Ivica Kirin

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Ivica Kirin
Minister of the Interior
In office
17 February 2005 – 2 January 2008
Prime Minister Ivo Sanader
Preceded by Marijan Mlinarić
Succeeded by Berislav Rončević
Personal details
Born (1970-06-14) 14 June 1970 (age 48)
Virovitica, Yugoslavia
Political party Croatian Democratic Union
Alma mater University of Zagreb

Ivica Kirin[pronunciation?] (born 14 June 1970) is a Croatian politician who was the Interior Minister of Croatia from 2005 to 2007.

He resigned as Interior Minister on 29 December 2007 after being pictured with Mladen Markač on a boar hunt. Markač was on parole from the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and was not permitted to leave his house as a condition of his parole. Kirin, as Interior Minister, was responsible for ensuring Markač fulfilled his parole conditions.[1]


Kirin received his degree in Geotechnical engineering from the Geotechnical Engineering Faculty in Varaždin in 1994. He went on to work for a geotechnical engineering firm the following year.

Kirin is a member of the Croatian Democratic Union party and became Mayor of Virovitica after local elections in 2003. In July 2005 he became Interior Minister and was the youngest member of Ivo Sanader's cabinet.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ "Croatia minister goes in hunt row". BBC News. 2007-12-29. Retrieved 2007-12-29.
  2. ^ "Croatian interior minister quits over hunting trip with war crimes suspect". International Herald Tribune. 2007-12-29. Retrieved 2007-12-29.
  3. ^ "With "Kiro" vs "Jubito", politics enters a new era". Southeast European Times. 2007-06-28. Retrieved 2007-12-29.
  4. ^ "Croatian parliament appoints new interior minister". HighBeam Research. Associated Press. 2007-07-12. Retrieved 2007-12-29.

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