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Snejana MALEEVA
Director for Legal and Internal Affairs

Professional Experience

  • 7 October 2011 Present - Director for Legal and Internal Affairs of SELEC
  • January 2011 - 6 October 2011 - Head of Legal and Internal Department SECI Center
  • October 2004 January 2011 - Head of European Affairs Department, Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Bulgaria
  • 1997 - October 2004 Director - European Legal Integration Directorate, Ministry of Justice
    • Head of the Bulgarian team - Chapter "Company Law" within the negotiations for accession of Bulgaria to the European Union
    • Member of the Bulgarian team - Chapter "Justice and Home Affairs" within the negotiations for accession of Bulgaria to the European Union
    • Member of the Co-ordination Council for the preparation of the Republic of Bulgaria for accession to the EU
  • 1992 - 1997 Chief Legal Advisor, INTERHOTELI AD, Sofia
  • 1985 - 1992 Chief Legal Advisor, NARMAG, Sofia
  • 1981 - 1985 Chief Legal Advisor, Balkantourist, Albena
  • 1980 - 1981 Judge, Regional Court Dobrich

Education and training

  • 1970 - 1975 French School
  • 1975 - 1980 Sofia University "St Kliment Ohridski" - Law Faculty, ML Master degree in Law
  • 1983 - Sofia University "St Kliment Ohridski" Legal Aspects of the International Relations - postgraduate study
  • 1993 Council of Europe, European Convention on Human Rights and the Instruments of the International Legal Cooperation
  • 1993 Practice at Legal Firm-Strasbourg, France
  • 1998 College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium Intensive course of European Law
  • 1998 King’s College - London, Law and Practice of Treaties Course
  • 1999 Ecole Nationale d'Administration- France
  • September- 2000, January - March 2001 Asser Institute - Netherlands, Training Course on EU Legislation and Practice
  • 2002 - 2003 - European Institute of Public Administration - Train the Trainers in Community Law
  • 2004 Patent Office - USA, Intellectual property rights protection
  • 2005 Course of Intellectual property rights protection
  • Participation in international fora on Bulgarian and European legislation and practice, including SELEC Convention Expert Working Group, as Head of the Bulgarian delegation, Conference de Montreal, Canada etc.
  • 2013, June International Fellows Program, USA

Personal Skills and Competences
Languages

  • Native: Bulgarian
  • English: Excellent
  • French: Excellent
  • Russian: Good

Computer skills

Good command of Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel and Power Point)

Lecturer

  • Since 2001 - National Institute of Justice
  • 2007 Institute of Public Administration and European Integration
  • 2007 Universite de Montreal - Quebec, Canada

Awards

  • 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 - Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Bulgaria - prize for work related the membership of Bulgaria to the EU
  • 2007 - Official Gratitude from the Deputy Minister Interior of the Republic of Bulgaria
  • 2007 - Official Gratitude from the Minister of Interior of the Republic of Bulgaria
  • 2007 - Justice Security Liberty - Gold Medal
  • 2009, 2010 - Official Gratitude from the Minister of Interior of the Republic of Bulgaria
  • 2011 - Plaque and Certificate for Appreciation for Outstanding Services and Dedication to the Mission of SECI Center

Publications

  • The harmonization of Bulgarian legislation as an important aspect of the integration process of the Republic of Bulgaria 1999, Editor
  • Legal Aspects of the Foreign Investments in Bulgaria, Germany 2000
  • Harmonization of the Bulgarian legislation with the EU law in the area of the Company law - 2000
  • European Convention on Human Rights - Legal Aspects and Judicial practice, Editor - 2003
  • European Union Enlargement, Bulgarian Accession to the EU - legal aspect , Canada - 2004
  • The negotiations Bulgaria - EU, Bulletin Europa - 2004
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Bulletin "Legal European Integration" - 2001 - 2004