My name is Petar Vitanov. I received the opportunity to represent my country and party in the European Parliament. A difficult and responsible task, but also one with many challenges and opportunities.
My interest in politics began as a child. I have been through different stages in my preparation. My participation in the activities of the Bulgarian national parliament further enhanced my interest and desire to involve myself with matters of international affairs and European matters. This proves to be of help also now, when looking for the best and most optimal solutions – at the European Union level and regarding our country within the framework of the European processes.
I would like to thank my colleagues from the BSP, who chose me as Head of our Delegation in the EP. I accepted this position, because it is related to various matters, but mostly it gives me the opportunity to stand up and protect the beliefs and policies of the Bulgarian socialists within our big European family.
My greatest support are my lovely wife and our two wonderful children.
Since May 2019:
Member of European Parliament
Head of the Delegation of the Bulgarian Socialists in the EP
Member of the Committee on Transport and Tourism
Substitute member in the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
Member of Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
Member of the Delegation to the EU-Armenia Parliamentary Partnership Committee, the EU-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Cooperation Committee and the EU-Georgia Parliamentary Association Committee
Member of the Delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly
Substitute member of the Delegation to the EU-Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee
Substitute member of Delegation for relations with Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo
26th March 2017 – May 2019:
Member of Parliament at the National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria
Member of Defense Committee
Member of Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly
Member of Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe;
November 2013 – March 2017:
National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria, state expert in Directorate “International Relations and Protocol”
Secretary to the Delegation to the Parliamentary Dimension of the Central European Initiative
December 2006 – November 2013:
EN PI VI GROUP LTD, Manager
New Bulgarian University, program: International Finance
First English Language School