Emilia Kraleva

Deputy minister of foreign affairs

Supervises the activities of:
  • Political Affairs General Directorate;
  • European Affairs General Directorate;
  • European Union Policy and Institutions Directorate;
  • Common Foreign and Security Policy Directorate;
  • Southeast Europe Directorate;
  • Security Policy Directorate. 

Professional career

1988 – 1992
Foreign Policy Information Team, Institute of International Relations and Foreign Policy to the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

1992 – 1995
Desk officer for Greece and Cyprus, Southeast Europe Directorate, Attaché, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria

1995 – 1998
Attaché, Political Affairs, Bulgarian Embassy in Athens, Greece

1998 – 2001
Regional cooperation and Western Balkans Department, Southeast Europe Directorate, Third/Second Secretary

2001 – 2004
DHM, Bulgarian Embassy in Athens, Greece, First Secretary

2004 – 2006
Head of Section, CFSP Department, European Integration Directorate

2006 – 2009
Political Affairs Counsellor, Bulgarian Embassy in London, UK, Counsellor

2009 – 2012
CFSP Department Head, European Correspondent/Deputy Political Director, Minister-Plenipotentiary

2012 – 2016
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Hellenic Republic

November 2016
Director General for Political Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria, Ambassador

Education and Training

1983 – 1988
Masters Degree in History, University of Sofia St. Kliment Ohridski; English language (2nd subject)

1989 – 1990
Greek language, Institute for Foreign Students and Languages

Clingendael Institute of International Relations, The Hague, The Netherlands

2000, 2011
George Marshall European Center for Security Studies, College of International and Security Studies, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Foreign languages

English, Greek, Russian, French


Grand Cross of the Order of the Phoenix of the Hellenic Republic