|European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development|
1 November 2014
|Succeeding||Kristalina Georgieva (International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response)
Andris Piebalgs (Development)
|European Commissioner for Consumer Protection|
1 July 2013 – 1 November 2014
|President||José Manuel Barroso|
|Preceded by||Tonio Borg (Health and Consumer Policy)|
|Succeeded by||Věra Jourová (Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality)|
|Minister of European Integration|
28 September 2001 – 23 December 2003
|Prime Minister||Ivica Račan|
|Preceded by||Ivan Jakovčić|
|Succeeded by||Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović|
12 October 1953 |
|Political party||Social Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||University of Zagreb|
Neven Mimica (pronounced [nêʋen mîmit͡sa]; born 12 October 1953) is a Croatian politician and diplomat who serves as European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development in the Juncker Commission since 1 November 2014.
Mimica graduated from the University of Zagreb Faculty of Economics in 1976. Between 1979 and 1997 he held positions in various governmental bodies related to foreign relations and foreign trade policies, including several counselling positions at embassies in Cairo and Ankara. In 1997 he was appointed assistant to the Croatian Minister of Economy and served as Croatia's chief negotiator during the country's accession to the World Trade Organization and the European Union Association Agreement. In September 2001 he became Minister of European Integration under Prime Minister Ivica Račan, position he held until December 2003.
He was elected to the Croatian Parliament in 2003 as a representative of the Social Democratic Party, and again in 2007. Since January 2008 he serves as deputy speaker of the Croatian parliament and is also the chairman of the parliament's committee for European integration.
On July 1, 2013 he became European Commissioner for Consumer Protection in the European Commission. László Andor was Acting Commissioner in his stead, from 19 April 2014 – 25 May 2014 while he was on electoral campaign leave for the 2014 elections to the European Parliament. He ultimately decided to not take up his seat.
As of November 1, 2014 he is European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development in Juncker Commission.
Neven Mimica is a member of the Leadership Council of Compact2025, a partnership that develops and disseminates evidence-based advice to politicians and other decision-makers aimed at ending hunger and undernutrition in the coming 10 years.
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|New office||Croatian European Commissioner
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as European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
as European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response
|European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development
as European Commissioner for Development