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Ekaterina Zaharieva

Deputy Prime Minister for Judicial Reform and Minister of Foreign Affairs

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Ekaterina Zaharieva was born in Pazardjik, Bulgaria in 1975

May 4th, 2017: Elected by the 44th National Assembly for Deputy Prime Minister for Judicial Reform and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria in the third government of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov

March 26, 2017: Elected Member of Parliament from Political Party GERB in 13th Multi-member Constituency Pazardjik.

December 18th, 2015 - January 27th, 2017: Minster of Justice in the second government of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov. March 13th May 29th, 2013 and August 6th November 7th, 2014: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Regional Development and Public Works in the first and second caretaker government of President Rossen Plevneliev. 2013 2015: Chief of Staff to the President of the Republic of Bulgaria. 2012 2013 General Secretary of the Administration of President Rossen Plevneliev. 2009 2013: Deputy Minister of Regional Development and Public Works in the first government of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov. 2003 2009: Legal Advisor and Director of the Legal Directorate in the Ministry of Environment and Waters. 2001 2003: Attorney-at-law practice.

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, the Institute of Public Administration in Dublin, Ireland. Master’s Degree in Law from University of Plovp "Paisii Hilendarski". Graduated from “Bertholt Brecht” Foreign Language School in Pazardjik, Bulgaria.

Married. Fluent in German and English. Awarded Honour Badge of the Union of Bulgarian Jurists. Awarded Commander Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland.