Since the end of the Cold War, US relations with Eastern European nations have evolved and encompassed all aspects of government, business, and society. NATO’s expansion into Eastern Europe and the ascension of former Warsaw-pact countries has steered anxiety in Moscow.
In this post-Cold War environment, successive crises—financial, political, and immigration—are putting EU institutions to the test. At the same time, the Union is seeking to develop a common foreign and security policy in its engagement with the outside world. Nowhere is that more evident than in the ongoing negotiations of T-TIP, the proposed Transatlantic trade agreement with the United States.
Join YPFP at the Embassy of Bulgaria for a discussion with Ambassador Elena Poptodorova on the evolution of Transatlantic relations, T-TIP, and the role of Bulgaria in these international developments.
About Ambassador Elena Poptodorova
Ambassador Elena Poptodorova has been Bulgaria's ambassador to the United States since 2010.
Prior to her second appointment in Washington Ambassador Poptodorova was Director of the Security Policy Directorate at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In the period 2008 – 2009 she served as Ambassador-at-Large for the Black Sea Region. From 2002 to 2008 she was Bulgaria’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States of America, when Bulgaria became member of NATO and the EU. Prior to becoming Ambassador to the US, she served as Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Director of the Human Rights and International Humanitarian Organizations Directorate.
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