Dragan Čović

Dragan Čović

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Dragan Čović
Name -Duty Dragan Čović Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Father-Mother Names Frano Covic Mara Covic
Birthday and Birthplace 20 August 1956 Mostar, Yugoslavia (now Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Alma mater University of Mostar-University of Sarajevoc
Spouse(s) Bernardica Prskalo
Children Sanja and Daniyela
Political Party-in Office Date League of Communists

Croatian Democratic Union

(Before 1992)

(1994–present)

First and Assumed in Office
  • 2 April 2003 – 10 April 2003
  • 27 June 2003 – 28 February 2004
  • 17 July 2015 – 17 March 2016
17 July 2017
Prime Minister Denis Zvizdić
Other political activities
  • 17 November 2014
  • 5 October 2002 – 9 May 2005
  1. Croat Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 9 February 2012 – 16 February 2015
2. Speaker of the House of Peoples
  • 9 June 2011 – 16 February 2015
3. Croat Member of the College of the House of Peoples
  • 10 January 2001 – 12 March 2001
4. Prime Minister of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 12 December 1998 – 12 March 2001
5. Deputy Prime Minister of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 12 December 1998 – 12 March 2001
6. Minister of Finance of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 4 June 2005-Present
7. President of the Croatian Democratic Union

Lets have a look into our Leader Dragan Čović life with a cronological style.

Dragan Čović in EPP Summit-2016-Brussel
Dragan Čović in EPP Summit-2016-Brussel
  • 20 August 1956 Dragan Čović had born in a beatiful and historical city Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • 1975 he graduated from technical high school of mechanical engineering in Mostar. He was before that attended elementary school

Mechanical Engineer Čović

  • 1979 he graduated from Faculty of Engineering at Džemal Bijedić University in Mostar and had a title of mechanical engineer
  • 1980 he started working as an employee in SOKO company in Mostar, where he worked in technology and control sections.
  • 1986 he started working in various managerial jobs, such as director of business unit, director of production and vice president for industrialization.
  • 1989 Čović gained a master’s degree at the Faculty of Engineering in Mostar and he attended studies of management at the Faculty of Economy at the University of Sarajevo.VIP Wreathlaying and Tour - Dr Dragan Čović
  • 1992 he had been the general director of SOKO.
  • 1994 Čović joined the Croatian Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina (HDZ BiH). And he had begin to teach Economics and Organization of Production as a senior assistant at the Faculty of Engineering in Mostar, after which he was named assistant professor and taught Development of Production Systems
  • 1996 He became a member of the cantonal committee of HDZ and he obtained a PhD from the University of Mostar.
  • 1997 he became the president of the city committee of HDZ in Mostar.
  • 1998 he became vice president of HDZČović was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance in the Government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

An Professor

  • 2000 he became an associate professor.
  • 2002 At the general election in this year he was elected as member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina with 114,606 votes.
  • 2004 he was a full professor of the University of Mostar. He worked at the Faculty of Economy in Mostar, and also in regular and postgraduate studies.
  • 2005 he was elected as President of HDZ BiH. And in 29 March he was removed from office of as member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina by the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Paddy Ashdown, for abuse of power and position.
  • 2007, he became visiting professor at the University of Mostar’s Faculty of Philosophy.
  • 2014 he became a member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts of BiH.

Prud Agreement

  • 2008, Čović joined the Prud process as one of the three main negotiators (Dodik-Tihić-Čović).

When the Prud process failed over issues of constitutional reform and territorial restructuring, RS leader Milorad Dodik and his party SNSD became close partners to HDZ BiH.

The Prud Agreement or Prud Process was an agreement that pertained to state property, census, constitutional changes, reconstructing the Council of Ministers and solving the legal status of the Brčko District. It was a created by Sulejman Tihić (SDA), Dragan Čović (HDZ BiH) and Milorad Dodik (SNSD) in the village of Prud on 8 November of this year.VIP Wreathlaying and Tour - Dr Dragan Čović, Chairman
  • 2009, Čović was accused of spending public funds to buy private homes for certain people
  • 2010, he was acquitted from accusations in April. 

On 14 May , a third indictment for Čović and six other persons was confirmed by the Court of the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton (HNC), for abuse of power and position. He and other committee members of the Croatian Post and Telecom (HPT) were accused of transferring a debt of nearly 4,7 million Convertible Marks from the non-existing Ministry of Defence of the Croatian Defence Council to three private companies.

By receiving the debt, those three companies became owners of shares in Eronet, the most profitable telecommunicational section of the HPT. At the time, Čović was Federal Minister of Finance and president of the Steering Committee of the HPT. The Court of the HNC asked that this case be brought in front of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, but the FBiH Supreme Court decided that the case had to be solved in Mostar.

  • In May 2012, Čović was again acquitted 2010 accusations.
  • 2017 he became  Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Chairman of the State Presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Dragan Čović, Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann and Minister of State Klaus-Peter Murawski
    Chairman of the State Presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Dragan Čović, Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann and Minister of State Klaus-Peter Murawski

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