Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU
Born on 6th of December 1977 in Sofia, Bulgaria, Mrs Lilyana Pavlova is a Bulgarian politician, currently Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2018. Lilyana Pavlova was a member of the Council of Ministers in the other two governments with the Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, namely Minister of the Regional Developments and Public Works (2014 - January 2017 and 2011 – 2013). She was a Deputy Minister in the same Ministry in the period 2009 - 2011. Mrs Pavlova has a long experience in the field of management of European funds and projects since 1997. In the period 2002 – 2009 she was held the position of Head of Department at National Fund Directorate, Ministry of Finance (Financial Management, Control and Certification of the Structural and Cohesion Funds of the European Union, pre-accession funds and programs).Lilyana Pavlova has a PhD in Economics. She graduated from the University of National and World Economy in Sofia in 2000, in International Economic Relations. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration and European Integration from Varna Free University "Chernorizets Hrabar". She is fluent in English and Russian.