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 Foreign Policy Committee

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 Assembly of the Council of Europe (February 2015 – March 2017)

Secretary to the Delegation to the Parliamentary Dimension of the Central European Initiative

December 2006 – November 2013:


Management, reorganization and modernization of production processes in compliance with new requirements after the accession of Bulgaria to the European Union;


St. Kliment Ohridski” University, Sofia: program: International Relations

New Bulgarian University, program: International Finance

First English Language School