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ELENA SHEKERLETOVA

PERMANENT SECRETARY


 

Professional career

1990–1992    Law expert at the Administration of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria

1992    joins the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria

1992–1993    Head of Cabinet of the Foreign Minister

1993–1996    Minister Plenipotentiary at the Bulgarian Embassy in Vienna

1996–1997    Expert at the Office for Consular Relations

1997–1999    Advisor and Deputy Head of Cabinet of the Foreign Minister

1999–2002    Head of the Bulgarian Diplomatic Bureau in Bonn

2002–2004    State expert and Head of Division at Directorate "Europe II"

2004–2008    Minister Plenipotentiary at the Bulgarian Embassy in Berlin

2008–2011    Head of Division at Directorate "European Countries"

2012–2016    Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Bulgaria in Austria
 

Education

Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", Master in Law;

Specialization in Constitutional and International Public Law at the Max-Planck-Institute, Heidelberg;

Course in European Studies at the European Academy, Berlin;

German language high school "B. Brecht", Pazardzhik.
 

Foreign Languages: German, Spanish, English, Russian, Chinese
 

Honours:

Silver Honor Badge of MFA (2007)

Golden Honor Badge of MFA (2015)

Golden Cross of St. Leopold (2016)

Grand Decoration of Honour in Gold with Sash for Services to the Republic of Austria (2017)

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