Philip Dimitrov will be the new Head of EU Delegations in Georgia
Philip Dimitrov, former Bulgarian Prime Minister, right-wing leader and senior diplomat has been appointed as an EU ambassador to Georgia. He will be the new Head of EU Delegations under 2010 rotation in Georgia.
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton approved 28 ambassadors and one deputy head to the Union's delegations around the world, reported BTA.
As earlier Europe Gateway announced to the final round had successfully passed only two Bulgarians - Dimitrov and Stefan Tafrov. There were a total of 18 candidates from Bulgaria.
Dimitrov will be the first Bulgarian who is appointed to senior post in the European External Action Service.
Dimitrov was born in Sofia. He graduated with a law degree from Sofia University and he worked as an attorney. He became a Deputy President of the Green Party in 1990. Green Party was one of the three biggest parties in the Union of the Democratic Forces (UDF).
As la eader of UDF Dimitrov formed a minority government in 1991. Philip Dimitrov became Prime Minister. However, conflict within the UDF and with the Movement for Rights and Freedoms led to negative vote of confidence in Parliament in 1992. In 1994 he withdrew of UDF after the party lost the elections.
In April 1997 he was appointed an Ambassador of Bulgaria at the UN, New York, and from August 1998 to January 2002 took the position of an Ambassador of Bulgaria to the USA.
In 2001 Dimitrov resigned from his post and became active in the Union of Democratic Forces again.