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Minister Without Portfolio
A MINISTER WITHOUT PORTFOLIO is either a government minister with no specific responsibilities or a minister who does not head a particular ministry . The sinecure is particularly common in countries ruled by coalition governments and a cabinet with decision-making authority wherein a minister without portfolio, while he or she may not head any particular office or ministry, still receives a ministerial salary and has the right to cast a vote in cabinet decisions. In some countries where the executive branch is not composed of a coalition of parties and, more often, in countries with purely presidential systems of government, such as the United States, the position (or an equivalent position) of minister without portfolio is uncommon
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Damir Polančec
DAMIR POLANčEC (born 25 June 1967) is a Croatian politician. Polančec served as the Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship in the Croatian Government of Ivo Sanader and later Jadranka Kosor between 2003 and 2009. On 30 October 2009, Polančec resigned citing a need to avoid damaging the Government and the party (Croatian Democratic Union , HDZ) due to accusations leveled at him for his involvement in the mismanagement of Podravka . On 30 March 2010, Polančec was apprehended by the police and questioned by USKOK , regarding his involvement in certain financial transactions between Podravka, MOL Group and OTP Bank . The County Court in Zagreb authorized a longer detention for Polančec and also blocked his estates, at the request of USKOK
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Đurđa Adlešić
ĐURđA ADLEšIč (also ĐURđA ADLEšIć; born August 9, 1960 in Bjelovar , Croatia
Croatia
) is a former Croatian politician and former leader of center-right Croatian Social Liberal Party
Croatian Social Liberal Party
. Adlešić entered politics in 1990 and was one of the founders of Croatian Social Liberal Party
Croatian Social Liberal Party
in her hometown. She became an MP in 1995. In 2000, she won her second term and became the vice-president of the party. In 2001 she became the mayor of Bjelovar. In 2003 she won her third term in the Parliament, and was reelected as mayor in 2005. She served as the president of the Croatian Social Liberal party from 2006 to 2009. In 2011, Adlešič retired from politics
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Slobodan Uzelac
SLOBODAN UZELAC, Ph.D., (Serbian : Слободан Узелац, born in Kakma on August 9, 1947 ) who served as Deputy Prime Minister of Croatia for Regional Development, Reconstruction and Return in the Second cabinet of Prime Minister Ivo Sanader and his successor in that position Jadranka Kosor . He is the first member of the Serb minority in Croatia to hold a cabinet position since the first Croatian multi-party elections were held in 1990 . He offered his resignation in March 2008, after the Croatian Government recognized Kosovo's declaration of independence However, Prime Minister Ivo Sanader did not accept his resignation, and the Independent Democratic Serb Party subsequently decided against withdrawing its member from the government. Slobodan Uzelac received his Ph.D. in medicine from the University of Belgrade (Belgrade Medical School ) in 1981. He was a guest lecturer at the Penn State University in 2001
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Tomislav Karamarko
TOMISLAV KARAMARKO (pronounced ; born 25 May 1959) is a Croatian politician who served as the First Deputy Prime Minister of Croatia from January until June 2016. He served in the Cabinet of Jadranka Kosor as Minister of Interior from 2008 to 2011. CONTENTS * 1 Career * 2 Early life * 3 Political career * 3.1 Motion of no confidence * 4 References * 4.1 Notes * 4.2 News reports * 5 External links CAREERKaramarko joined the Croatian Democratic Union in 1989 and in June 1991 he was named Chief of Cabinet of Josip Manolić , Prime Minister of Croatia. He continued to serve as Chief of Cabinet for Manolić's successor, Franjo Gregurić until September 1992 when he became Chief of Cabinet of the Speaker of the Croatian Parliament , Stjepan Mesić . A year later he became Director of the Zagreb Police Administration and in 1996 he was named Assistant Interior Minister. In 1998 he also became secretary of the Croatian Automobile Club
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Goran Granić
GORAN GRANIć (born 18 April 1950 ) is a former Croatian centre-left politician who was the deputy prime minister from 2000 to 2002. Granić was born in Baška Voda . He graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Zagreb in 1972, obtaining a Ph.D. from the same faculty in 1979. From 1973 to 1978 he worked as a researcher at the Energy Institute in Zagreb. After the first democratic elections in 1990, Granić became the first director of Hrvatska elektroprivreda , the national power company of Croatia. From 1992 to 1995, Granić served as a member of the Croatian Parliament. From 1995-1996, Granić was selected as mayor of Zagreb by his party that won the local elections. However, the president, Franjo Tuđman did not allow him to proceed with his duties as mayor, leading to the Zagreb Crisis : Zagreb's local government would go on to place four other mayors from the party, each of which was blocked by Tuđman
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Slavko Linić
SLAVKO LINIć (born 19 September 1949) is a Croatian politician and economist. He's a graduate of the Faculty of Economics on the University of Rijeka
Rijeka
. From 1990 to 2000 he was the Mayor of Rijeka
Rijeka
. From 2000 to 2003 he served as Deputy Prime Minister under Ivica Račan . From December 23, 2011 to May 6, 2014, he has been the Minister of Finance in the centre left Government of Zoran Milanović
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Ivan Milas
IVAN MILAS (18 October 1939 – 29 July 2011) was a Croatian lawyer and politician. Milas was born in the village of Zmijavci near Imotski in Zagora , and graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Zagreb . Milas was close to Marko Veselica and was active in the Croatian Spring in the early 1970s. In 1972, the authorities of communist Yugoslavia charged Milas with "actions against the state", arrested and spent six months in jail awaiting trial. He was released to prepare his defense, and subsequently fled to Austria where he received the status of a refugee. Yugoslavia sought his apprehension, which Austrian courts denied. He was tried in absentia in Yugoslavia and received a two-and-a-half-year prison sentence. In 1988 Milas met the Croatian historian and politician Franjo Tuđman and in August 1989 joined his newly formed Croatian Democratic Union
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Vladimir Šeks
VLADIMIR ŠEKS (born 1 January 1943) is a Croatian lawyer and Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) politician. He has been a representative in the Croatian Parliament since the nation's independence, and has held the posts of the Speaker of the Parliament as well as Deputy Prime Minister of the Government. He graduated from the Law Faculty in Zagreb in 1966. From 1972-81 he worked as a lawyer until his arrest for "anti-state actions" against communist Yugoslavia. He served 13 months in the prison at Stara Gradiška . Later, he was an attorney for dissidents, including the "Belgrade Six " (1984–85). In 1990, Šeks was one of the founders of the Osijek branch of the Croatian Democratic Union . In 1991, he was one of the main drafters of the Constitution of Croatia . In 1992, he was named the State Prosecutor of the Republic of Croatia. He was a deputy of the President of the Government of Croatia under Hrvoje Šarinić and Nikica Valentić from 1992-95
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Ivica Kostović
IVICA KOSTOVIć (born 7 June 1943) is a Croatian politician and physician. He was born in Zagreb . After receiving a degree in medicine in 1967 at the University of Zagreb , he worked in the Institute for Anatomy Drago Perović at the School of Medicine, where founded and headed the Department of Neuroanatomy in 1987. He also founded the Croatian Institute for Brain Research in 1990, where he established the Department of Neuroscience. He has served as the Director of the Institute since 2000. He is a professor of the Zagreb School of Medicine , also serving as the dean of faculty in the period 1992–93. He teaches as a professor at the University of Amsterdam . He has published a number of discoveries in the field of neurobiology and developmental neuroanatomy of the cerebral cortex . He was the Head of the Information Department at the Ministry of Health (1991-1993), Deputy Prime Minister for Social Affairs (1993–95) and of Humanitarian Affairs (1995–98)
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Željka Antunović
ŽELJKA ANTUNOVIć (Croatian pronunciation: ) (born 15 September 1955 ) is a former Croatian centre-left politician and the deputy president of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), the largest opposition party in Croatia. She also served as the 9th Minister of Defence from 2002 until 2003. She was the first and to date only female holder of the office. Antunović was born in Virovitica , SFR Yugoslavia (present-day Republic of Croatia ) She entered the political scene in 1990 when she joined the Social Democrats of Croatia (SDH), a centre-left party - formed after establishment of democracy across Yugoslavia - and originally a major rival of the SDP, who had in turn recently succeeded the League of Communists of Croatia . However, following disastrous results of the SDH in parliamentary elections, the party accepted the SDP's offer of unification, which occurred in 1994. Antunović, together with Antun Vujić , gradually rose through the ranks of SDP
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Božo Petrov
BOžO PETROV (Croatian pronunciation: ; born 16 October 1979) is a Croatian politician and psychiatrist who served as the 11th Speaker of the Croatian Parliament
Croatian Parliament
sin ce independence from 14 October 2016 until 4 May 2017. Petrov previously served as the mayor of Metković and Deputy Prime Minister in the Cabinet of Tihomir Orešković from 22 January 2016 until his election as Speaker in October 2016. Since 2012 he is the president of the Bridge of Independent Lists
Bridge of Independent Lists
party. Petrov resigned his position as Speaker of Parliament on 4 May 2017 amidst a government and parliamentary crisis
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World War I
Allied victory * Central Powers ' victory on the Eastern Front nullified by defeat on the Western Front * Fall of the German , Russian , Ottoman , and Austro-Hungarian empires * Russian Civil War and foundation of Soviet Union
Soviet Union
* Formation of new countries in Europe
Europe
and the Middle East * Transfer of German colonies and regions of the former Ottoman Empire to other powers * Establishment of the League of Nations
League of Nations
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Anker Jørgensen
ANKER HENRIK JøRGENSEN (13 July 1922 – 20 March 2016) was a Danish politician who served at various times as Prime Minister
Prime Minister
and Foreign Minister of Denmark. Between 1972 and 1982 he led five cabinets as Prime Minister. Jørgensen was President of the Nordic Council
Nordic Council
in 1986 and 1991. He led or represented the Social Democratic Party for well over 30 years. His legacy is ambivalent
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Anders Fogh Rasmussen
ANDERS FOGH RASMUSSEN (Danish pronunciation: ( listen ); born 26 January 1953) is a Danish politician who was the 39th Prime Minister of Denmark
Denmark
from November 2001 to April 2009 and the 12th Secretary General of NATO
NATO
from August 2009 to October 2014. He is now Chairman of political consultancy Rasmussen Global. Rasmussen was first elected to the Folketing
Folketing
in 1978 and served in various ministerial positions, including Minister of Tax (1987–1992) and Minister of Economic Affairs (1990–1992). In his early career, Rasmussen was a strident critic of the welfare state , writing the classical liberal book From Social State to Minimal State in 1993. However, through the 1990s, his views moved towards the political centre
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Bertel Haarder
BERTEL GEISMAR HAARDER (born 7 September 1944) is the Danish Minister for Culture and Church . He is one of the longest serving ministers in Danish history and if he continues serving as a minister until April 21, 2018, he will be the longest serving minister ever. He represents Venstre , a Danish centre-right party . From November 2001 to February 2005 he was Minister for Refugees, Immigrants and Integration in the Cabinet of Anders Fogh Rasmussen I , and enacted a policy of tough measures designed to limit the number of immigrants coming to Denmark. From February 2005 until February 2010 Haarder was once more the Education Minister in the Cabinet of Anders Fogh Rasmussen II
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