Cause and Effect in European Politics and Law

Bulgaria's foreign minister will for the first time appear officially in public

Adelina Marini, August 23, 2009

A little more than a month after the new government took an oath at the National Assembly, the new foreign minister of Bulgaria Dr. Rumyana Zheleva will present her political cabinet officially for the media. This will be her first public appearance if we do not count the greeting of Danka Panchova who has been released from a 9-month capture in Somalia last week. The deputies of Ms. Zheleva are three: Marin Raykov, who held this post also in the government of Mr. Ivan Kostov (1997-2001), Milen Lyutskanov and Krasimir Kostov who is a good expert in European affairs. Bulgaria will no longer have a minister for foreign affairs. It is expected the new spokesman of the ministry also to be officially announced today, replacing the current spokesperson Mr. Dragovest Goranov.

Last week undisclosed sources reported that Ms. Zheleva has chosen Vladislav Prelezov as the new spokesman of the Ministry. Until the parliamentary elections in July, Mr. Prelezov was a spokesperson of Ms. Emel Etem in the Ministry for extraordinary situations and, before that - in the Ministry of Defense.