Friday, February 3, 2012

Zoran Milanović

Zoran Milanović ( born 30 October 1966) is a Croatian politician, leader of the centre-left Social Democratic Party of Croatia (SDP) and the current Prime Minister of Croatia, having taken office on December 23, 2011.

Early Life
His father Stipe and mother Gina have roots in Sinj. Zoran has a brother named Krešimir. He attended the Center for Management and Judiciary (an elite high-school). By his own admission, he was very lively and prone to fighting. In 1986, he entered the University of Zagreb in Judiciary. Apart from his native Croatian, he speaks English, French and Russian.

After college, he became an intern at the Croatian Trade Court, and in 1993 got a job in the Croatian Foreign Ministry, being accepted by future political rival Ivo Sanader. A year later, he went to Nagorno-Karabakh as part of a United Nations peace mission.

In 1994, he married Sanja Musić with whom he later had two sons, Ante and Marko. In 1996, he became an advisor at Croatian mission to the European Union and NATO at Brussels. He returned to the Foreign Ministry in 1999, at the end of his mandate.

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