Rumiana Jeleva

MEP: 2007/2009
Rumiana Ruseva Jeleva was born on April 18, 1969 in the village of Zagortsi. She was Bulgaria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs between July 2009 and January 2010, the third woman to hold this office after Irina Bokova and Nadezhda Mihailova. Jeleva was a key figure in the “Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria” (GERB) political party which won the 2009 parliamentary elections. She served as Member of the European Parliament (MEP) and headed the Bulgarian delegation in the EPP Group. She was nominated by Prime Minister Boyko Borisov as Commissioner in the “Barroso II Commission” and was affiliated with the European People’s Party (EPP).
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