Ekaterina Zakharieva

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Ekaterina Zakharieva
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Zakharieva in 2017
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Assumed office
4 May 2017
Prime MinisterBoyko Borisov
Preceded byRadi Naidenov
Minister of Justice
In office
3 January 2015 – 27 January 2017
Prime MinisterBoyko Borisov
Preceded byHristo Ivanov
Succeeded byMaria Pavlova
Personal details
Born (1975-08-08) 8 August 1975 (age 44)
Pazardzhik, Bulgaria
Political partyGERB
Alma materPlovdiv University

Ekaterina Spasova Gecheva-Zakharieva (Bulgarian: Екатерина Спасова Гечева-Захариева) (born 8 August 1975) is a Bulgarian politician who has served as Foreign Minister of Bulgaria since 4 May 2017. She was interim Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Regional development from 2013.

Early life and education[edit]

Zakharieva was born in Pazardzhik in 1975. He becoming fluent in German at her local college, the attended the University of Plovdiv where she graduated in law. This was followed by a law master's degree.[1]


She worked a lawyer until 2003. She then became a legal Advisor of the Ministry of Environment and Water. Zakharieva became the Director of Legal, Administrative and Regulatory Services in 2007.[1]

Entering politics in 2009, she became the Minister of Regional Development to Rossen Plevneliev. When Plevneliev became President of Bulgaria, he chose her for the position one of the Deputy Prime ministers from March to May in 2013.[2] She was interim deputy Prime Minister to Marin Raykov in the Bulgarian Cabinet.

In 2013 she was the minister of Regional Development.[citation needed] From 18 December 2015 she served as Minister of Justice until 27 January 2017. She became the Foreign Minister of Bulgaria on 4 May 2017.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Ekaterina Zakharieva, President of the Republic, retrieved January 2014
  2. ^ Visit of Ekaterina Zaharieva, Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Regional Development and Public Works, to the EC, March 2013, retrieved January 2014
  3. ^ "Minister of Foreign Affairs". The Republic of Bulgaria.
Political offices
Preceded by
Hristo Ivanov
Minister of Justice
Succeeded by
Maria Pavlova
Preceded by
Radi Naidenov
Minister of Foreign Affairs