Marshall Memorial Fellowship Alumnus Named Bulgarian Minister Of Foreign Affairs
The German Marshall Fund congratulates Daniel Mitov, MMF ‘08, recently appointed Caretaker Minister of Foreign Affairs, for Bulgaria.
Mitov assumes this role as part of a “Europe-friendly” interim cabinet, recently instated to govern Bulgaria in place of the previous government, until the October 5 elections can be held.
Bulgaria’s Prime Minister, Plamen Oresharski, and his cabinet resigned in July following a tumultuous year marked by a banking crisis, conflicts with the European Union, and a number of public protests.
The interim government’s focus is to help stabilize Bulgaria, provide greater transparency and dialogue, and improve Bulgarian relations with the EU and NATO.
Most recently, Mitov worked as a Resident Representative for the National Democratic Institute (NDI) in Brussels. Prior to his position in Brussels, Mitov worked with NDI in the Middle East, including countries such as Iraq, Libya, Yemen, and Tunisia. Mitov served as executive director of Democracy Foundation and deputy-chairman of the political party, Democrats for Strong Bulgaria (DSB). Mitov graduated from Kliment Ohridski in Sofia, Bulgaria.