Head of Mission
head of mission
H.E.Mrs. Nadezhda Neynsky
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Republic of Turkey
May 11-16, 2008 Harvard University, John Kennedy School of Government, Mastering Negotiation: Building Sustainable Agreements.
1993 BBC-London, Course on Public Relations.
1992 Harvard University, John Kennedy School of Government, Senior Managers in Government Certificate.
1991 (May- August) US Congress, Office of Congressman David Drier (R), Certificate for Accomplished program for Foreign Policy and Public Relations.
1980-1985 Master Degree in Linguistics from “St. Kliment Ohridski” University of Sofia
1975-1980 Spanish Language High School, Sofia
Since 2014 Member of ASPIDE International Advisory Board
Since 2014 Vice President of European Political Advisory Group
Since September 2012 President of SME Europe to the EPP
Since September 2011 President of SME Union to the EPP
Since 15 July 2009 Member of the European Parliament
Since 23 July 2008 Deputy Speaker, Bulgarian Parliament
Since April 2007 Vice President of SME Union to the EPP
Since 2007 Chairperson of the Small and Medium Enterprises Union-Bulgaria
Since 2006 Member of the Advisory Group for Southern Leaders’ Round Tables (SLRT) to the Special Unit for South-South Cooperation
Since 2006 Member of the International Advisory Committee to the Democracy Coalition Project, in partnership with Bertelsmann Foundation, Freedom House and Ghana Centre for Democratic Development.
Since December 2006 Chairperson of Right Alternative Union
Since September 2005 Member of Parliament, Member of the Foreign Affaires Committee and Member of the European Integration Committee
Since 2004 Chairperson of the Institute for Democracy and Stability in South-East Europe
2002-2005 Chairperson of the Union of Democratic Forces Party and Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group of the UDF
2001-2005 Member of the Parliament, 39th National Assembly; Member of the Foreign Policy, National Defence and Security Committee
1999-2006 Vice President of the European People’s Party
Co-Chair of the EPP’s Foreign Relations Committee
1997-2001 Minister of Foreign Affaires of the centre-right cabinet of PM Ivan Kostov
1997 Member of Parliament, 38th National Assembly
1995 Deputy Chairperson of the centre-right Union of Democratic Forces
1994-1997 Member of the Parliament, 37th National Assembly; Member of the Foreign Policy Committee; Member of the Bulgarian delegation to the Council of Europe; Chairperson of the Committee for Parliamentary and Public Relations
1991-1993 Spokesperson of the centre-right cabinet of Fillip Dimitrov and Chief of the Government Press Center
1991 Spokesperson and Chief of the Press Center of the Union for Democratic Forces during the electoral campaign
1990-1991 Head of Foreign Relations Department of the Radical Democratic Party
1988-1990 Translator of Spanish poetry and English literature
1986-1988 Free-lance journalist
English, Spanish and Russian
Special golden distinction of the US Academy of Achievements;
Order of the Kingdom of Denmark, First Class;
Medal awarded by the Republic of Malta;
Badge of Honour, Venice;
Knight of the Legion of Honour, (France);
Cross of the order of public service awarded by the King of Spain;
B’nai B’rith medal of tolerance.