Nikola Poposki is current Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia*. Before appointing him as minister in 2011, he was head of the Mission of the Republic of Macedonia to the EU. Since 2006 and 2009, Poposki has been working as team leader at the Joint Research Center at the European Commission. At the beginning of his career, since 2001 and 2004, he was part of the team of the Embassy of the French Republic to the Republic of Macedonia*.
Poposki is born in 1977 in Skopje, married and a proud father of three children. He finished two master studies, one in European Economic Studies at the College of Europe – Bruges, and the other in Languages and International Trade in the EU at the University of Rennes and University of Skopje. He speaks fluently French and English, and several languages at intermediary level such as Italian, Dutch and Croatian.
Before entering in the field of international relations and diplomacy, Poposki builds his experience in economics as client relationship manager at the DEPFA Bank in Dublin. At the beginning of the 21st century, he was employed as manager’s assistant at the British Royal Engineers Quality. In the 2003 and 2004 he was part of the analysis and development department at the Rouen Port Authorities.
*The Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies, following the EU and UN practice, always uses the provisional reference: The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.