rd and 5th Chief of Staff of the Office of the President of Croatia|
15 April 1992 – 7 August 1992
|Preceded by||Office established|
|Succeeded by||Jure Radić|
12 October 1994 – 24 November 1995
|Preceded by||Jure Radić|
|Succeeded by||Ivo Sanader|
5 November 1996 – 1998
|Preceded by||Ivo Sanader|
|Succeeded by||Ivica Kostović|
17 February 1935|
Sušak, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
21 July 2017 (aged 82)|
Zagreb, Republic of Croatia
Croatian Democratic Union|
Šarinić had a business career in Paris, France. He is a dual citizen of both Croatia and of France, as he spent 24 years in France, from 1963 to 1987. After the first democratic elections in Croatia, he joined the government of Franjo Tuđman and became head of his personal office.
His cabinet, like all in Tuđman years, was less concerned with foreign policy and war and more with domestic issues. One of those issues was privatisation of state-owned companies. During his time many of the most controversial events of that process took place, including the now infamous takeover of Slobodna Dalmacija in early 1993.
By that time Croatian economy continued to decline, Šarinić himself became immensely unpopular and even his native Primorje-Gorski Kotar County rejected HDZ at local elections in February 1993. All that, together with escalating war in Bosnia-Herzegovina, led Tuđman to replace him with Nikica Valentić in April 1993.
Šarinić was not demoted, however. He continued to serve as Tuđman's close advisor and was, for a while, head of Croatian security services.
He remained in public spotlight because of his diplomatic missions and frequent negotiations with Slobodan Milošević. After one of those missions he created great deal of controversy by claiming that one of the results of former Yugoslav wars should be "little Greater Serbia".
In 1995, he was the government's official representative in the Erdut Agreement.
In 1998, Šarinić publicly criticized high-ranking HDZ politician Ivić Pašalić and – after Tuđman sided with Pašalić – resigned from his post. In 2000 he joined and was briefly active with the newly formed Democratic Centre.
- "Četvrta vlada" (in Croatian). Croatian Information-Documentation Referral Agency. Archived from the original on 2012-07-18. Retrieved 2010-12-10.
- "Hrvoje Šarinić". vecernji.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 14 December 2014.
- Biography Archived 2010-04-04 at the Wayback Machine.[better source needed] at Moljac.hr (in Croatian)