Goran Bogdanović (politician)


Goran Bogdanović (Serbian Cyrillic: Горан Богдановић) is a Serbian politician who served as the Minister for Kosovo and Metohija[a][1] in the Cabinet of Mirko Cvetković from 2008 to 2012.

Goran Bogdanović

Горан Богдановић
Minister for Kosovo and Metohija
In office
7 July 2008  27 July 2012
Preceded bySlobodan Samardžić
Succeeded byPost abolished
Personal details
Born (1963-02-02) 2 February 1963 (age 58)
Raška, SFR Yugoslavia
NationalitySerbian
Political partyNew Democratic Party (2014–present)
Democratic Party (2000–2014)

Early years and education


He was born in 1963 in Raška and holds a degree from the University of Belgrade Faculty of Agriculture.

Professional career


From 1992 to 1996, he was manager of JUKO in Srbica. Afterwards held the position of as state agricultural inspector until 2002, before becoming Minister of Agriculture of Kosovo and Metohija and later on resuming the position of state agricultural inspector.

Bogdanović has been a member of the Demokratska Stranka since 2000 and leads the Party provincial committee. He was elected MP to the National Assembly of Serbia on 21 January 2007. On 7 July 2008, he was named Minister for Kosovo and Metohija. On 13 January 2010, he was stopped and then escorted by Kosovo Police to the Kosovo-Serbia border at Merdare, for "illegal political activities".[2] In June 2012, he was banned from entering Kosovo for trying to enter "illegally".[3]

Personal life


Bogdanović is married with two sons. He speaks Russian, English and his native Serbian.

Notes and references


Notes:

a.   ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008. Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the 2013 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo is currently (this note self-updates) recognized as an independent state by 98 out of the 193 United Nations member states. In total, 113 UN member states recognized Kosovo at some point, of which 15 later withdrew their recognition.

References:

  1. "Kosovo-Serbia border clash leaves several hurt". BBC News. 27 September 2011. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  2. "Kosovo police expel Serbia's Bogdanovic". SETimes.com. 14 January 2010. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  3. "Serbian minister banned from entering Kosovo". B92 English. 28 June 2012. Retrieved 11 January 2015.

See also