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EKATERINA ZAHARIEVA - Deputy Prime Minister for Judicial Reform and Minister of Foreign Affairs

Born in Pazardjik, Bulgaria in 1975

 

Master’s Degree in Law from the University of Plovdiv "Paisii Hilendarski".

Specialized at the National School of Administration (ENA) in Paris, the European Commission for Democracy through Law (the Venice Commission) of the Council of Europe,and the Institute of Public Administration in Dublin, Ireland.

 

2001 – 2003: Attorney-at-law practice

2003 – 2009: Legal Advisor and Director of the Legal Directorate at the Ministry of Environment and Water.

2009 – 2013: Deputy Minister of Regional Development and Public Works in the first government of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov.

2012 – 2013 Secretary General of the Administration of President Rossen Plevneliev.

2013 – 2015: Chief of Staff to the President of the Republic of Bulgaria

March 13 – May 29, 2013 and August 6 – November 7, 2014: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Regional Development and Public Works in the first and second caretaker government of President Rossen Plevneliev.

December 18, 2015 - January 27, 2017: Minster of Justice in the second government of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov.

 

Elected Member of Parliament from Political Party GERB from the 13th Multi-mandate Constituency – Pazardjik.