Bulgarian members of the Council

ECFR has brought together a distinguished Council of over three hundred Members – politicians, decision makers, thinkers and business people from the EU’s member states and candidate countries – which meets once a year as a full body. Through geographical and thematic task forces, members provide ECFR staff with advice and feedback on policy ideas and help with ECFR’s activities within their own countries. The Council is chaired by Carl Bildt, Lykke Friis and Norbert Röttgen.

ECFR’s Bulgarian Council Members are:

  • Andrey Kovatchev – Member of the European Parliament 
  • Djema Grozdanova – Chairperson of the Foreign Policy Committee of the 44th Bulgarian National Assembly
  • Georgi Pirinski – Former member of the European Parliament
  • Ivan Krastev – Chair of the Board and Programme Director of Centre for Liberal Strategies
  • Ivaylo Kalfin – Former Deputy Prime-Minister and Minister of Labour and Social Policy (2014-2016)
  • Kamelia Slaveykova – Country Chair Shell Bulgaria & Greece External Relations Manager Shell Central & Eastern Europe & Mediterranean
  • Nickolay Mladenov – UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process
  • Rosen Plevneliev – Former President of Bulgaria (2012-2017)
  • Eva Maydell-  Member of the European Parliament, President of the European Movement International
  • Kristalina Georgieva – Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
  • Monika Panayotova – Member of Parliament; former Deputy Prime Minister for the Bulgarian Council Presidency