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Zlatko Mateša (pronounced [zlâtko mâteʃa]; born 17 June 1949[1]) was the Prime Minister of Croatia from late 1995 until 31 January 2000. He is a member of the Croatian Democratic Union. He is currently the President of the Croatian Olympic Committee (Hrvatski olimpijski odbor) and honorary consul of the Republic of Mongolia in Croatia.

Zlatko Mateša
Zlatko Mateša.jpg
President of the Croatian Olympic Committee
Assumed office
2002
Preceded byZdravko Hebel
6th Prime Minister of Croatia
In office
7 November 1995 – 27 January 2000
PresidentFranjo Tuđman
Vlatko Pavletić (acting)
Zlatko Tomčić (acting)
Preceded byNikica Valentić
Succeeded byIvica Račan
Personal details
Born (1949-06-17) 17 June 1949 (age 70)
Zagreb, FPR Yugoslavia (now Croatia)
Political partyCroatian Democratic Union
Alma materUniversity of Zagreb

Mateša was born and grew up in Zagreb, then SFR Yugoslavia, and obtained a law degree at the University of Zagreb in 1974.[1] He worked in INA since 1978, where he rose through the ranks to the position of an assistant director.[1] He was friends with Nikica Valentić, Mladen Vedriš and Franjo Gregurić.[2]

In 1990, he entered politics and became a high-ranking HDZ member, along with the aforementioned group.[2] President Franjo Tuđman named him the sixth President of the Government on 4 November 1995.[3] The Mateša government is perhaps best remembered for the introduction of the value-added tax (Croatian: Porez na dodanu vrijednost, PDV), which originated from the previous government before being put to effect from 1996 under Mateša's government. In 1998, the tax rate was fixed for all products at 22%. The finance minister in the Cabinet of Zlatko Mateša was Borislav Škegro.[4]

In the 2000 Croatian parliamentary election he was elected into Sabor and served until the end of 2003.[5]

Since 2002, Mateša is the President of the Croatian Olympic Committee.[2] In 2009, Mateša obtained a Ph.D. degree from Beijing Sport University.[1]

See alsoEdit

  • Cabinet of Zlatko Mateša
  • Awards - In June 2018, Mateša Inducted into Power Brands LIFE – Hall of Fame at London International Forum for Equality[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Zlatko Mateša". vecernji.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Robert Bajruši (2008-07-15). "Zlatko Mateša - dečko iz 'Hemingwaya' na putu za Peking" [Zlatko Mateša - a boy from 'Hemingway' en route to Beijing]. Nacional (in Croatian). Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 2010-05-20.
  3. ^ "Šesta vlada" (in Croatian). Croatian Information-Documentation Referral Agency. Retrieved 2010-12-10.
  4. ^ Mladen Jambrović (1999-12-10). "U četiri godine mandata, Vlada povećala prosječnu plaću s 500 na 800 maraka". Vjesnik (in Croatian). Retrieved 2010-05-20. Velik potez Matešina je reforma poreznog sustava i uvođenje poreza na dodanu vrijednost / PDV je moderan i u suštini najpošteniji način popune državnog proračuna; upitna je, međutim, bila jedinstvena stopa na kojoj je inzistiralo Ministarstvo financija
  5. ^ "Zastupnici 4. saziva Hrvatskoga sabora - Zlatko Mateša - HDZ" (in Croatian). Croatian Parliament. Retrieved 2010-05-20.
  6. ^ https://www.powerbrandsglobal.com/
Political offices
Preceded by
Nadan Vidošević
Minister of Economy
1995
Succeeded by
Davor Štern
Preceded by
Nikica Valentić
Prime Minister of Croatia
1995–2000
Succeeded by
Ivica Račan
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Zdravko Hebel
00President of the Croatian Olympic Committee00
2002–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent