Marina Deur, M. Sc., Head of the EU Coordination Department in the Agricultural Policy, EU and International Cooperation Directorate at the Ministry of Agriculture. She was born in São Paulo (Brazil). During the Homeland War she moved to Zagreb and worked as a correspondent for Brazilian Radio Nova Eldorada AM.
She got her Bachelor of Science (Hons). in Biology – Ecology in 1989 at the São Paulo University and Master of Science in Social Sciences – Politics, International Relations and National Security – in 2010 at the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Zagreb.
Her first job was at the Croatian Agricultural Center in the affairs of the agricultural advisory services. At the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management she started working in the Agricultural Advisory Service Sector in 1994, and since 1995 has been working in the Department of International Cooperation, where she was engaged in activities in the field of multilateral relations in agriculture, in particular with United Nations institutions (UNCSD, UNDP, FAO, etc.), NATO and other specialized international organizations.
She was the Secretary of the organization committee of the 32nd World Wine and Wine Making Congress and the 7th General Assembly of the International Organization for Viticulture and Enology (OIV), which was held in Zagreb in 2009 and a Member of the National Commission for Preparation of the Performance of the Republic of Croatia at the World Expo 1998 held in Portugal.
During the negotiations between the EU and Croatia she was a member of the working group for the preparation of negotiations – the acquis communautaire, Chapter 11 – Agriculture and rural development under the rural development subgroup.
Since 2012, she is the Head of the EU Coordination Department in the Ministry of Agriculture where she coordinates activities related to the participation of Croatian representatives in the work of the EU bodies (Council and European Commission) in the fields of competence of the Ministry.