MEMBER OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT - CHAIR OF EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT SMART VILLAGES INTERGROUP
Born in Koprivnica, in Slovenia, Franc Bogovic graduated from the Agronomy College in 1984 and became an Agricultural Engineer. From 1984 to 1990 he worked as an agricultural extension expert. In 1990, he established a family business engaged primarily in trade and the organisation of agricultural production.
He was elected Mayor of the Municipality of Krško in 1998 and held this post until December 2011. In 2008, he was elected to Slovenia’s National Assembly for the first time and re-elected in December 2011. In February 2012, he started his tenure as Minister for Agriculture and the Environment. He was elected President of the Slovene People’s Party on 2 March 2013. On 20 March 2013, when a new Government was elected, he again became a member of the National Assembly - in constructive opposition. MEP since May 2014, he is the Chair of the RUMRA and Smart Villages Intergroup in the European Parliament.