Dr. Andrey Kovatchev is a Bulgarian politician, Member of the European Parliament, a federalist and Head of the Bulgarian Delegation in the EPP Group in the European Parliament. Dr. Andrey Kovatchev is a Chairman of the Union of the European Federalists in Bulgaria. Since 2011 he is a Vice-President of the Union of the European Federalist. In January 2012 he was elected vice-chair of AFET – Committee on Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament.
Born on 13.12.1967 in Sofia.
Andrey Kovatchev has a degree in Biology form Saarland University, Germany (1990–1995). Later he obtained a PhD in Biology from the same university.
From 2007 Andrey Kovatchev is a Vice- chairman of the Committee on Foreign Policy and European Affairs and Vice – International Secretary of political party GERB (Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria). Andrey Kovatchev became a Member of the European Parliament after the elections in 2009 form the ticket of PP GERB. Since March 2011 Andrey Kovatchev has been vice-president of the Union of European Federalists. Furthermore he is a Chairman of the Union of the European Federalists in Bulgaria. Since January 2012 he is vice-chairman of AFET – Committee on Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament.
Dr. Andrey Kovatchev is a Member and a vice-chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs in the European Parliament; he is a member of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence and the Delegation for Relations with the United States; He is a Substitute of the Committee on Regional Development and in the Delegation for Relations with the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).