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Grand Order of King Tomislav

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Type  Civil decoration
Status  Currently awarded
Eligibility  Heads of state
Next (higher)  None
Grand Order of King Tomislav
Awarded for  "Contributions to the establishment of the sovereign Republic of Croatia; for exceptional contribution to its international reputation and status; for great achievements in developing international relations between Croatia and their respective countries"
Established  20 June 1992 (reconstituted 1 April 1995)

The Grand Order of King Tomislav (Croatian: Velered kralja Tomislava), or more fully the Grand Order of King Tomislav with Sash and Great Morning Star (Velered kralja Tomislava s lentom i Velikom Danicom), is the highest state order of the Republic of Croatia. It is usually awarded to top foreign officials for their contribution to the improvement of Croatia's good standing internationally as well as achievements in developing international relations between Croatia and their respective countries. It is usually presented by the President of Croatia himself, or sometimes by the President of the Croatian Parliament. The order has one class. It is named after King Tomislav of Croatia.

Notable recipients

  • 2016 - Rosen Plevneliev (as President of Bulgaria)
  • 2014 - Margrethe II (as Queen of Denmark)
  • 2013 - Bronisław Komorowski (as President of Poland)
  • 2012 - Andris Bērziņš (as President of Latvia)
  • 2011 - Harald V of Norway (as King of Norway)
  • 2009 - Tarja Halonen (as President of Finland)
  • 2009 - Bamir Topi (as President of Albania)
  • 2009 - Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani (as Emir of Qatar)
  • 2009 - Albert II (as Sovereign Prince of Monaco)
  • 2009 - Vladimir Voronin (as President of Moldova)
  • 2008 - Matthew Festing (as Grand Master of the Knights Hospitaller)
  • 2008 - Ivan Gašparovič (as President of Slovakia)
  • 2008 - Valdis Zatlers (as President of Latvia)
  • 2008 - Lech Kaczyński (as President of Poland)
  • 2007 - Alfred Moisiu (as President of Albania)
  • 2007 - Viktor Yushchenko (as President of Ukraine)
  • 2007 - Karolos Papoulias (as President of Greece)
  • 2006 - Tassos Papadopoulos (as President of Cyprus)
  • 2006 - Edward Fenech-Adami (as President of Malta)
  • 2005 - Stjepan Mesić (as President of Croatia, presented to him by Vladimir Šeks, the President of Sabor)
  • 2004 - Ricardo Lagos (as President of Chile)
  • 2003 - Ion Iliescu (as President of Romania)
  • 2002 - Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin (as King of Malaysia)
  • 2002 - Ferenc Mádl (as President of Hungary)
  • 2002 - Elizabeth II (as Queen of the United Kingdom)
  • 2001 - Milan Kučan (as President of Slovenia)
  • 2001 - Carlo Azeglio Ciampi (as President of Italy)
  • 2001 - Rudolf Schuster (as President of Slovakia)
  • 2001 - Nursultan Nazarbayev (as President of Kazakhstan)
  • 2001 - Aleksander Kwaśniewski (as President of Poland)
  • 2001 - Rexhep Meidani (as President of Albania)
  • 2001 - Thomas Klestil (as President of Austria)
  • 2000 - Emil Constantinescu (as President of Romania)
  • 1998 - Constantinos Stephanopoulos (as President of Greece)
  • 1997 - Oscar Luigi Scalfaro (as President of Italy)
  • 1995 - Franjo Tuđman (as the President of Croatia, presented to him by Nedjeljko Mihanović, the President of Sabor)
  • 1995 - Carlos Menem (as President of Argentina)
  • 1994 - Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle (as President of Chile)
  • 1994 - Sami Süleyman Gündoğdu Demirel (as President of Turkey)
  • 1993 - Juan Antonio Samaranch (as President of the International Olympic Committee)
  • 1993 - Francesco Cossiga (as lifetime senator and 8th President of the Italian Republic)
  • References

    Grand Order of King Tomislav Wikipedia


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