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Neven Mimica

Neven Mimica
European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development
Taking office
1 November 2014
President Jean-Claude Juncker
Succeeding (International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response)
Andris Piebalgs (Development)
European Commissioner for Consumer Protection
In office
1 July 2013 – 1 November 2014
President José Manuel Barroso
Preceded by (Health and Consumer Policy)
Succeeded by Věra Jourová (Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality)
Minister of European Integration
In office
28 September 2001 – 23 December 2003
Prime Minister Ivica Račan
Preceded by Ivan Jakovčić
Succeeded by Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović
Personal details
Born (1953-10-12) 12 October 1953
Split, Yugoslavia
(now Croatia)
Political party Social Democratic Party
Alma mater University of Zagreb

Neven Mimica (pronounced ; 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.

Political career

Mimica graduated from 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 December 23, 2011 he was selected as a Deputy Prime Minister of the Croatian government, responsible for Internal, Foreign and European policy.

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.[1] 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.


  1. ^ EU Observer – Six Commissioners Head for EU Election Campaign Trail

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ivan Jakovčić
Minister of European Integration
Succeeded by
Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović
New office Croatian European Commissioner
Preceded by
Tonio Borg
as European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy
European Commissioner for Consumer Protection
Succeeded by
Věra Jourová
as European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
Preceded by
Kristalina Georgieva
as European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response
European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development
Preceded by
Andris Piebalgs
as European Commissioner for Development
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