Boris Tadić


Boris Tadić

Infobox President
name = Boris Tadić
Борис Тадић



order = President of Serbia
primeminister = Vojislav Koštunica
Mirko Cvetković
term_start = 11 July 2004
term_end =
predecessor = Predrag Marković (Acting)
successor =
order2 = Minister of Defence of Serbia and Montenegro
term_start2 = 17 March 2003
term_end2 = 16 April 2004
predecessor2 = Velimir Radojević
successor2 = Prvoslav Davinić
order3 = Federal Minister of Telecommunications of Yugoslavia
term_start3 = 4 November 2000
term_end3 = 17 March 2003
birth_date = birth date and age|1958|01|15|df=y
birth_place = Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
death_date =
death_place =
spouse = Tatjana Tadić
residence = New Palace, Belgrade, Serbia
alma_mater = University of Belgrade
profession = Psychologist
party = Democratic Party
religion = Serbian Orthodox


website = [http://www.predsednik.rs/default.asp?lng=eng www.predsednik.rs/]

Boris Tadić ( _sr. Борис Тадић; born January 15, 1958) is a Serbian politician and the current President of Serbia. A psychologist by profession, he is a leader of the Democratic Party. Tadić was elected to a four-year term on June 27, 2004, and was sworn into office on July 11, 2004. He was reelected for a de facto [It is his "de jure" first term, as Tadić was elected under previous constitution for the first term.] second five-year term on February 3, 2008 and was sworn in on February 15. Prior to Presidency, Tadić served as the Minister of Telecommunications of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and as the Minister of Defence of Serbia and Montenegro.

Boris Tadić advocates full integration of Serbia into the European Union but he also believes Serbia can only join the EU if territorial integrity of Serbia with sovereignty over Kosovo and Metohija is respected. [cite web|url=http://www.b92.net/info/vesti/index.php?yyyy=2008&mm=04&dd=09&nav_category=11&nav_id=293230|title=Tadić: Niko da se ne meša u izbore|publisher=B92|accessdate=2008-05-09|language=Serbian] He is seen as the pro-Western leader but who favors well-balanced relations with Russia, the United States, and the EU. [cite web|url=http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe/02/03/serbia/index.html|title=Pro-Western Tadic wins new term in Serbia runoff|publisher=CNN|accessdate=2008-05-09] [cite web|url=http://en.rian.ru/analysis/20080204/98348498.html|title=Tadic suits everyone but problems remain|publisher=RIA Novosti|accessdate=2008-05-09] [cite web|url=http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/0,1518,532937,00.html|title=Tadic Victory Could Topple Fragile Coalition in Serbia|publisher=Der Spiegel|accessdate=2008-05-09] [cite web|url=http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2008/02/03/serbia.html?ref=rss|title=Pro-Western Tadic wins Serbia's presidential election|publisher=CBC|accessdate=2008-05-09]

Early life

Boris Tadić was born in Sarajevo, the capital of the People's Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, a republic within the Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia. His father, Ljubomir is a philosopher and a member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. His mother, Nevenka, is a psychologist. His maternal grandfather and six other relatives were killed by the Croatian Ustaše regime during World War II in Jasenovac concentration camp. [ [http://www.boristadic.org/index.php?stranica=kom_clanak&naredba=prikaz_naslovi_levo&id=19&br_stranice=&sortiranje=&id_kategorija=27&nadredjena= Због чега сам почео да се бавим политиком] ]

His parents were often moving between various cities and had moved to Sarajevo from Paris, where they were pursuing their doctoral studies, only a few days prior to his birth. The Tadić family moved to Belgrade when Boris was three years old, and his father got a job at the newspaper "Liberation". He was rebellious even as a child, once running away from home wishing to join a circus. [cite web|url=http://www.predsednik.yu/mwc/default.asp?c=101000&g=20060904141200&lng=eng&hs1=0|title=Biography|publisher=General Secretariat of the President of Serbia|accessdate=2008-02-16] [cite web|url=http://www.boristadic.org/index.php?stranica=kom_clanak&naredba=prikaz_naslovi_levo&id=16&br_stranice=&sortiranje=&id_kategorija=27&nadredjena=|title=Živeli smo skromno|publisher=Democratic Party|accessdate=2008-02-16|language=Serbian]

Tadić finished "Pera Popović Aga" (today "Mika Petrović Alas") [http://arhiva.glas-javnosti.co.yu/arhiva/2000/09/12/srpski/P00091002.shtm Ko je ovaj čovek? Boris Tadić] ] elementary school and matriculated at First Belgrade Gymnasium in Dorćol, neighborhood of Belgrade. During his teenage years he played water polo for Partizan Belgrade but had to quit due to injuries. He graduated from the University of Belgrade with a degree in psychology. Tadić was arrested during his studies for organizing anti-communist lectures in private apartments with help of dissident professors who lost their jobs at the regime-run University of Belgrade. He worked as a journalist, military clinical psychologist and as a teacher of psychology at the First Belgrade Gymnasium.

Until 2003, Tadić also worked at the Faculty of Drama at the University of Belgrade as a lecturer of political advertising.

Political career

Tadić joined the Democratic Party, founded in 1919 but suppressed in communist Yugoslavia, when it was re-established as a modern social democratic party in 1990. The Democrats won seven seats in the National Assembly that year.

Boris Tadić was the founder of the Center for modern skills in 1998. Center for modern skills is the NGO dealing with political and civil education, and the development of the political culture and dialogue. [cite web|url=http://www.cmv.org.yu/content/blogcategory/63/107/|title=Ko smo|publisher=Centar modernih veština (CMV)|accessdate=2008-02-16|language=Serbian]

Tadić's party, a member of the Democratic Opposition of Serbia, played a key role in the Bulldozer Revolution that toppled Slobodan Milošević in 2000. He served two terms as the Deputy Leader of the Democratic Party before he was elected as a new leader in 2004.

Tadić served as Minister of Telecommunications in the Government of FR Yugoslavia in 2000 and as Minister of Defence in the Council of Ministers of Serbia and Montenegro from March 17, 2003 until he started his presidential campaign. He served as an MP of the Democratic Party in the Federal Senate and as vice-speaker of the Parliament of Yugoslavia. He served as the leader of the Democratic Opposition of Serbia coalition in the Parliament of Serbia and Montenegro in 2003 and as leader of the Democratic Party in the Parliament of Serbia in 2004.

The assassination of Zoran Đinđić in March 2003 led to a leadership convention of the Democratic Party in 2004, which was won by Tadić against Zoran Živković. [cite web|url=http://www.b92.net/info/vesti/index.php?yyyy=2004&mm=02&dd=22&nav_id=133400&nav_category=11|title=Boris Tadić novi predsednik DS-a, Čedomir Jovanović nije prošao|publisher=B92|accessdate=2008-04-10]

Presidency

President of Serbia within state union (2004-2008)

Tadić as the newly elected Democratic Party leader was chosen as the candidate for the presidential election. Tadić defeated Tomislav Nikolić of the nationalist Radical Party in the run-off of the 2004 presidential election with 53.34% of the vote. He was inaugurated on July 11 of that year. [cite web|url=http://www.predsednik.yu/mwc/default.asp?c=101500&g=20060904151245&lng=eng&hs1=1|title=President of all citizens|publisher=General Secretariat of the President of Serbia|accessdate=2008-02-16]

On December 1, 2004, Tadić’s presidential motorcade was involved in a traffic collision. Miroslav Cimpl, a Serb employee of the local American embassy, repeatedly crashed his vehicle into presidential motorcade although the President's car was not personally affected. Cimpl fled the scene but was later arrested after the Serb government complained to the embassy. A subsequent investigation concluded that Cimpl did not intend to harm Tadić but that he was driving under influence of alcohol. The public drew a connection between this incident and a similar occurrence in February 2003 when Dejan Milenković Bagzi attempted to kill then-Prime Minister Zoran Đinđić by ramming his vehicle with a truck on the highway. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4060715.stm Belgrade attack 'was road rage'] ]

As President, Tadić has pursued a pro-Western foreign policy. On September 28, 2005 he met with Pope Benedict XVI in Vatican City, making him the first Serbian head of state to be granted an audience with a pope. This helped improve traditionally strained Catholic-Orthodox relations. [cite web|url=http://www.catholicpressphoto.com/servizi/2005-09-29-presidente-sebia/default.htm|title=Pope Benedict XVI meet Boris Tadic President of Serbia at the Vatican September 29 2005.|publisher=Catholic Press Photo|accessdate=2008-02-16]

Tadić presided during the independence referendum in Montenegro in 2006. He was the first foreign head of state to visit Montenegro after it became independent on June 8, promising to continue friendly relations. Serbia declared independence as well, and Tadić attended the first raising of the flag of Serbia at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. [cite web|url=http://www.voanews.com/Serbian/archive/2006-06/2006-06-08-voa2.cfm|title=Zastava Srbije od danas se vijori ispred zgrade Ujedinjenih nacija u Njujorku|publisher=VOA News|accessdate=2008-02-16|language=Serbian]

Tadić took part in the events marking the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution, unveiling a plaque in honour of Imre Nagy with Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány at the Embassy of Serbia in Budapest. [cite web|url=http://www.b92.net/info/vesti/index.php?yyyy=2006&mm=10&dd=22&nav_id=216438|title=Tadić u Budimpešti|publisher=B92
date=2006-10-22|accessdate=2008-02-16|language=Serbian
]

On June 22, Tadić presided over the 1000th meeting of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers in Belgrade. [cite web|url=http://www.predsednik.yu/mwc/default.asp?c=303500&g=20070629102735&lng=eng&hs1=0|title=President Tadić’s speech at the opening of the 1000th session of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe|publisher=General Secretariat of the President of Serbia|date=2007-06-22|accessdate=2008-02-16]

In 2007, Tadić issued an apology to Croatia for any crimes committed in Serbia's name during the war in Croatia. [cite web|url=http://www.b92.net/info/vesti/index.php?yyyy=2007&mm=06&dd=24&nav_category=11&nav_id=252551|title=Tadić apologized to Croatian citizens|publisher=B92|date=2007-06-24|accessdate=2008-02-16] On August 4, 2007 Tadić was awarded the European Prize for Political Culture that is given by the Swiss Foundation "Hans Ringier" of the Ringier Publishing House in Locarno. Previously it was awarded to Jean-Claude Juncker. Tadić decided to donate the financial part of the award for humanitarian purposes for the maternity hospital in town near Gračanica. [cite web|url=http://www.ringier.ch/index.cfm?id=5068&detail=true|title=«European Prize for Political Culture» awarded to Boris Tadic|publisher=Ringier Publishing Switzerland|date=2007-08-04|accessdate=2008-02-16] [cite web|url=http://www.predsednik.yu/mwc/default.asp?c=304500&g=20070829100944&lng=eng&hs1=0|title=President Tadić and German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Kosovo|publisher=General Secretariat of the President of Serbia|date=2007-08-05|accessdate=2008-02-16] In the same year Tadić was a signatory of the agreement that led to formation of the Council for Cooperation between Serbia and Republika Srpska on September 6, 2007, together with Milorad Dodik and Vojislav Koštunica. [cite web|url=http://www.predsednik.yu/mwc/default.asp?c=304500&g=20070906161450&lng=lat&hs1=0|title=Predsednik Tadić na konstituisanju Veća za saradnju Republike Srpske i Srbije|publisher=General Secretariat of the President of Serbia|date=2007-09-06|accessdate=2008-02-16|language=Serbian]

In September 2007, he met with Sumitaka Fujita, CEO of Itochu Corporation in order to negotiate a donation from Official development assistance which would be used for the construction of a new bridge over the river Danube in Belgrade. [cite web|url=http://www.predsednik.yu/mwc/default.asp?c=301500&g=20070910143245&lng=lat&hs1=0|title=Japanska korporacija Itoču u poseti Srbiji|publisher=General Secretariat of the President of Serbia|date=2007-09-10|accessdate=2008-02-16|language=Serbian]

Contrary to his earlier decision in the 2004 Kosovan parliamentary election, Tadić stated that he has no right to call Serbs of Kosovo to vote in the 2007 Kosovo parliamentary election, as the standards he asked for in 2004 were not reached. [cite web|url=http://www.predsednik.yu/mwc/default.asp?c=304500&g=20070912171752&lng=lat&hs1=0|title=Tadić: Nemam prava da pozovem Srbe da izađu na izbore|publisher=General Secretariat of the President of Serbia|date=2007-09-12|accessdate=2008-02-16|language=Serbian]

He stated that former and current terrorists, who escaped from prison in Kosovo in September 2007, are located in northern regions of the Republic of Macedonia. According to him, terrorists are planning new attacks on municipalities in southern Serbia in order to start a new Preševo Valley conflict. [cite web|url=http://www.makfax.com.mk/look/novina/article.tpl?IdLanguage=1&IdPublication=2&NrArticle=84643&NrIssue=464&NrSection=20|title=Tadic says terrorists undergo training in northern Macedonia|publisher=Makfax|date=2007-09-27|accessdate=2008-02-16]

On January 13, Tadić announced a 7.5 billion RSD modernization package for the Serbian Army from the National Investment Plan to include the purchase of communications equipment and an overhaul of the air force. [cite web|url=http://www.b92.net/eng/news/politics-article.php?yyyy=2008&mm=01&dd=11&nav_id=46864|title=Tadić promises Army EUR 93.4mn|publisher=B92|date=2008-01-11|accessdate=2008-02-16]

Reelection campaign

Boris Tadić has advocated an early presidential election that is required under constitutional law, since the adoption of the new Constitution of Serbia, after the successful constitutional referendum in October 2006. On December 13, 2007 the speaker of the Parliament, Oliver Dulić, set the election date for January 20, 2008. The Democratic Party officially submitted the candidacy of its leader to the Republic Electoral Commission on December 21. The reelection campaign was led under the slogan - ”For a Strong and Stable Serbia“ ("За Јаку и Стабилну Србију") in the first round and ”Let's conquer Europe together!“ (Да освојимо Европу заједно!) in the second. Tadić advocated integration of Serbia into the European Union but also territorial integrity of Serbia with sovereignty over Kosovo and Metohia.

Tadić received support from G17 Plus and Sanjak Democratic Party, partners from the Government. He also received support of various national minority parties including Hungarian and Roma parties. Tadić has received strong support from Milorad Dodik, the Prime Minister of Republika Srpska. [cite web|url=http://www.b92.net/eng/news/region-article.php?yyyy=2008&mm=01&dd=06&nav_id=46734|title=Dodik voices strong support for Tadić|publisher=B92|date=2008-01-06|accessdate=2008-02-16] Russian President Vladimir Putin wrote a letter to Tadić a week before the election, in which he wished Tadić a happy 50th birthday and all the very best in his activities for “the welfare of our friends, Serbia.” [cite web|url=http://www.b92.net/info/vesti/index.php?yyyy=2008&mm=01&dd=14&nav_category=11&nav_id=280472|title=Putin pisao Borisu Tadiću|publisher=B92|date=2008-01-14|accessdate=2008-02-16|language=Serbian] Boris Tadić also received support from various organizations representing people with disabilities and special needs. [cite web|url=http://www.boristadic.org/index.php?stranica=kom_clanak&naredba=lista&id=&br_stranice=&sortiranje=&id_kategorija=24&nadredjena=20|title=Campaign support|publisher=Democratic Party|date=2008-01-15|accessdate=2008-02-16|language=Serbian]

Tadić received 1,457,030 votes (35.39 percent) in the first round. In the second round on February 3, 2008, he faced Tomislav Nikolić and won the election with 2,304,467 votes (50.31 percent). [cite web|url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7225455.stm|title=Serbia election victory for Tadic|publisher=BBC|date=2008-02-04|accessdate=2008-02-16]

President of Serbia (2008-)

He was sworn in at the inauguration ceremony on February 15, 2008 in the National Assembly of Serbia.

The Assembly of Kosovo, proclaimed a unilateral declaration of independence on February 17, 2008. [cite web|url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7249034.stm|title=Kosovo MPs proclaim independence|publisher=BBC|date=2008-02-17|accessdate=2008-02-25] Boris Tadić urged a United Nations Security Council meeting to react urgently and annul the act. He also said that Belgrade would never recognize the independence of Kosovo and would never give up the struggle for its legitimate interests. [cite web|url=http://www.bnr.bg/RadioBulgaria/Emission_English/News/en1902dkM1.htm|title=President Boris Tadic urges UN Security Council to annul Kosovo independence|publisher=BNR|date=2008-02-19|accessdate=2008-02-25] Russia backed Serbia's position and President Vladimir Putin said that any support for Kosovo's unilateral declaration is immoral and illegal. [cite web|url=http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-02/14/content_7604675.htm|title=Putin: supports for Kosovo unilateral independence "immoral, illegal"|publisher=Xinhua|date=2008-02-14|accessdate=2008-02-25] On February 21 Tadić met President of Romania Traian Băsescu in Bucharest where he thanked him for Romanian support and stated that "Serbia will not give up its future in Europe". Tadić also said that Serbia would not accept the legality of the EU's planned policing and judiciary mission for Kosovo. [cite web|url=http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/02/21/europe/EU-GEN-Romania-Serbia.php|title=Serbian president says his country does not want isolation|publisher=International Herald Tribune|date=2008-02-12|accessdate=2008-02-25] On February 25, 2008 Boris Tadić met with Dmitry Medvedev and Sergei Lavrov in Belgrade where Medvedev stated that “We proceed from the understanding that Serbia is a single state with its jurisdiction spanning its entire territory, and we will adhere to this principled stance in the future, We have made a deal to coordinate together our efforts in order to get out of this complicated situation”. Agreement on South Stream pipeline was also signed during this visit. [cite web|url=http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5iA1V0xqhv5nCfQR9j0NCaI30eprg|title=Putin's heir backs Serbia in Kosovo spat|publisher=AFP|date=2008-02-25|accessdate=2008-02-25] [cite web|url=http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/de8f95e0-e3ae-11dc-8799-0000779fd2ac.html|title=Medvedev in show of support for Serbia|publisher=Financial Times|date=2008-02-25|accessdate=2008-02-25]

Tadić said that Serbia would never recognize an independent Kosovo. [cite web|url=http://www.voanews.com/english/archive/2008-01/2008-01-17-voa4.cfm?CFID=224016933&CFTOKEN=38379557 |title=President Boris Tadic Says Serbia Will Never Recognize An Independent Kosovo |publisher=VOA News] He stated that the problem of Kosovo was not solved by the unilaterally declared independence and that the decade-long problems between Serbs and Albanians still exist. He called the international institutions to find a solution within the UN Security Council, for the continuation of negotiations. [cite web|url=http://www.b92.net/eng/news/politics-article.php?yyyy=2008&mm=03&dd=18&nav_id=48545 |title=Tadić warns of "legal vacuum" in Kosovo |publisher=B92 |date=2008-03-18 |accessdate=2008-04-14] He also called a decision made by the U.S. President George W. Bush to send arms to Kosovo “bad news.” [cite web|url=http://www.b92.net/eng/news/politics-article.php?yyyy=2008&mm=03&dd=21&nav_id=48653 |title=Lavrov says Bush arms to Kosovo illegitimate |publisher=B92] On April 5, Tadić called the acquittal of Ramush Haradinaj "disgraceful because of the innocent victims" and demanded the ICTY to appeal. He said that Serbia wishes to help the Tribunal to collect evidence "because Haradinaj’s place is in prison". He said that former Hague Chief Prosecutor Carla Del Ponte had said that witnesses in the case against Haradinaj had been intimidated and even murdered to prevent them testifying to his crimes. [cite web|url=http://www.b92.net/eng/news/crimes-article.php?yyyy=2008&mm=04&dd=05&nav_id=49136 |title=Tadić demands appeal against Haradinaj verdict |publisher=B92]

On March 13, President Tadić has signed a decree dissolving the country's parliament and slating early parliamentary elections for May 11. [cite web|url=http://finchannel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=8292&Itemid=38 |title=Serbia's Tadic dissolves parliament, slates election for May 11 |publisher=The Financial] Boris Tadić has gathered a large pro-EU coalition around his Democratic Party and G17 Plus for the upcoming Serbian parliamentary election in 2008, named “For a European Serbia - Boris Tadić”. The coalition list is led by Dragoljub Mićunović and it also includes Sanjak Democratic Party, Serbian Renewal Movement and League of Social Democrats of Vojvodina. [cite web|url=http://www.b92.net/info/vesti/index.php?yyyy=2008&mm=03&dd=20&nav_id=290048 |title=Predata lista "Za evropsku Srbiju" |publisher=B92] According to polls this coalition will win around 40% of the vote. [cite web|url=http://www.b92.net/eng/news/politics-article.php?yyyy=2008&mm=03&dd=21&nav_id=48680 |title=Poll: DS, G17 Plus 105; SRS, DSS 121 seats |publisher=B92] He condemnеd remarks regarding the election made by Javier Solana and Pieter Feith and called on the European Union not to interfere with Serbian elections. [cite web|url=http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/main/news/9247/ |title=Serbia's Parties Slam Solana Over EU Deal |publisher=Balkan Insight] [ [http://www.predsednik.yu/mwc/default.asp?c=301500&g=20080408115900&lng=cir&hs1=0 Тадић: Питер Фејт нема мандат да се бави изборима у Србији] ]

Tadić said that he is ready, authorized as per Vienna Convention [cite web|url=http://www.blic.co.yu/news.php?id=1815 |title=Tadic authorized as per Vienna Convention |publisher=Blic] , to sign the Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) with the European Union if it is offered on April 28, but not at the price of recognizing Kosovo's unilaterally declared independence. [cite web|url=http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-04/11/content_7962395.htm |title=President: Serbia willing to sign EU pre-membership agreement, but only including Kosovo |publisher=China View] Tadić attended the signing of the SAA ceremony in Luxembourg on April 29, where the Deputy Prime Minister Božidar Đelić signed the document on behalf of Serbia, as per the authorization of the Government from December 2007. He is opposed by the Prime Minister Vojislav Koštunica who thinks Serbia must not sign any agreements with the European Union. [cite web|url=http://www.mtsmondo.com/news/world/text.php?vest=93149 |title=Koštunica: Nikako ne potpisati SSP |publisher=MTS Mondo] On May 1, Koštunica said that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was right when he said that the SAA should have been signed but one day later on May 2 he vowed to annul the agreement after the election, calling it "a trick", "Solana's agreement" and "the Tadić-Đelić SAA signature". [cite web|url=http://www.b92.net/eng/news/politics-article.php?yyyy=2008&mm=05&dd=01&nav_id=49898 |title= Koštunica agrees with Lavrov: SAA long overdue] [cite web|url=http://www.b92.net/eng/news/politics-article.php?yyyy=2008&mm=05&dd=02&nav_id=49912# |title= "EU deal signature will be annulled"]

On June 27, 2008 he named Mirko Cvetković for the new Prime Minister, following the victory of his party coalition in parliamentary election that took place in May. Cvetković was officially sworn in after giving the oath in the National Assembly on July 7, 2008. [ [http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/28/world/europe/28serbia.html?ref=world www.nytimes.com, Serbs Choose New Premier for Coalition] ]

Following the 2008 South Ossetia War, and Russian recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia independence, he refused to follow suit by saying that even though he respects the Russian support to Serbia regarding Kosovo, "Serbia is not going to recognise these so-called new countries". He stated that "Serbia is not going to do something that is against our interest, because we are defending out territorial integrity and sovereignty by using international law" and that by constitution he must defend the interests of Serbia, and not the interests of any other country in the world. [ [http://balkaninsight.com/en/main/news/12837/ Serbia Won’t Recognise Georgia Regions] ] [ [http://www.rts.rs/page/stories/ci.html?view=story&id=14645&sectionId=1 Тадић: Европски пут Србије] ]

He received the Quadriga award in September 2008, an annual German award sponsored by Werkstatt Deutschland, a non-profit organization based in Berlin. The award recognizes four people or groups for their commitment to innovation, renewal, and a pioneering spirit through political, economic, and cultural activities. The other three winners were Wikipedia, represented by Jimmy Wales, Eckart Höfling, Franciscan and director and Peter Gabriel, musician and human rights activist. Award given to Tadić was named "The Courage of Perseverance" and was presented by Heinz Fischer, the Federal President of Austria. [ [http://loomarea.com/die_quadriga/e/index.php?title=Award_2008 Die Quadriga - Award 2008] ]

People's Office of the President

During the 2004 election campaign, Tadić promised to form a new special institution called the People's Office. The People's Office of the President of the Republic was opened on October 1, 2004. The role of the People's Office is to make communication between the citizens and the President easier, and to cooperate between other state bodies and institutions, in order to enable the citizens of Serbia to exercise their rights. The People's Office of the President is divided into four divisions: Legal Affairs Division, Social Affairs Division, Projects Division and General Affairs Division. The first Director of the People's Office was Dragan Đilas. When he joined the Government of Serbia as the Minister in charge of the National Investment Plan in 2007, Tatjana Pašić became the new Director. [ [http://www.narodnakancelarija.srbija.yu/lat/kancelarija.htm Kancelarija] ]

Advisors

Advisors to the President of the Republic carry out the analytical, advisory and other corresponding tasks for the needs of the President of the Republic as well as other expert tasks in relations of the President with the Government and the Parliament. [ [http://www.predsednik.yu/mwc/default.asp?c=102500&g=20060929132051&lng=eng&hs1=1 Office of the President] ]

Secretary General of the Office of the President is Branko Radujko.

Personal life

He is married to Tatjana Tadić (née Rodić), with whom he has two children. He was previously married to Veselinka Zastavniković, but they divorced, having no children. [cite web|url=http://www.pincom.info/svijet/opsirnije.asp?ID=51631 |title=Zaredila se bivša žena Borisa Tadića |publisher=Pincom.info] Tadić has a sister, Vjera, who is a psychologist as well. Besides his native language, Tadić is fluent in English and French. [ [http://arhiva.glas-javnosti.co.yu/arhiva/2000/09/12/srpski/P00091002.shtm Ko je ovaj čovek? Boris Tadić] ]

References

External links

* [http://www.predsednik.rs/default.asp?lng=eng Official Biography of The President of Serbia]
* [http://www.narodnakancelarija.srbija.yu/eng/index.htm People´s Office of the President]
* [http://www.ds.org.yu/sr/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=30&Itemid=178&lang=lat Biography at the Democratic Party Website]
* [http://www.boristadic.org/ Official Presidential Campaign Website]
** [http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=PredsednikBorisTadic Boris Tadić YouTube channel]
** [http://www.myspace.com/predsednikboristadic Boris Tadić MySpace campaign page]
* [http://www.1000mladihlidera.com/eng/index.html The 1000 Young Serbian Leaders Programme]
* [http://www.cmv.org.yu Center for modern skills]

###@@@KEY@@@###Succession box
before = Velimir Radojević
FR Yugoslavia
title = Minister of Defence of Serbia and Montenegro
years = 2003 – 2004
after = Prvoslav Davinić
Incumbent succession box
before = Predrag Marković
Acting
title = President of Serbia
start = 2004
Incumbent succession box
title = Leader of the Democratic Party
before = Zoran Đinđić
start = 2004

Persondata
NAME = Tadić, Boris
ALTERNATIVE NAMES =
SHORT DESCRIPTION = Serbian politician
DATE OF BIRTH = January 15, 1958
PLACE OF BIRTH = Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
DATE OF DEATH =
PLACE OF DEATH =


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