4 July 2023 | 17:05


Rositsa Karamfilova-Blagova is an expert with many years of experience in environmental management. For more than 17 years, she has worked in the system of the Ministry of Environment and Water (MoEW), successively holding expert and managerial positions - from junior expert to Executive Director of the Executive Environmental Agency (EEA).

She holds a Master's Degree in Ecology and Environmental Protection from the Chemical Technological and Metallurgical University (CTMU) in Sofia. She successfully defended her Ph.D. degree on the topic "Study of the possibility of biogas production by anaerobic digestion of some non-traditional waste bioproducts" at CTMU, where she also worked as a visiting lecturer.

In 2005, she started her work experience at the EEA at the Ministry of Environment and for 11 years, she held various expert positions in the field of waste management and monitoring, environmental indicators, quality control in greenhouse gas inventory and national coordinator (NFP) at the European Environment Agency. Since 2016, she has held senior positions in the Strategic Planning and International Programmes and Projects Units at the MoEW.

Executive Director of the Executive Environment Agency since April 2021. Member of the Board of Directors of the European Environment Agency. She also has experience of involvement in a number of national and international environmental projects.

Rositsa Karamfilova-Blagova is Minister of Environment and Water in the two caretaker governments of President Rumen Radev, which took office on 2 August 2022 and 3 February 2023 respectively.

She was appointed presidential advisor on ecology by Decree No. 116, effective 4 July 2023.