Monday, 1 June 2020

Nickolay Mladenov"s Biography

Nickolay E. Mladenov was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs by the 41st National Assembly on the 27th of January 2010.
Between July 2009 and January 2010 he was a Minister of Defence.
In 2007, Mr. Mladenov was elected Member of the European Parliament, where he sat on the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection, the Committee on Foreign Affairs and its Sub-Committee on Security and Defence. During his time at the EP, Nickolay Mladenov was vice-chair of the Delegation for Relations with Iraq. He was also member of the EP Delegations for Relations with Israel and with Afghanistan.
Between 2001 and 2005, Mr. Mladenov was Member of Parliament at the 39th National Assembly, where he served as deputy chair of the Committee on European Integration and member of the Defence and Security Committee.

During this time, Nickolay Mladenov was also representative at the European Convention on drafting of the European Constitution.

Since 2005 he has been adviser to the World Bank, the National Democratic Institute, the International Republican Institute, and other international organisations in South Eastern Europe and the Middle East, including Egypt, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, and Morocco.

He has also worked for the World Bank and the Open Society Foundation in Bulgaria and South Eastern Europe, as well as an election observer in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine, and Pakistan. In 2008, he headed the European Union Election Observation Mission to Ghana.
Nickolay Mladenov is a King's College London graduate with a Master’s Degree in War Studies and has a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the University of National and World Economy Sofia. He speaks English, French, and Russian.