|"President of the Croatian Olympic Committee|
2002 – present
|Preceded by||"Zdravko Hebel|
|"Prime Minister of Croatia|
7 November 1995 – 27 January 2000
"Vlatko Pavletić (acting)
"Zlatko Tomčić (acting)
|Preceded by||"Nikica Valentić|
|Succeeded by||"Ivica Račan|
17 June 1949 |
"Zagreb, "SFR Yugoslavia
|Political party||"Croatian Democratic Union|
|"Alma mater||"University of Zagreb|
Zlatko Mateša (pronounced "[zlâtko mâteʃa]; born 17 June 1949) was the "Prime Minister of "Croatia from late 1995 until 31 January 2000. He is a member of the "Croatian Democratic Union. He is currently the President of the "Croatian Olympic Committee (Hrvatski olimpijski odbor) and "honorary consul of the Republic of "Mongolia in "Croatia.
Mateša was born and grew up in "Zagreb, then "SFR Yugoslavia, and obtained a law degree at the "University of Zagreb in 1974. He worked in "INA since 1978, where he rose through the ranks to the position of an assistant director. He was friends with "Nikica Valentić, Mladen Vedriš and "Franjo Gregurić.
In 1990, he entered politics and became a high-ranking HDZ member, along with the aforementioned group. President "Franjo Tuđman named him the sixth President of the Government on 4 November 1995. The Mateša government is perhaps best remembered for the introduction of the "value-added tax ("Croatian: Porez na dodanu vrijednost, PDV), which originated from the previous government before being put to effect from 1996 under Mateša's government. In 1998, the tax rate was fixed for all products at 22%. The finance minister in the "Cabinet of Zlatko Mateša was Borislav Škegro.
Velik potez Matešina je reforma poreznog sustava i uvođenje poreza na dodanu vrijednost / PDV je moderan i u suštini najpošteniji način popune državnog proračuna; upitna je, međutim, bila jedinstvena stopa na kojoj je inzistiralo Ministarstvo financija
|"Minister of Economy
|"Prime Minister of Croatia
|Croatian Olympic Committee
President of the "|