Professor, Former MP Josip Kregar Dies

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ZAGREB, Aug 15, 2020 – Zagreb Law School professor and former member of parliament Josip Kregar died in Zagreb on Saturday at the age of 67.

Kregar served as the dean of the Zagreb Law School from 2005 to 2009.

He has authored or co-authored more than a hundred research papers and books as well as several books of political essays, a large number of laws, the National Programme for the Prevention of Corruption (in 2001 and 2006) and the 2002 Public Administration Reform Strategy.

He was one of the executive directors of the Joint Master in European Integration and Regionalism postgraduate programme conducted jointly by the universities of Barcelona, Graz and Zagreb, the European Academy in Bolzano and the Luxembourg-based European Institute of Public Administration.

He was a visiting professor at the University of Graz and Yale, and he was a member of the 7th Croatian parliament, from 2011 to 2015.

From 1998 to 2002 he was president of Transparency International Croatia, and he also chaired the Steering Board of the Open Society – Croatia institute and the Miko Tripalo Centre for Democracy.

Letters of condolence were sent to the Kregar family by President Zoran Milanovic, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic and the Social Democratic Party (SDP), whose Council for the Political System Kregar had chaired over the past year.

Plenkovic said that Kregar would be remembered as a prominent and well-respected expert and professor and an active politician.

The SDP said it would remember Kregar as a very honest, fair and modest person who performed each of his duties responsibly and conscientiously while Milanovic said that as a jurist and university professor, and particularly as a politician and sharp analyst of social and political developments, Kregar never stopped fighting for justice, truth and transparency.


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