Mrs Elka Vaklinova was appointed Deputy National Member for Bulgaria on 12 February 2022. She has over 20 years’ experience as a Public Prosecutor on various levels of the prosecution service in Bulgaria dealing with a wide range of crimes such as thefts, robberies, grievous bodily injuries, sexual abuse and sexual exploitation, human trafficking, etc. From mid-2006 until her appointment at Eurojust, Mrs Vaklinova held the position of a Public Prosecutor at the International Department of Sofia City Public Prosecutor’s Office. As such, she dealt with Extraditions, European Arrest Warrants, European Investigation Orders, Mutual Legal Assistance requests, execution of punishments, as well as procedures for mutual recognition of convictions, mutual recognition and enforcement of financial penalties, among others. She was also responsible for reviewing EAW alerts in SIS II storage of the Ministry of Interior of Bulgaria. Since 2006 Mrs. Vaklinova has been a member of the National Prosecutors' Network in Bulgaria, which is affiliated with the European Judicial Network in Criminal Matters. In 2018 Mrs Vaklinova completed a 4-month EJTN traineeship at the Bulgarian National Desk at Eurojust.
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