Martina Dalić

Martina Dalić (pronounced [martǐːna dǎːlitɕ]; née Štimac; born 12 November 1967) is a Croatian economist and finance official who was a Deputy Prime Minister of Croatia and Minister of Economy, Small and Medium Entrepreneurship and Crafts in the Cabinet of Andrej Plenković.

Martina Dalić
Deputy Prime Minister
In office
19 October 2016 – 14 May 2018
Serving with Damir Krstičević, Predrag Štromar and Marija Pejčinović Burić (from 19 July 2017)
Prime MinisterAndrej Plenković
Preceded byBožo Petrov
Succeeded byDarko Horvat
Minister of Economy, Small and Medium Entrepreneurship and Crafts[1]
In office
19 October 2016 – 14 May 2018
Prime MinisterAndrej Plenković
Preceded byTomislav Panenić (Economy)
Darko Horvat (Entrepreneurship and Crafts)
8th Minister of Finance of Croatia
In office
29 December 2010 – 23 December 2011
Prime MinisterJadranka Kosor
Preceded byIvan Šuker
Succeeded bySlavko Linić
Personal details
Martina Štimac[2]

(1967-11-12) 12 November 1967 (age 55)
Velika Gorica, SR Croatia, Yugoslavia
Political partyCroatian Democratic Union
Niko Dalić[3]
(m. 1992)
Alma materUniversity of Zagreb

She was the first female Minister of Economy in Croatia (excluding Tamara Obradović-Mazal's two-day acting tenure in 2012). She was previously Croatia's first and to date only female Minister of Finance from 29 December 2010 to 23 December 2011 in the Cabinet of Jadranka Kosor. She is a member of the centre-right Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) and resides in Zagreb.[4]

Early life and educationEdit

Born Martina Štimac in Velika Gorica to a father from Letovanić and a mother from Vrlika,[3] Dalić graduated from the University of Zagreb Faculty of Economics and Business in 1990.


Dalić was hired by the Croatian finance ministry in 1995 as the head of the macroeconomic forecasting department under Finance Minister Božo Prka.[2] In 1997, she became assistant minister. In 2000, she left the public sector and was employed at Privredna banka Zagreb as chief economist.[2]

After HDZ returned to power following the 2003 election, Dalić returned to the ministry in 2004 and worked at the Central State Strategy Office (Središnji državni ured za strategiju)[2] and was the country's chief negotiator in matters pertaining to financial legislation during Croatia's European Union accession negotiations.

On 22 September 2014, Dalić left HDZ because she believed that the party did not offer a program that would bring Croatia out of the economic crisis. In an open letter she wrote: "Croatia can't handle another unprepared government which deals with itself and only stays on the surface of the problem. For me further participation in such party is impossible because I am now totally convinced that things won't change. HDZ doesn't have enough power or determination to step outside of established political patterns which reduce on a mere repetition that current Government is incompetent, on political criticism day by day and on the constant dealing with the past. The economic team of the HDZ has no coordination, no leadership, no clear direction and specific addressing the real causes of this protracted Croatian crisis."[5]

Dalić resigned as a minister in the Cabinet of Andrej Plenković in May 2018.[6]

Other activitiesEdit


  1. ^ "Tko je Martina Dalić - kandidatkinja za ministricu gospodarstva, maloga i srednjega poduzetništva i obrta?". 19 October 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d "Martina Dalić – napustila državnu službu da se vrati kao ministrica?". (in Croatian). 29 December 2010. Archived from the original on 1 January 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2011.
  3. ^ a b c "NAJMOĆNIJI PAR HRVATSKE OD ČIJIH PLAĆA ĆE VAM SE ZAVRTJETI U GLAVI: Dalići se drže zajedno već tri duga desetljeća..." (in Croatian). 2022-01-18. Retrieved 2022-07-06.
  4. ^ "Minister of Finance, Mrs Martina Dalić, M.Sc". Republic of Croatia Ministry of Finance. Retrieved 5 January 2011.
  5. ^ "Martina Dalić napustila HDZ: "Nisu sposobni Hrvatsku izvesti iz krize"".
  6. ^ "Croatia's Deputy PM Dalic resigns over Agrokor role". Reuters. 14 May 2018. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  7. ^ 2011 Annual Report European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

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