Emma Hopkins Appointed British Ambassador To Bulgaria

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Bulgaria: Emma Hopkins Appointed British Ambassador To Bulgaria Emma Kate Hopkins OBE. Photo: British Embassy Sofia

Emma Kate Hopkins OBE has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Bulgaria, announced the British Embassy in Sofia. 

She will succeed Jonathan Allen, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. 

Hopkins will take up her appointment during May 2015.

Hopkins transferred to the FCO in 2012 and is currently the Head of the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative. 

She received an OBE in the 2014 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to preventing sexual violence in conflict-affected countries overseas. 

A barrister by background, her career in government has spanned immigration, human rights, EU, organised crime as well as violence against women. 

Whilst at the Home Office she developed the strategy on human trafficking and delivered it through a national and international campaign. She received the “civil servant of the year” award for outstanding contribution to public service in 2008 for this work.

On her appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Bulgaria, Hopkins said:

“I am delighted to be appointed as British Ambassador to Bulgaria. It is a great privilege to have the opportunity to work with Bulgaria to further strengthen our bilateral relationship and achieve our shared objectives. I look forward to building on the strong existing relationship and working on issues of importance to both our countries. I have already heard a lot about the beauty of Bulgaria and the hospitality of its people, and the whole family is excited about coming!”

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Hueyis - 19 Sep 2014 // 20:22:47

Please look on Google Search and get the video of the words I wrote. That is the name of a song. I meant to hurt no one or cast a slander. It had more to do with one of the articles written....as to her qualifications. I apologize if I miss worded my article...i

karen marshall - 16 Sep 2014 // 15:25:54

This is a woman who has obviously worked hard all of her life to achieve success but who has also endeavoured to put something back into the world. How sad it is that some individuals, who have doubtless achieved and given a lot less than she has, should seek to diminish her worth. Your negative posts say more about you than about her.

Swaffhamboy - 9 Sep 2014 // 11:50:06

Diplomats are not chosen for their local knowledge that is what she has advisers for.
She will be there till she understands the problems then she will be moved on.
Britain may not have invented diplomacy but have honed it to a fine art.

Big Hairy Balls - 8 Sep 2014 // 23:57:35

"so could someone just remind me what qualifies her to be an ambassador to any country, let alone Bulgaria.... "

She did lick a lot of pussy when she was preventing that "sexual violence" so I guess that qualifies her (and most Western diplomats these days) to be Ambassador to the ALL IMPORTANT BALKAN TIGER GROWING ECONOMY OF THE PEOPLE"S REPUBLIC OF EMERGING MARKET BULGARIA.

Hueyis - 8 Sep 2014 // 22:25:21

She is a good hearted woman in love with a good timing man??? Love Britain also....

Seedy - 8 Sep 2014 // 22:07:00

Gosh, we ARE flattered! Joined the FCO two whole years ago and spent the time since then "preventing sexual violence" in conflict zones - so could someone just remind me what qualifies her to be an ambassador to any country, let alone Bulgaria....

malak petko - 8 Sep 2014 // 20:35:36

British are so clever and beautiful.

Deve - 8 Sep 2014 // 20:29:43

Dont put you money in KTB you won't get to it and the British Embassy won't get involved to help expats.

Goodnews - 8 Sep 2014 // 19:43:02

We should send this one out into the Bulgarian community. What about female empowerment to the Roma women, allow them to say no to excessive number of child births.

Surely just say no is a way to solve many of their problems as lack of sewer systems prevents as would toxic the ground water of birth control pills were free.

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