Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2018
Born on 6th of December 1977 in Sofia, Bulgaria, Mrs Lilyana Pavlova Nikolova is a Bulgarian politician, currently Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2018.
Lilyana Pavlova was a member of the Council of Ministers in the other two governments with the Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, namely Minister of the Regional Developments and Public Works (2014 - January 2017 and 2011 – 2013). Before that she was a Deputy Minister in the same Ministry.
Mrs Pavlova has a long experience in the field of management of European funds and projects.
Lilyana Pavlova has a PhD in Economics. She graduated from the University of National and World Economy in Sofia in 2000, in International Economic Relations. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration and European Integration from Varna Free University "Chernorizets Hrabar".
She is fluent in English and Russian.
Married with a child.