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Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria

Head of Mission

head of mission

 

Avgustina Tzvetkova – Karabascheva

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
of the Republic of Bulgaria to Bosnia and Herzegovina
 
 
Ambassador Avgustina Tzvetkova is a graduate from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” in History and Archeology. 
 
Her professional career started as a journalist with the Bulgarian National Radio and the Bulgarian National Television. 
 
During the period of 1995 - 2006 she was Program Director and Secretary General of the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria.
 
She served as a Vice President of the Atlantic Treaty Association and chaired the Euro-Atlantic Education Initiative Foundation.
 
From September 2009 to March 2010 Avgustina Tzvetkova was a political adviser to Mr. Nickolay Mladenov in both his capacities as Minister of Defence and subsequently, Minister of Foreign Affairs. 
 
From March 2010 till March 2013 she was a Deputy Defence Minister with a portfolio encompassing strategic planing and defence policy,  bilateral consultations, relations with NATO and the EU, and anti-corruption policies.
 
In the period 2015 - 2016  Mrs. Tzvetkova served as a defence and security adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria. 
 
Since 5 October 2016 she is an Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to Bosnia and Herzegovina.
 
Her additional areas of expertise comprise regional cooperation, Euro-Atlantic integration and NATO Building Integrity Programme (BI).
 
In 2013 Mrs. Tzvetkova became a senior adviser at Transparency International (TI)-UK Defence and Security Programme and a BI NATO subject matter expert. 
 
She participated as a speaker at the UN Anti-corruption Convent in Panama;Peace Support Operations Training Centre (PSOTC), Sarajevo; International Anti-corruption Academy, Vienna; NATO BI Conferences in Monterey and Washington DC; Sixth Global Conference of Parliamentarians Against Corruption in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
 
Mrs. Tzvetkova was a key note speaker at the TI UK Senior Leaders Days in Georgia and Ukraine.
 
She is a lecturer at NATO School in Oberammergau, Germany; NDU Shrivenham, UK; National Defence University of Ukraine; George C. Marshall Center - European Center for Security Studies, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. 

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