Diplomatic missions

Africa

Asia

Australia and Oceania

Europe

North America

South America

Belgium, Brussels, Permanent Representation of the Republic of Bulgaria

Key officers

KEY OFFICERS

H.E. Mr. Dimiter TZANTCHEV 
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Permanent Representative of the Republic of Bulgaria to the EU, COREPER II

Ivanka TASHEVA
Counsellor
Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Bulgaria to the EU, COREPER I

Asya TSVETANOVA
Counsellor
Representative of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Political and Security Committee (PSC)

Desislava Filipova
Secretary 

 

Coordination COREPER-II

 

Assia TRAYCHEVA
First Secretary
ANTICI diplomat, COREPER-II Coordination, Institutional and horizontal issues, European Council

Ognyan KARASTAMATOV
Third Secretary
Deputy ANTICI diplomat, COREPER-II Coordination, Institutional and horizontal issues, European Council

Stefania GRADINAROVA
Assistant
COREPER-II Coordination

Coordination COREPER-I

Dessislava STOYKOVA
MERTENS diplomat, COREPER-I Coordination

Tsveta NETSOVA
Assistant
COREPER-I Coordination

 

Coordination COREPER-II/COREPER I/PSC

Yovo PANCHEV
Third Secretary
Coordination COREPER-II, COREPER-I and PSC, Staff Regulations

Press and Information

Dimitar YAPRAKOV
Counsellor
Media and Public Relations

European Parliament

Yulian YAKIMOV
Minister Plenipotentiary
European Parliament

Legal and Institutional Affairs

Daniela DRAMBOZOVA
Second Secretary
Judicial and Institutional Issues, Implementation of EU Laws, Breaches of EU law, Rule of Law, Translation Quality

Anna POPOVA
First Secretary

International Public Law, Court of Justice of the EU, Maritime Law, Countering Hybrid Threats

Antoaneta DIMITROVA
First Secretary
Enlargement, Consultation and Verification Mechanism for Bulgaria and Romania, EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey

Stanislav TODOROV
Counsellor
Negotiations for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU (Brexit)

Protocol, Administrative Affairs and Accounting

Metodi GERASIMOV
Attaché
Head of Protocol

Elena YAKIMOVA
Assistant
Protocol

Reneta ZDRAVKOVA
Head of Financial Department, Administrative and Financial Affairs

Vania Naydenova
Cashier

Nadia DASKALOVA
Administrator
Accommodation, Accreditation, Translator

Pravdoljuba BOZHINOVA
Administrator
Accreditation, Accommodation

 

Common Foreign and Security Policy/Development Cooperation/COPS Coordination

Dimiter STANCHEV
First Secretary
NICOLAIDIS diplomat, PSC Coordination

Boyko VALCHEV
Assistant
PSC Coordination

Georgi GEORGIEV
Counsellor
Working Party Africa, Working Party Transatlantic Relations

Stillian MINKOFF
Second Secretary
Working Party Asia and Oceania, Working Party Middle East and Persian Gulf, ASEM, ASEAN

Kalina CHOLAKOVA
Attaché
Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Eastern Partnership, OSCE, The Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC), Black Sea Synergy

Yordan TOPCHIYSKI
Attaché
Committee for Civilian Aspects of Crisis Management (CIVCOM), EU Maritime Security Strategy

Tsvetomira GEORGIEVA
Third  Secretary
Mashreq and Maghreb, Middle East Peace Process, Union for the Mediterranean 

Iveta TZONEVA
Second Secretary
Latin America, EU Staff Regulations incl. seconded national experts, Internships

Albena PEEVA
First Secretary
Foreign Relations Counsellors (RELEX), Sanctions, Judicial and Institutional Issues

Veselin NIKOLAEV
Minister Plenipotentiary
Western Balkans, Enlargement, Council for Regional Cooperation

Yana MIHAYLOVA-PEYCHEVA
Third Secretary

 

Cooperation for Development, 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Humanitarian Aid and Food assistance, The Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI), UN

Yanitsa STOEVA
Attaché                         
Human Rights, European  Endowment  for  Democracy, Council of Europe, UN, Non-proliferation and Arms Control

Alexandre STOYKOV
Counsellor
Terrorism – External Aspects

Vice Admiral Mitko PETEV
Military Representative to NATO and EU, EU Military Committee (EUMC)

Colonel Plamen ILIEV
Deputy Military Representative to the EU, EU Military Committee (EUMC), General coordination and organization of the military aspects of the CSDP

Colonel Vencislav VASSILEV
Counsellor
Politico-Military Group (PMG), General coordination and organization of the politico-military aspects of the CSDP

Lieutenant Colonel Krasimir LAZAROV
EU Military Committee (EUMC), EU military missions and operations, Military concepts and doctrines

Lieutenant Colonel Atanas PETROV
EU Military Committee (EUMC), EU military operations, Military training, Rapid response forces, EU Battlegroups

Kiril Angelov
First Secretary
Politico-Military Group (PMG), , European Defence Agency (EDA),  Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO), European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP), European Defence Fund (EDF), European Security and Defence College (ESDC)

Orlin GERGOV
First Secretary
Politico-Military Group (PMG), European Defence Agency (EDA), EU Satellite Center (SatCen), EU-NATO cooperation, Countering Hybrid threats - defence aspects
Trade Policy

Boyan NATAN
Minister Plenipotentiary , Head of sector Trade
Trade Policy Committee, EFTA, Dual-Use Goods, Relations with the EFTA States

Kiril YURUKOV
Second Secretary
TPC Services and Investments, TPC STIS, Committee on Investment Agreements, Services and Investment, Export Credits, World Trade Organization, Bilateral and Regional Trade Issues

Rumen KAMENOV
Minister Plenipotentiary
Africa, Caribbean and Pacific, Trade and Development

Financial, Economic, Monetary Policy and Cohesion Policy

 

IANI IVANOV
Counsellor, Head of sector Economic and Financial Affairs
ECOFIN Coordination, Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), International Monetary Fund (IMF), European Investment Bank (EIB), Multiannual Financial Framework, Coordination of State Aid issues

Snejanka KOLEVA
Counsellor
Financial services, Banks, Measures against money laundering and terrorist financing

Pavel MANCHENKO
Counsellor
Customs matters, Customs Union

Todor VALCHEV
First Secretary
Financial services, Securities, Financial Instruments and Markets, Capital Markets Union, Insurance and Pension Insurance

Daniela VATRACHKI
Second Secretary
EU Budget, Multiannual Financial Framework, Own Resources, European Court of Auditors

Tatyana KOLEVA
First Secretary
Taxation, VAT and excise duties, Company Law

Dessilava YORDANOVA
Counsellor Macro regional strategies, Structural measures, Outermost regions, Territorial cooperation, Danube Strategy, Regional Development, Committee of the Regions

Lazar TODOROV
Minister Plenipotentiary
Structural measures, Cohesion policy and EU structural instruments, European Regional Development Fund, Cohesion Fund, Just Transition Fund

Irena NIKOLOVA
Counsellor
Structural measures, Legislation in the field of Cohesion policy, European territorial cooperation, European Structural and Investment Funds, European Social Fund, European Court of Auditors

 

Justice and Home Affairs

Petar RASHKOV
Minister Plenipotentiary, Head of sector Justice
Police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters

Georgi RUPCHEV
Minister Plenipotentiary
Criminal Law, European Judicial Network in criminal matters, Judicial reform, Rule of law

Bilyana BELYAKOVA
Counsellor
Civil law, e-law, Data protection, Civil and Commercial matters, Rule of law, Judicial reform

Irina KUZMANOVA
Second Secretary
Civil and criminal matters, Company law, Civil and commercial matters

Velizar ZHULEV
Second secretary

 

Drugs, Fight against fraud, Asylum and Migration, Readmission committees  

Dimana DOYNOVA
Second Secretary
Cooperation in the field of Internal Security, Police cooperation, Terrorism, Exchange of information and Data protection, Rule of law, Fight against organized crime

Natalia KOLIKOVA (accredited to the Delegation of the Republic of Bulgaria to NATO)
Counsellor
Coordination on counter-terrorism issues

Stefan DELCHEV (accredited to the Delegation of the Republic of Bulgaria to NATO)
Second Secretary
Civil Defence and Crisis Management

Birsen KARABADZHAKOVA
First Secretary
Visa and Consular issues

Miroslava SEMKOVA
Counsellor
Information Security Officer

Alexey MARINOV
First Secretary
Competitiveness (Internal Market, Industry)

Kalin TOMOV
Counsellor, Head of sector Economy and Competitiveness Internal Market, Competitiveness and Growth, Foods, Consumer Protection, Industrial policy, Single Digital Portal

Iliyana ATANASOVA
Counselor
Competitiveness and Growth - better regulation, Technical Harmonisation, Space policy, Statistics

Velin EDROV
First Secretary
Intellectual property – Patent, Design, Trade Marks, application, European Patent Office, European Union Intellectual Property Office

 

Agriculture and Fisheries

Marina BRAKALOVA
Counsellor, Head of sector Agriculture and fishery
Special Committee on Agriculture (SCA), Common agricultural policy (CAP)

Zefira ESKIDAROVA
First secretarySpecial Committee on Agriculture (SCA), Forestry, Agricultural statistics, Horizontal agricultural issues

Antoaneta GINOVA
Second secretary
Phytosanitary Issues, Food Safety, Pesticides

Teodora PETKOVA
Counsellor
Veterinary matters, Animal products and feed, GMOs

Georgi RALCHEV
First Secretary
Fisheries Policy, Committees on Fisheries

Petar VALCHEV
Third Secretary
Financial management, control and audit of the agricultural funds, research / reconciliation procedures, Rural development

 

Transport, Telecommunications and Energy

Vanya DIMITORVA
Counsellor, Head of sector Transport and Telecommunications
Air transport, Aviation safety, Aviation security, Single European Sky

Stephan STANCHEV
Counsellor
Maritime transport, Inland waterways

Miroslava BORISSOVA
First Secretary
Road and Rail Transport

Kalina DIMITROVA
First Secretary
Telecommunications and Information Society, Postal Services

Dinela KAYTAZKA
Third secretary
Cyber security

Tsvetoslav MITEV
Second secretary
E-governance

Petya ICHEVA
First Secretary, Head of sector Еnergy
Conventional Energy

Ivelina IVANOVA
Second secretary
Nuclear energy, Nuclear safety 

 

Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer protection

Todor KRASTEV
Counsellor, Head of sector Employment and Social Policy

Social Protection, Employment, Social inclusion

Mihail ILIEV
Second secretary
Social policy, Labour migration and integration

Zlatimira DOBREVA
First Secretary
Healthcare, Pharmaceutical Products and Medical Devices

Environment

Kalin ILIEV
Counsellor, Head of sector Environment
Waste management, Biodiversity, Air quality

Detelina PEICHEVA
Counsellor, Water management, Horizontal and Global Environmental Issues

Radoslav LOZANOV
Third Secretary
Climate change

 

Education, Research, Youth, Culture and Sport

Nevena IVANOVA
Second Secretary
Education Committee

Evgeni EVGENIEV
First Secretary
Education, Research and Innovation

Yasen GYUROV
First Secretary
Sport and Youth

Evgenia BLASKOVA
Counsellor, Head of sector Culture and Audiovisual Policy

Zhivka HASKIYA
Second Secretary
Culture, Audiovisual Policy and Copyright

 

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