Date and place of birth
April 8, 1970, Zagreb, Croatia
2011-2012 Member of Parliament - for the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) – elected in the 7th Constituency
Duties in the Croatian Parliament
- Chairman of the Croatian Parliament's Delegation to the Joint Parliamentary Committee Croatia - European Union
- Member of the Foreign Policy Committee
- Member of the European Integration Committee
- Member of the Judiciary Committee
- Member of the Environmental Protection Committee
- Member of the Inter-parliamentary Co-operation Committee
- Alternate member of the Delegation of the Croatian Parliament to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration:
2010-2011 State Secretary for European Integration, Zagreb
2010-2011 Co-Chairman of the Stabilisation and Association Committee
2010-2011 National Coordinator for the EU Strategy for the Danube Region
2010-2011 Co-Chairman of the Permanent Croatian - Bavarian Commission
2010-2011 Co-Chairman of the Mixed Croatia - Baden - Württemberg Commission
2010-2011 Co-Chairman of the Joint Croatia - Flanders Commission
2010-2011 Chairman of the Organising Committee for the Croatia Summit
2010-2011 Board Member of the National Foundation for Civil Society Development
2005-2010 Deputy Ambassador, Minister - Plenipotentiary, Embassy of Croatia in France, Paris
2002-2005 Deputy Head of Mission, Minister - Counsellor, Mission of Croatia to the European Union, Brussels
1997-2001 Head of the Department for European Integration, Ministry of Foreign
2000-2001 Member of the Croatian Government's Negotiating Team for the
Stabilisation and Association Agreement, Head of the Working Group for Political Matters
2000-2001 National Co-ordinator for the Central European Initiative
1999-2000 Coordinated Croatia's chairmanship of the Working Community of the Danube Region
1999-2000 Minister’s Adviser for EU affairs, Diplomatic Counsellor
1996-1997 Department for Analysis, First Secretary
1995–1996 Head of the Office of the Deputy Minister, Second Secretary
1994–1995 Department for European Integration, Expert Advisor, Third Secretary
2002 Master of International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb
1996 Diplomatic training at the Diplomatic Academy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1993 Bachelor of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb Exams
2002 Bar Exam, Ministry of Justice
1999 Diplomatic Counsellor Exam, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1997 Civil Service Exam, Ministry of Administration
Active knowledge of English, French and Italian
Working knowledge of German
Held lectures at the Zagreb Faculty of Law, Diplomatic Academy, European Movement, various faculties, institutions, foundations, non-governmental organizations and other forums in Croatia, Belgium, France, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Spain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sweden and Monaco on the topics of Croatia - EU relations, development of the EU Common Foreign and Security Policy, regional cooperation, Croatia’s foreign policy, etc.
Published several articles on Croatia - EU relations and the EU Common Foreign and Security Policy.
During 2010 – 2012 period conducted and actively contributed to the implementation of the Communication Strategy for Croatia’s Accession to the EU; held over 100 lectures and public appearances on the topic of Croatia - EU relations in the context of preparations for the successful referendum on EU membership; gave numerous interviews for national and international print and electronic media.
In the course of the diplomatic career participated in specialist seminars and programmes on International and European Law, Foreign Policy and International Relations as well as Management, such as:
Bruxelles - Université Libre de Bruxelles;
Prague - Central European University;
Florence - Academy of European Law;
Maastricht - European Institute of Public Administration;
London - London School of Economics;
Bruges - College of Europe;
Paris - Quai d'Orsay - "Programme - personalités d'avenir";
London - Wilton Park;
Athens - ELIAMEP;
Paris - EU Institute for Security Studies;
Boston/Cambridge - Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Stagiaire in the European Parliament - European People’s Party - Robert Schuman Foundation - 1993.
Member of the ELSA Lawyers Society (ELS), first president of ELSA Croatia and president of ELSA International - 1993.
Interpreter for the European Union Monitoring Mission (ECMM) in Croatia during 1991 - 1992.