Bulgaria's New Justice Minister Says Brussels Approved of Her
Bulgaria's new Justice Minister Diana Kovacheva has pointed out that the European Union has supported her for the position.
"As far as I know, my candidacy was supported by Brussels," Kovacheva stated in an interview for the bTV private channel on Thursday.
Kovacheva, who was officially appointed on Wednesday, further revealed that Prime Minister Boyko Borisov personally called her two weeks before the country's recent presidential elections to propose her the job.
"It was really a big surprise for me, but I must say the Ministry of Justice is a challenge for every jurist," the newly appointed cabinet member said.
Kovacheva replaced Margarita Popova, who was elected in October as Vice President on the ticket of the ruling, center-right Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party (GERB).
Diana Kovacheva was born in Sofia, in 1975. She graduated with a law degree from the Sofia "Kliment Ohridski" University. Kovacheva had worked for the Institute for Legal Sciences at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS). She became Executive Director of Transparency International Bulgaria in 2002.
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