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Branimir Gvozdenović (born 1961) is a Montenegrin politician who has served as Deputy Prime Minister in the Government of Montenegro, Minister of Economic Development, Minister of Spatial Planning and Environment, and Minister of Sustainable Development and Tourism. Gvozdenović currently serves as the Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Montenegro.

Branimir Gvozdenović
Deputy Prime Minister of Montenegro
In office
July 2, 2001 – January 8, 2003
Prime MinisterFilip Vujanović
Deputy Prime Minister of Montenegro
In office
January 8, 2003 – November 10, 2006
Prime MinisterMilo Đukanović
Minister for Economic Development
In office
February 29, 2008 – June 9, 2009
Prime MinisterMilo Đukanović
Minister of Spatial Planning and Environment
In office
June 9, 2009 – 2010
Prime MinisterMilo Đukanović
Minister of Sustainable Development and Tourism
Assumed office
December 4, 2012
Prime MinisterMilo Đukanović
Personal details
Born1961 (age 57–58)
Bar, FPR Yugoslavia (now Bar, Montenegro)
Political partyDemocratic Party of Socialists of Montenegro
Spouse(s)Marijana Gvozdenović
ChildrenMarko, Marija
Alma materUniversity of Podgorica

Political careerEdit

Gvozdenović served three terms as Deputy Prime Minister,[1] beginning in 2003 as part of the cabinet of Prime Minister Filip Vujanović and then continuing for Prime Minister Milo Đukanović.

On February 29, 2008, Gvozdenović was appointed Minister for Economic Development.[2][3] He held that post until June 9, 2009, when he was appointed Minister of Spatial Planning and Environment.[4][5]

In 2010, Gvozdenović was the Political Director of the ruling Democratic Party of Socialists,[6] a post he held until December 4, 2012, when he was appointed Minister of Sustainable Development and Tourism.[7][8]

Personal lifeEdit

Gvozdenović has an electrical engineering degree from the University of Podgorica.[9] He is married to Marijana, and has 2 children: Marko and Marija.[10] He is the uncle of Canadian tennis player Milos Raonic.[11][12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Branimir Gvozdenovic, Deputy Prime Minister of Montenegro: MONTENEGRO A CHALLENGE TO INVESTORS". Government of Montenegro. June 17, 2003. Retrieved February 15, 2016.
  2. ^ "Press release: New Government elected". Government of Montenegro. February 29, 2008. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  3. ^ "Events sponsored by the U.S. - Montenegro Business Council". U.S. - Montenegro Business Council. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  4. ^ "Keynote Speech of Prime Minister designate Milo Djukanovic in the Montenegrin Parliament". Government of Montenegro. June 9, 2009. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  5. ^ "Montenegro pledges to fight climate change". Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe. October 30, 2009. Retrieved February 15, 2016.
  6. ^ "Politički direktor Demokratske partije socijalista Crne Gore" [Political Director of the Democratic Party of Socialists of Montenegro]. Democratic Party of Socialists of Montenegro. August 3, 2010. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  7. ^ "Montenegro's new government headed by Milo Đukanović gets voted in". Prime Minister of Montenegro. December 4, 2012. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  8. ^ "Branimir Gvozdenović, Minister of Sustainable Development and Tourism". Government of Montenegro. Retrieved February 15, 2016.
  9. ^ "Branimir Gvozdenovic". Mediterranean Basin Initiative. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  10. ^ "GDJE STUDIRAJU I ČIME SE BAVE DJECA CRNOGORSKIH FUNKCIONERA: Inostrane diplome, skupi život i privatni poslovi" [Where to Study and What Children Involved in Montenegro Officials: Foreign Diplomas, expensive life and private affairs]. Monitor Online. October 31, 2014. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  11. ^ "Canadian Raonic stuns Youzhny at Aussie Open". CBC Sports. The Canadian Press. January 22, 2011. Retrieved January 22, 2011.
  12. ^ Zwolinski, Mark (January 22, 2011). "Thornhill's Raonic piling up aces and upsets in Melbourne". Toronto Star. Retrieved March 10, 2016.