Furio Radin (born 1 June 1950) is a Croatian politician who is currently serving as a Member of the Croatian Parliament for the Italian national minority, an office he has held since 7 September 1992. He has also been the Chair of the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights and Rights of National Minorities since 2000, and one of the Deputy Speakers of the Parliament since 9 June 2017. Radin is the longest-serving Member of Parliament in Croatian history, with a service lasting 30 years, 188 days, as of 14 March 2023.

Furio Radin
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Member of the Croatian Parliament
for the Italian national minority
Assumed office
7 September 1992
President of the Parliament's Committee on Human Rights and Rights of National Minorities
Assumed office
2 February 2000
Preceded byMiroslav Kiš
Deputy Speaker of the Croatian Parliament
Assumed office
9 June 2017[1]
Preceded byIvan Vrdoljak
Personal details
Born (1950-06-01) 1 June 1950 (age 72)[2]
Pula, PR Croatia, FPR Yugoslavia
Political partyIndependent
Spouse(s)Jasna Petrović (div.)
Helena Štimac
  • Petra
  • Paola
RelativesFabrizio Radin (brother)
Alma materUniversity of Zagreb

Radin was first elected to the parliament in the 1992 election and was subsequently reelected to eight more terms, in the 1995, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015, 2016 and 2020 elections respectively. Although he is formally an independent, he has closely cooperated with the liberal regionalist Istrian Democratic Assembly party, in whose parliamentary club he also sits.

Early life and educationEdit

Furio Radin was born on 1 June 1950 in Pula, where he also attended elementary and high school. He earned a degree in psychology from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb and later gained a PhD in the same field of study. During his youth, he was active in the Croatian branch of the League of Communist Youth of Yugoslavia, where he was responsible for the scientific activity of young people.[3]

Political careerEdit

Radin was first elected to the Croatian Parliament in the 1992 parliamentary election, as a representative for the Italian national minority, and was reelected in the next seven elections. He did not actively campaign for the 2011 parliamentary election because he was the sole candidate. Between 1993 and 2001, he served as councillor in the Assembly of Istria County. Since 2000, Radin has presided over Parliament's Committee on Human Rights and Rights of National Minorities, having been elected to that function six times by 2017.[4][5]

Personal lifeEdit

Radin is married to sociologist Helena Štimac who is chairwoman of the Office for Gender Equality of the Croatian Government.[6] His wife was a member of the Croatian Social Liberal Party between 1990 and 1997, and of the Liberal Party, in which she served as a vice president, between 1997 and 2006.[5][7] The couple has no children. Furio Radin does, however, have two daughters, Petra and Paola, from his first marriage with Jasna Petrović. His brother Fabrizio, a member of the Istrian Democratic Assembly party, is the president of the Executive Committee of the Italian Union in Croatia and he was the Prefect of Istria County, from 6 July 2019 until 2021 elections. Fabrizio was previously also a three-time Deputy Mayor of Pula and the Deputy Prefect of Istria County, from 2017 until 2019.[8]


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  6. ^ "Imovinsko stanje dužnosnika - Helena Štimac Radin | Povjerenstvo za odlučivanje o sukobu interesa" (in Croatian). Sukobinteresa.hr. 2016-10-25. Retrieved 2017-06-30.
  7. ^ "Životopis - mr.sc. Helena Štimac Radin".
  8. ^ Ana Percan (2014-06-20). "VIDEO: Sandra Ćakić Kuhar i Fabrizio Radin IDS-ovi kandidati za zamjenike istarskog župana | TV Istra". Tvistra.hr. Retrieved 2017-06-30.