Milan Brglez

Milan Brglez (Slovene pronunciation: [ˈmíːlam ˈbə́ɾɡlɛs];[1] born 1 September 1967[2]) is a Slovenian political scientist, politician, and the former Speaker of the National Assembly of Slovenia.[3] He has been serving as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) since 2019. He is a member of the Social Democrats, part of the Party of European Socialists.[4]

Milan Brglez
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Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
July 2019
Speaker of the National Assembly of Slovenia
In office
1 August 2014 – 22 June 2018
Preceded byJanko Veber
Succeeded byMatej Tonin
Personal details
Born (1967-09-01) 1 September 1967 (age 53)
Ljubljana, SR Slovenia, Yugoslavia
Political partySocialni demokrati (2018–present)
Other political
affiliations
Modern Centre Party (2014–2018)
Alma materUniversity of Ljubljana
ProfessionPolitical science

EducationEdit

Brglez graduated in political science at the Faculty of Social, Political Sciences and Journalism, University of Ljubljana, and completed his master's degree in international law at the Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana. He obtained his PhD in international relations, specialising in theory of international relations with thesis entitled “The Meaning of Non-Positivist Epistemological and Realist Ontological Assumptions for Theorising International Relations and International Relations Research Methodologies”.[5]

Career in academiaEdit

In 1992, Brglez started his work at the Faculty of Social, Political Sciences and Journalism as teaching assistant at the Chair of International Relations covering courses of Politics of International Law, Diplomatic and Consular Relations, and International Relations. In 2007, he became assistant professor and course holder of Diplomatic and Consular Relations, Theory of International Relations, Selected Issues of International Law, Selected Issues of Diplomatic Law, and European Protection of Human Rights. In 2008, he took the position as head of the Department for International Relations at the Faculty of Social Sciences (University of Ljubljana).[6]

Political careerEdit

Career in national politicsEdit

In 2014, Brglez entered national politics when he joined the newly established Party of Miro Cerar (SMC, in 2015 renamed to Modern Centre Party). He served as vice president of the party. At the parliamentary election in July 2014, Brglez was elected to the National Assembly, where SMC won plurality with 36 out of 90 seats. On the 1st of August, he was elected as the Speaker of the National Assembly, thus succeeding Janko Veber of the Social Democrats.[7]

In the 2018 election Brglez was re-elected to the National Assembly with the SMC party. However following some disagreements with party officials, Brglez announced on the 26th of June 2018, that he had been expelled from the party.[8] The official decision on his exclusion has still not been given to date. In November 2018, he joined the Social Democrats.[9]

From 2018 to 2019 he was Deputy Chair of the Committee on European Union Affairs and a member of the Committee of Foreign Policy and Committee on Education, Science, Sport and Youth.[10]

Member of the European Parliament, 2019–presentEdit

Following the 2019 European election in May 2019, Brglez became a Member of the European Parliament from Slovenia on the list of Social Democrats. He is a member of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, and substitute member of the committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.[11] In addition to his committee assignments, he is part of the European Parliament Intergroup on LGBT Rights.[12]

Honors and achievementsEdit

  • Prešeren Award from the Faculty of Social, Political Sciences and Journalism for undergraduate thesis titled Immunities and Privileges in Modern Diplomatic and Consular Law: A Comparative Analysis.
  • Zore Award for master thesis titled The Codification of Contemporary Diplomatic Law.
  • Best 2006 PhD thesis award of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana.
  • (Co)author of 11 scientific papers, five chapters in monographs and four scientific monographs.
  • (Co)supervisor of doctoral students, master's degree students and over hundred undergraduate students.
  • Member of the Strategic Council for Foreign Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Vice-President of the Slovenian Red Cross.
  • President of the Slovenian Chess Association.[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Slovenski pravopis 2001: Milan". "Slovenski pravopis 2001: Brglez".
  2. ^ "Milan Brglez je novi predsednik državnega zbora (foto in video) | Slovenija - Planet". Siol.net. Retrieved 2014-08-03.
  3. ^ "Portal DZ - Former Presidents of the National Assembly".
  4. ^ "Home | Milan BRGLEZ | MEPs | European Parliament". Retrieved 2020-02-26.
  5. ^ "Curriculum vitae | Milan BRGLEZ | MEPs | European Parliament". www.europarl.europa.eu. Retrieved 2020-02-26.
  6. ^ "Curriculum vitae | Milan BRGLEZ | MEPs | European Parliament". www.europarl.europa.eu. Retrieved 2020-02-26.
  7. ^ "Podpredsednika SMC Brglez in Kustec Lipicerjeva". Finance.si (in Slovenian). Retrieved 2020-02-26.
  8. ^ "Izvršni odbor SMC-ja Milana Brgleza izključil iz stranke". RTVSLO.si (in Slovenian). Retrieved 2020-02-26.
  9. ^ "Milan Brglez prestopil v poslansko skupino SD-ja". RTVSLO.si (in Slovenian). Retrieved 2020-02-26.
  10. ^ "Curriculum vitae | Milan BRGLEZ | MEPs | European Parliament". www.europarl.europa.eu. Retrieved 2020-02-26.
  11. ^ "Home | Milan BRGLEZ | MEPs | European Parliament". www.europarl.europa.eu. Retrieved 2020-02-26.
  12. ^ Members European Parliament Intergroup on LGBTI Rights.
  13. ^ "Curriculum vitae | Milan BRGLEZ | MEPs | European Parliament". www.europarl.europa.eu. Retrieved 2020-02-26.