Georgi Pirinski

Georgi Pirinski was elected a Member of the European Parliament in May 2014 (Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats – S&D) and currently serves on the Budgetary Control and Employment and Social Affairs Committees. Previously, he was the President of the National Assembly of Bulgaria (2005–2009) and Vice-President of the National Assembly of Bulgaria (2009–2013). His career in national politics started in 1990, with his election to the 7th Grand National Assembly that adopted in July 1991 the new Bulgarian Constitution, marking the return to multi-party democracy. He has also served as Minister of Foreign Affairs (1995–1996) and Member of the National Assembly (1990-2013).