Goran Bogdanović (politician)
|Minister for Kosovo and Metohija|
7 July 2008 – 27 July 2012
|Preceded by||Slobodan Samardžić|
|Succeeded by||Post abolished|
|Born||2 February 1963|
Raška, SFR Yugoslavia
|Political party||New Democratic Party (2014–present)|
Democratic Party (2000–2014)
Early years and education
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". In June 2012, he was banned from entering Kosovo for trying to enter "illegally".
Notes and references
|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.|
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- "Kosovo police expel Serbia's Bogdanovic". SETimes.com. 14 January 2010. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
- "Serbian minister banned from entering Kosovo". B92 English. 28 June 2012. Retrieved 11 January 2015.