Georgi Kostov Appointed as New Interior Ministry Chief Secretary

Politics » DOMESTIC | March 11, 2015, Wednesday // 17:37
Bulgaria: Georgi Kostov Appointed as New Interior Ministry Chief Secretary Georgi Kostov. Photo BGNES

Georgi Kostov has been appointed as new Chief Secretary of the Interior Ministry, the President’s press office announced on Wednesday.

President Rosen Plevneliev has signed a decree accepting the resignation of Svetlozar Lazarov and appointing Kostov to the top post, the press office said in a statement.

Kostov was nominated for Chief Secretary by the cabinet earlier on Wednesday

The Chief Secretary is the professional in charge of day-to-day running of the Interior Ministry and works closely with the Interior Minister who provides political guidance. 

Also on Wednesday, Parliament  approved Deputy PM Rumyana Bachvarova as Bulgaria’s new Interior Minister, replacing Veselin Vuchkov who resigned last week.

By another decree President Plevneliev dismissed the chief of domestic security service DANS Vladimir Pisanchev who has also resigned.

DANS deputy director Nedyalko Nedyalkov will fulfil Pisanchev’s duties until a new head of the agency is appointed, the government has decided.

Deputy Interior Minister Tsvyatko Georgiev is one of the most likely successors to Pisanchev, Trud daily said on Monday.

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Tags: Vladimir Pisanchev, Veselin Vuchkov, Rumyana Bachvarova, Svetlozar Lazarov, Georgi Kostov, interior ministry, Chief Secretary, Bulgaria
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