Head of Agency for Bulgarians Abroad Released at Own Request

Domestic | October 7, 2013, Monday // 14:09|  views

Rosen Ivanov has been relieved of his duties as Chair of the State Agency for Bulgarians Abroad at his own request. Photo by BGNES

The head of the State Agency for Bulgarians Abroad, Rosen Ivanov, was relieved of his duties at his own request on Monday, according to the government's press office.

Yordan Yanev, Deputy Chair of the Agency, will act as interim Chair of the body until a successor of Ivanov is appointed.

Ivanov was appointed Chair of the Agency on May 31, 2010. He was advisor in the political cabinet of Minister Bozhidar Dimitrov, who was in charge of the state policy on Bulgarians abroad from October 2009 until May 30.

Last week, Nikola Kazakov, Chair of the Refugee Agency was dismissed, with Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski voicing dissatisfaction over his work from the past few months.

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Tags: Agency for Bulgarians Abroad, State Agency for Refugees, Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski, Bozhidar Dimitrov


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