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20.02.2012, 16:50

Nickolay Mladenov

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria, Sofia

Expertise:
•    Foreign and Defence Policy of the Republic of Bulgaria
•    European Affairs
•    The Middle East

Nickolay Evtimov Mladenov was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria by the 41st National Assembly on January 27th 2010. Between July 2009 and January 2010 he was Minister of Defence of the Republic of Bulgaria. Between 2007 and 2009, he was a Member of the European Parliament. He served on the Foreign Affairs Committee – Security and Defence Subcommittee, and on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee. He was also First vicechair of the Delegation for relations with Iraq and served on the delegations for Israel and Afghanistan. Since 2005 he has consulted the World Bank, NDI, IRI and other international organizations in South Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen and Morocco. Between 2001 and 2005 Mr. Mladenov was a Member of the Bulgarian Parliament where he served as Vice-Chairman of the European Integration Committee and sat on the Foreign and Defence Policy Committee. During that period he was representative to the Constitutional Convention on the Future of Europe. Previously he worked for the World Bank and the Open Society Institute for Bulgaria and South East Europe. He was election observer in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine, and Pakistan. In 2008 he headed the EU election observation mission to Ghana. Mr. Mladenov has a MA degree in War Studies from King’s College, London, BA and MA - International Relations, from the University for National and World Economy, Sofia.

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