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Press release

Brussels, 1 May 2013

New Head of European Commission Representation in Bulgaria

Today, Mr Ognian Zlatev takes office as the new Head of the European Commission's Representation in Sofia.

Mr Zlatev has been working since 2011 as Head of Communication at the Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion. In this role he helped communicating effectively the Commission's actions to tackle youth unemployment and social inclusion.

Mr Zlatev has extensive professional experience in communication, media development and NGO management. Before joining the European Commission, he served on the Managing Board of Bulgarian National Television (the public service broadcaster). Prior to that Mr Zlatev founded and managed the Media Development Centre in Bulgaria and was a founding member and President of the South-East European Network for Professionalisation of the Media (SEENPM). Other previous posts include Director of the Information Centre for the Open Society Institute in Sofia, Manager of the BBC Centre in Bulgaria and Exchange Officer at the British Council office in Bulgaria.

Mr Zlatev brings to his new role a track record of working with media stakeholders and NGOs in Bulgaria and other south-eastern European countries. He has a strong background in communication related to EU integration, EU policies and EU institutions.


The European Commission has Representations in all 27 EU Member States and Regional Offices in Barcelona, Belfast, Bonn, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Marseille, Milan, Munich and Wrocław. They inform the media and public about EU policies and report to the European Commission on significant developments in the country. The Representations are under the authority of Vice-President Viviane Reding.

For more information

Homepage of Vice-President Viviane Reding, EU Justice Commissioner:

Homepage of the Representation in Bulgaria:

Contacts :

Mina Andreeva (+32 2 299 13 82)

Natasha Bertaud (+32 2 296 74 56)

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