Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (Croatia)
|Ministarstvo vanjskih i europskih poslova|
|Formed||31 May 1990|
|Jurisdiction||Government of Croatia|
|Headquarters||Trg Nikole Šubića Zrinskog 7–8, Zagreb, Croatia|
|Annual budget|| HRK 613 million (2015)|
The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of Croatia (Croatian: Ministarstvo vanjskih i europskih poslova or MVEP) is the ministry in the Government of Croatia which is responsible for the country's foreign relations, its diplomatic missions and relations to international organisations, especially the European Union.
List of ministers
Foreign affairs ministers
The 15th and current minister is Gordan Grlić-Radman, in office since 22 July 2019. The longest serving minister was Mate Granić (1993–2000), under Prime Ministers Nikica Valentić and Zlatko Mateša, and the shortest serving was Davorin Rudolf who held the post for three months between May 1991 to July 1991 under Prime Minister Josip Manolić.
|No.||Portrait||Minister of Foreign Affairs||Took office||Left office||Time in office||Party||Cabinet|
|31 May 1990||8 November 1990||161 days||HDZ||Mesić|
|2||Frane Vinko Golem|
|8 November 1990||3 May 1991||176 days||HDZ||Manolić|
|3 May 1991||31 July 1991||89 days||HDZ||Manolić|
|31 July 1991||27 May 1992||301 days||HDZ||Gregurić|
|9 June 1992||28 May 1993||353 days||HDZ||Gregurić|
|28 May 1993||27 January 2000||6 years, 244 days||HDZ||Valentić|
|27 January 2000||22 December 2003||3 years, 329 days||SDP||Račan I–II|
|23 December 2003||17 February 2005||1 year, 56 days||HDZ||Sanader I|
|17 February 2005||12 January 2008||2 years, 329 days||HDZ||Sanader I|
|13 January 2008||23 December 2011||3 years, 344 days||HDZ||Sanader II|
|23 December 2011||22 January 2016||4 years, 30 days||HNS||Milanović|
|22 January 2016||19 October 2016||271 days||HDZ||Orešković|
|13||Davor Ivo Stier*|
|19 October 2016||19 June 2017||243 days||HDZ||Plenković I|
|14||Marija Pejčinović Burić*|
|19 June 2017||22 July 2019||2 years, 33 days||HDZ||Plenković I|
|22 July 2019||Incumbent||2 years, 306 days||HDZ||Plenković I–II|
- Source: MVPEI.hr (in Croatian)
(*) Ministers of Foreign Affairs who held the post of Deputy Prime Minister of Croatia while in office.
European integration ministers
The Ministry for European Integration was a short-lived ministry which was established during Prime Minister Ivica Račan in 2000. It grew out of the Government Office for European Integration and was later merged with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in 2005 under Prime Minister Ivo Sanader. The ministry was charged with overseeing the changes to the legislation needed to comply with the community acquis in preparation and during the Accession of Croatia to the European Union.
|No.||Portrait||Minister for European Integration||Took office||Left office||Time in office||Party||Cabinet|
|3 April 1998||27 January 2000||1 year, 299 days||HDZ||Mateša|
|27 January 2000||21 June 2001||1 year, 145 days||IDS||Račan I|
|28 September 2001||23 December 2003||2 years, 86 days||SDP||Račan I–II|
|23 December 2003||16 February 2005||1 year, 55 days||HDZ||Sanader I|
(*) Ministers for European Integration who held the post of Deputy Prime Minister of Croatia while in office.
- a. ^ Unofficial minister. Mintas-Hodak was head of the Government Office for European Integration (Croatian: Ured za europske integracije) established in 1998.
- b. ^ Jakovčić was appointed first head of the newly formed Ministry for European Integration in 2000 in the Cabinet of Ivica Račan I. The ministry was created out of the former Government Office for European Integration.
- c. ^ Grabar-Kitarović was appointed European integration minister in 2003 in the Cabinet of Ivo Sanader I. On 16 February 2005 the Ministry for European Integration was merged with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Grabar-Kitarović took over as head of the merged ministry.
- d. ^ Pusić was appointed to the post of Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, as the ministry was renamed in 2011 in the Cabinet of Zoran Milanović.