Andrey Novakov | Member of the European Parliament Regional Development Committee
Born on 7 July 1988 in Pazardjik, Bulgaria. He obtained a Master of Laws Degree (LL.M) at South-West University in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. He also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, and graduated as Summa Cum Laude at the same university. During his studies, he was elected Chairman of the Student Parliament and held this post for two terms. He is also an alumnus of the US International Visitor Leadership Programme.
In July 212, he was elected Vice-Chairman of the European Democrat Students, the student organization of the European People’s Party. He held the post for two terms. During his work, he dealt with strategy - creating processes, input policies, high education and research.
He worked for three years at Blagoevgrad Mayor’s office, responsible for international, media and youth affairs. He joined the Bulgarian center-right party GERB in 2008 and successively held positions such as District Chairman of the Party’s youth branch. He is currently Vice-Chairman and International Secretary of GERB’s youth organization (MGERB).
MEP since 2014.