In June 2007, at the first European elections in Bulgaria, I was elected a Member of the European Parliament in ALDE group, from the NDSV Party ticket. In the European Parliament I am a Chairwoman to the Delegation for relations with Switzerland, Iceland and Norway and the European Economic Area (EEA). I am a member of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, and a substitute member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs. During the first six months of my mandate, I have been nominated to report on the positions concerning “The Demographic Future of Europe”, “The Health and Safety Conditions at Work”, and also as an ALDE “shadow reporter” for the position “EU Strategy on the Consumers’ Policy 2007-2013″. On November 14th, I was elected a member of the EP Lisbon Strategy Coordination Group, from the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe quota. The ultimate objectives of the group, that will consider the integrated guidelines for 2009-2011, is to elaborate an European Parliament’s resolution, analyzing the progress, the difficulties and the forthcoming challenges and priorities on the way to achieve what the Lisbon Strategy has foreseen. The document is expected to be finalized by March 2008. I am taking part also in the interparliamentary groups for “Urban Development” and “Sustainable Development – Nature and Coastal Tourism”.
I am born on 12.07.1973 in Varna, Bulgaria. My Masters’ Degree in Economics, International political and economic relations I have defended in the Academy of Economics, Cracow, Poland; I have completed my postgraduate studies in International and European Policies and Management in the University of Amsterdam. I have worked as a consultant in Intereuropea – Varna. Since 2000 I started my European career in Brussels as a trainee in the European Commission, DG INFSO; as an expert in information and communications in Telecities / Eurocities; as a policy officer in Eurocities – Brussels; as a representative of the Bulgarian municipality of Svoge to Brussels and as a founding member of the “Eurpractex” /NGO/. In 2005, I went back to Bulgaria, where, till the time of my election to the European Parliament, I worked as a Director for “Projects and Programs Management” Department in the Ministry of State Administration and Administrative Reform in Sofia.
My working languages are: English, Polish, Italian, French, Russian and Spanish.