The Embassy of Croatia in Berlin
Amb. Gordan Bakota
Gordan Bakota serves as head of mission in Germany since 7 January 2020.
Previously he held the helm at the Embassy of Croatia in Austria, and has likewise been head of mission in Turkey (covering Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) as well as in Serbia.
His studies include diplomatic and consular immunity - analysis and application of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic and Consular Relations. In 1997 he graduated from the Diplomatic Academy in Zagreb on Consular relations and procedure for opening consular offices. Lastly from 2000 to 2003 he got a postgraduate degree in International Trade, Facing and Understanding Current Terrorism Threat in International Community, Conflict Resolution in International Environment.
Croatians form the 6th largest ethnic minority in Germany. The Croatian Embassy estimated that there were about 350,000 Croatians and their descendants living in Germany in 2014. Therefore, the embassy’s role in Berlin is important. In addition to the embassy in Berlin, Croatia has seven other representations in Germany. These representations include consulates in Dresden, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg, Mainz, Munich, and Stuttgart.