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The Government of the Republic of Croatia (Vlada Republike Hrvatske), commonly abbreviated to Croatian Government (Hrvatska Vlada), is the main element of the executive branch of government in Croatia.

It is led by the President of the Government (Predsjednik Vlade), commonly abbreviated to premier (premijer). Prime Minister is nominated by the President of the Republic among those who enjoy the support of majority of the Croatian Parliament, and chosen by the Parliament. Ministers are nominated by the Prime Minister and chosen by the Parliament.

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Powers of the Government

Banski dvori, the building of the Government of the Republic of Croatia

The Government of the Republic of Croatia is a body which shall exercise the executive powers in conformity with the Constitution and law; its internal organization, operational procedures and decision-making process are defined by the Law on the Government of the Republic of Croatia and the Rules of Procedure of the Government.

The Government shall pass decrees, introduce legislation, propose the state budget and enforce laws and other regulations enacted by the Croatian Sabor (Parliament). Within the scope of its powers, the Government shall also pass decrees, administrative acts and orders on appointments and relief of appointed officials and civil servants. The Government shall decide in cases of conflict of jurisdiction between government institutions, give answers to representatives' questions, prepare proposals of laws and other regulations, give opinion on laws and other regulations and adopt strategies of economic and social development.

The Government shall consist of the premier (Prime Minister), one or more Deputy Prime Ministers and Ministers.

The Government shall answer to the Croatian Parliament (Sabor). The Prime Minister and the members of the Government shall be jointly responsible for decisions passed by the Government and individually responsible for their respective portfolios.

Pursuant to the decision of the Croatian Sabor which expressed confidence in the Government of the Republic of Croatia, the President of the Republic shall issue an order appointing the Prime Minister, counter-signed by the Chairman of the Croatian Sabor; the order appointing the members of the Government shall be issued by the Prime Minister and counter-signed by the Chairman of the Croatian Sabor.

The term of office of the members of the Government shall begin with the date of appointment and terminate with the date of relief.

Current Government

Position Portfolio Name Party
Prime Minister General Affairs Jadranka Kosor HDZ
Vice Prime Minister Darko Milinović HDZ
Vice Prime Minister Ivan Šuker HDZ
Vice Prime Minister Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development Božidar Pankretić HSS
Vice Prime Minister Internal Affairs Đurđa Adlešič HSLS
Vice Prime Minister Regional Development, Reconstruction and Return Slobodan Uzelac SDSS
Secretary-General Jagoda Premužić permanent position
Minister Foreign Affairs and European Integration Gordan Jandroković HDZ
Minister Finance Ivan Šuker HDZ
Minister Defence Branko Vukelić HDZ
Minister Interior Tomislav Karamarko independent
Minister Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship Đuro Popijač independent
Minister Sea, Transport and Infrastructure Božidar Kalmeta HDZ
Minister Regional Development, Forestry and Water Management Petar Čobanković HDZ
Minister Environmental Protection, Physical Planning and Construction Marina Matulović Dropulić HDZ
Minister Culture Božo Biškupić HDZ
Minister Justice Ivan Šimonović independent
Minister Science, Education and Sports Radovan Fuchs HDZ
Minister Family, Veterans' Affairs and Intergenerational Solidarity Tomislav Ivić HDZ
Minister no portfolio Bianca Matković HDZ
Minister Administration Davorin Mlakar HDZ
Minister Health and Social Welfare Darko Milinović HDZ
Minister Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development Božidar Pankretić HSS
Minister Tourism Damir Bajs HSS

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