With the Bulgarian presidency approaching in January 2018, it is essential to gain early information on what to expect in terms of the presidencies strategic agenda and goals. Ambassador Dimiter Tzantchev is in the prime position to inform members on the priorities of the Bulgarian presidency in this EU Committee briefing.
Ambassador | Permanent Representation of Bulgaria to the EU
Dimiter Tzantchev became Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Bulgaria to the EU in March 2012. He was previously the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria from 2010 to 2012. Before this role, Dimiter Tzantchev was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to the State of Israel from 2008 to 2010. He has also held the position of Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria (MFA) from 2005 to 2008, after finishing his role as Head of NATO and European Security and Defense Policy Department, MFA in 2005. He previously represented Bulgaria as Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Bulgaria to the United Nations Office and the other International Organizations in Geneva from 2002 to 2005. Prior to that he was appointed the Foreign Policy Secretary to the President of the Republic of Bulgaria Petar Stoyanov from 2001 to 2002. Earlier on in his career, he held various positions as desk officer, Director of Middle East and North Africa Department and Deputy Chief of Mission in various countries. Dimiter Tzantchev began his career as Editor at the Bulgarian National Radio in 1992. He holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) specialized in International Law and International Relations as well as Masters in Arab Studies both from Sofia University.