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President of the Zagreb City Assembly, Member of the Committee of the Regions


Joško Klisović is the President of the City Assembly of Zagreb and the member of European Committee of the Regions, which appointed him as its Rapporteur for the topic "Towards a multilevel Green Deal governance: the revision of the Governance of the Energy Union and Climate Action Regulation".  

Joško  Klisović has an extensive career in public and private sector. He started his diplomatic career in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Croatia, where he held numerous positions from the desk officer in the International Law Department to the Deputy Minister of Foreign and European Affairs. He headed several departments with the Ministry and served as the Chief of Cabinet of the Minister and Director of the EU Directorate, as well as the Secretary-General of Croatian Negotiation’s Team for Accession to the EU. 

He was in charge of organizing and conducting the referendum on Croatia’s accession to the EU, as well as the Government public campaign that preceded the referendum. He continued his career in New York and Brussels where he held the positions of political councilor to the Croatian Mission to UN and Deputy head of Mission to NATO.  

He was twice elected to the Croatian Parliament and appointed as the Chief of Staff of the Office of the President of the Republic. He was also a candidate of the Social Democratic Party at the elections for the European Parliament. While working in private business as the Secretary General of Atlantic Group, he was the President of an NGO, UNA.