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Ms. Meglena Kuneva

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Special Advisor To the Vice Presi...

Phone: (202) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address: Bulgaria
European Commission
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Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Chair of the Board of Directors
    European Policy Center
  • Board Member
    Bulgarian School of Politics

Education

  • Master's degree , Law
  • PhD , Law
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Web References
Meglena Kuneva / Member of ...
www.schoolofpolitics.org, 3 May 2012 [cached]
Meglena Kuneva / Member of the Board Meglena Kuneva is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the European Policy Center and a special advisor to the Vice-President of the European Commission, responsible for transport Siim Kallas. She has a Master's degree in Law (1981) and a PhD in Law (1984) from the Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski". In 1995 and 1999 - 2000 she studied in a certificate specialization program in International Relations and International Environmental Law at the Georgetown University, Washington, USA and in 1996 - Environmental Law at the University of Oxford, UK.
In 2002 she was elected as the first Bulgarian European Affairs Minister within the Government headed by Simeon Saxe-Coburg. On 12th December 2006 the European Parliament approved her as a Commissioner for Consumer Protection. In 2008 Meglena Kuneva was the first Bulgarian who received European Agenda award for the Commissioner of the Year and the European Voice award - for European of the Year.
"If consumers chose to over-ride the ...
www.maximumpc.com, 23 Nov 2010 [cached]
"If consumers chose to over-ride the default settings they can, but there will be clear warnings so they know the risks they are taking," said Meglena Kuneva, the head of European Commission's consumer protection unit.
Archives - ANEC: The European consumer voice in standardisation
www.anec.org, 1 May 2007 [cached]
Commissioner Kuneva presents a "soft contract" for ANEC
Commissioner Meglena Kuneva After delivering her keynote address to ANEC's 18th General Assembly meeting, Mrs Meglena Kuneva, Member of the European Commission responsible for Consumer Policy, handed her speech to the ANEC President and declared that it represented her "soft contract" with ANEC, and, through ANEC, with European consumers.
In her speech, the Commissioner confirmed the need to support ANEC from public funds in order to provide consumers with an independent and authoritative voice at European level. In the extension of the 'digital world' to ever more aspects of daily life, the importance of promoting and defending consumer interests became ever more evident. Mrs Kuneva therefore welcomed the decision of the Council and Parliament to secure the funding of ANEC through the Consumer Programme 2007 to 2013.
On the issue of the revision of the "New Approach", the Commissioner thanked ANEC for its participation in the public consultation and its response to the Commission proposal. She accepted ANEC's assertion that the New Approach should not be considered the only 'approach' in the harmonisation of laws for products and services. She also touched upon the safety of services, and the role of standards should play in this regard. Finally, Mrs Kuneva welcomed the continued commitment of ANEC and its experts to represent consumer interests in European standardisation, noting that the Commission considers standardisation to be a cornerstone of 'better regulation' in EU policy making.
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The keynote address was made by Commissioner Meglena Kuneva (see cover).
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Meglena Kuneva
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Meglena Kuneva Chair of the Governing Board
ELDR Party
www.eldr.org [cached]
The European Liberal Democrat and Reform (ELDR) Party welcomes with great joy the nomination of Mrs Meglena Kuneva as European Commissioner for consumer protection.
"Meglena Kuneva has played a pivotal role in bringing Bulgaria into the EU.
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Commenting on her appointment as European Commissioner, Meglena Kuneva declared: "My outmost conviction is that the modernization of society is something Bulgarians owe above all to themselves.As the Bulgarian Minister for European Affairs, I took great pride and satisfaction in working to make Bulgaria ready for EU accession on 1st January 2007 through liberal reforms and political will.I am very happy to have been designated European Commissioner for consumer protection.This is a domain where the EU has a key role to play to ensure consumers have access to clear and accessible information and can benefit from a genuine freedom of choice."
Meglena Kuneva is an eminent and highly respected member of the European Liberal Democrat political family.She is a member of the liberal party National Movement of Simeon II (NMSS) and was elected Member of Parliament in June 2001.Two months later, in August, she was appointed Deputy Minister and Bulgaria's Chief Negotiator with the EU at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.She was appointed Minister of European Affairs and Bulgaria's Chief Negotiator with the EU and a special representative of the Bulgarian government at the Convention for the Future of Europe in May 2002.
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A number of key leaders will be present to comment the findings, such as Siim Kallas, European Commissioner (Estonia), Olli Rehn, European Commissioner (Finland), Janez Poto,nik, European Commissioner (Slovenia), Gijs de Vries, European Coordinator for Counter-Terrorism (The Netherlands), Graham Watson, ALDE Group Leader in the European Parliament (United Kingdom), Matyas Ëorsi ALDE Group Leader Council of Europe (Hungary), Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister, Karel de Gucht, Minister for Foreign Affairs (Belgium), Meglena Kuneva, Minister for European Affairs (Bulgaria), Paula Lehtomäki, Minister for Trade and Development (Finland), Werner Hoyer, Deputy Chairman of the FDP Group (Germany), Markus Löning, MP, Vice-President of the ELDR Party (Germany), Sharon Bowles, MEP, Vice-President of the ELDR Party (United Kingdom), Lousewies Van der Laan, Political Leader (D66), Katarina Gloncakova-Golev, Vice-President of the ELDR Party (Slovakia), Alexander Zach Leader politique Liberales F
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