Željana Zovko, Croatia
Member of the European Parliament
Željana Zovko is a Croatian politician with years of experience in foreign affairs and diplomacy. In 2016 she became a Member of the European Parliament, and in her current term she is the Vice-Chair of the European People’s Party Group, Vice-Chair of Foreign Affairs, a member of the Committee on Culture and Education and the Subcommittee on Security and Defence, and acts as the EPP Foreign Affairs Vice-Coordinator.
She is a member of the Working Groups for the Western Balkans and for external financial instruments, as well as a member of the Delegations for relations with Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo, the Delegation for relations with the United States and the Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (EuroLat).
In her parliamentary work Zovko actively promotes Croatian tangible and intangible heritage, and regularly organizes visits and conferences to showcase the specifics and significance of Croatian culture. Before entering the European Parliament, Zovko served as the Ambassador of Croatia in France, Spain and Italy, and a Non-Resident Ambassador to Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Monaco, Andorra and Malta. During that period she was also the Permanent Representative to UNESCO, WTO, IFAD, FAO and WFP.