Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (Croatia)

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Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs
Ministarstvo vanjskih i europskih poslova
Mvpei logo.jpg
Agency overview
Formed 31 May 1990
Jurisdiction Government of Croatia
Headquarters Trg Nikole Šubića Zrinskog 7–8, Zagreb, Croatia
Employees 670 (2015)[1]
Annual budget Decrease[2] HRK 613 million (2015)[3]
Minister responsible
Website www.mvpei.hr

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[edit]

Palace of the Ministry on Nikola Šubić Zrinski Square in Zagreb

Foreign affairs ministers[edit]

The 14th and current minister is Marija Pejčinović Burić, in office since 19 June 2017. 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.

# Minister Party Term start Term end Days
in office
1
Zdravko Mršić HDZ 31 May 1990 8 November 1990 161
2
Frane Vinko Golem HDZ 8 November 1990 3 May 1991 176
3
Davorin Rudolf HDZ 3 May 1991 31 July 1991 89
4
Zvonimir Šeparović HDZ 31 July 1991 27 May 1992 301
5
Zdenko Škrabalo HDZ 9 June 1992 28 May 1993 353
6
Mate Granić HDZ 28 May 1993 27 January 2000 2,435
7
Tonino Picula SDP 27 January 2000 22 December 2003 1,425
8
Miomir Žužul HDZ 23 December 2003 17 February 2005 422
9
Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović HDZ 17 February 2005 12 January 2008 1,059
10
Gordan Jandroković HDZ 13 January 2008 23 December 2011 1,440
11
Vesna Pusić[d] HNS 23 December 2011 22 January 2016 1,491
12
Miro Kovač HDZ 22 January 2016 19 October 2016 271
13
Davor Ivo Stier HDZ 19 October 2016 19 June 2017 243
14
Marija Pejčinović Burić HDZ 19 June 2017 490
Source: MVPEI.hr (in Croatian)

European integration ministers[edit]

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.

Minister Party Term start Term end Days
in office
Ljerka Mintas-Hodak[a] HDZ 3 April 1998 27 January 2000 664
Ivan Jakovčić[b] IDS 27 January 2000 21 June 2001 511
Neven Mimica SDP 28 September 2001 23 December 2003 816
Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović[c] HDZ 23 December 2003 16 February 2005 421

Notes[edit]

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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blažević, Robert (2015): Upravna znanost, p. 284. ISBN 9789538034039
    "...(on day 19. February 2015)."
  2. ^ http://www.mfin.hr/hr/drzavni-proracun-2014-godina
  3. ^ http://www.mfin.hr/hr/drzavni-proracun-2015-godina

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 45°48′36″N 15°58′45″E / 45.81000°N 15.97917°E / 45.81000; 15.97917