World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article
 

Rumiana Jeleva

Rumiana Jeleva
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
27 July 2009 – 27 January 2010
Prime Minister Boyko Borisov
Preceded by Ivailo Kalfin
Succeeded by Nikolay Mladenov
Personal details
Born (1969-04-18) 18 April 1969
Zagortsi, Bulgaria
Political party Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria
Alma mater Sofia University
Magdeburg University

Rumiana Ruseva Jeleva Bulgarian: Румяна Русева Желева (born on April 18, 1969 in the village of Zagortsi) was Bulgaria's minister of foreign affairs (July 2009 – January 2010), the third woman to hold this office after Irina Bokova and Nadezhda Mihailova. Jeleva was a key figure in the "GERB" political party which won the 2009 parliamentary elections. From 2007–2009 she served as Member of the European Parliament (MEP) and headed the Bulgarian delegation in the EPP Group. She was nominated by Prime Minister Boyko Borisov as Commissioner in the "Barroso II Commission" and was affiliated with the European People's Party (EPP).[1][2] However, an article in the German newspaper Die Welt accused her husband of links with the Russian mafia.[3]

Jeleva holds a B.A. in sociology from the University of Sofia (1995) and a PhD in sociology from Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg (2003).[4]

Contents

  • Pronunciation 1
  • Failure in EC hearings and end of political career 2
  • External links 3
  • References 4

Pronunciation

The Bulgarian pronunciation of the name Jeleva is , with the [ʒ]-sound of English pleasure (voiced palato-alveolar fricative). According to the current official standards for the Romanization of Bulgarian, her name should be transliterated as "Zheleva". Because of this confusion, some people erroneously pronounce the name with a y-sound, [j].

Failure in EC hearings and end of political career

Jeleva was Bulgaria's nominee for Nikolay Mladenov.

External links

  • Official website

References

  1. ^ "Barroso gets new EU Commission team", BBC News, 25 November 2009; accessed November 28, 2009
  2. ^ "Barroso II: 13 EPP Commissioners receive key portfolios", European People's Party, 27 November 2009; accessed November 28, 2009
  3. ^ Bulgaria backpedals on Turkey compensation claim, EUObserver, 2010-01-08
  4. ^ http://www.europarl.europa.eu/members/public/geoSearch/view.do?country=BG&partNumber=1&language=EN&id=38609
  5. ^ a b "Jeleva remains Barroso's weakest link" from europeanvoice.com, retrieved January 2010
  6. ^ "Bulgaria nominee for EU Commission steps down from BBC NEWS retrieved January 19, 2010
  7. ^ Letter from Dr. Jeleva to the prime minister Boiko Borissov (in Bulgarian)
Political offices
Preceded by
Ivaylo Kalfin
Minister of Foreign Affairs
2009–2010
Succeeded by
Nikolay Mladenov
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.