Party: Hrvatska demokratska zajednica
Tomislav Sokol was born in Zagreb in 1982. He obtained his first degree in law at the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, in 2006, magna cum laude. He then obtained a Masters of Law (LL.M.) specialising in European Union Law at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), Belgium, in 2009, magna cum laude. He defended his PhD at KUL, dealing with free movement of cross-border health care services in the EU and its impact on national health insurance systems in 2014.
During his studies, in 2004, Tomislav Sokol became a Member of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ). He climbed the party ranks during the next decade, always emphasising on Christian Democratic values as the cornerstone of its identity. He was an Assistant Minister in the Ministry of Science and Education, after which he became a Member of the Croatian Parliament. He was a Member of the Croatian Parliament until July 2019, when he became a Member of the European Parliament. He is a Member of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection and a Substitute Member of the Committee on Regional Development.
So far, he has published around 20 papers and 1 book on issues concerning EU law, including several articles in European journals, such as the European Law Review and the European Law Journal. He has presented papers at many international conferences, worked on different research projects and is currently taking part in a Jean Monnet project related to EU health law and policy. Previously, he worked in a legal practice and is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Zagreb School of Economics and Management where he has taught Introduction to European Union and Principles of Law courses since the academic year 2010/2011. He is also an assistant professor at the Catholic University of Croatia where he has taught since the academic year 2016/2017. His areas of professional interest include the law of the European common market, EU health law, competition law, International and European social law and International and European trade law. He is married to Ana since 2018.
MEP since 2019.
My Positions in Parliament:
- Vice-Chair - Intergroup on Rural, Mountainous and Remote Areas (RUMRA) and Smart Villages
- Vice-Coordinator - COVID-19 pandemic: lessons learned and recommendations for the future
- Member - Intergroup on Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs)
- Member - Intergroup on Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas (SEARICA)
- Member - Intergroup on European Cultural Heritage, Ways of Saint James and other European Cultural Routes
- Member - Intergroup on Demographic Challenges, Family-Work Balance and Youth Transitions
- Member - Intergroup on Cancer
- Member - Hrvatska demokratska zajednica
- Member - Turkey
- Member - COVID-19 pandemic: lessons learned and recommendations for the future
- Member - Internal Market and Consumer Protection
- Member - European Parliament
- Substitute - Union for the Mediterranean
- Substitute - Montenegro
- Substitute - Regional Development
- Substitute - Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
My Positions in the group:
- Member - Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
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