New National Member for Bulgaria joins Eurojust


Ms Biserca Ivanova Stoyanova has commenced her new role as the National Member for Bulgaria at Eurojust, succeeding Ms Ivanka Kotorova. Before this appointment, Ms Stoyanova was an investigator at the National Investigation Service in Bulgaria. She has extensive experience in a broad range of criminal investigations, including those related to fraud, money laundering and environmental crime. The new National Member is appointed for a mandate of five years.

Commenting on her professional experience, Ms Stoyanova said: ‘I am honoured to be appointed as a National Member for Bulgaria at Eurojust. This is a unique organisation, where professionalism, cooperation and the ultimate goal to support the national authorities of all Member States and other third countries intertwine and merge into one. I am confident that my professional experience will enable me to help achieve Eurojust’s main task of supporting the national authorities in a coherent and effective manner.

Ms Stoyanova has worked as an investigating magistrate in several investigation services in her home country for more than 26 years. Her most recent post was Head of First Specialised Department at the National Investigation Service in Bulgaria. Before this, she also worked in the economic crimes, the international cooperation and the human trafficking and money laundering departments of this agency.

In addition to her legal work, Ms Stoyanova is also committed to training the next generation of investigators. As the Seconded Investigating Magistrate Trainer at the National Institute of Justice, she has educated junior magistrates in Bulgaria as part of their initial training. She has also been working as a lecturer for the institute for over 10 years. Some of the classes she taught include ‘Protection of the financial interests of the European community’ and ‘Police and judicial cooperation in criminal and civil matters’.

The new National Member for Bulgaria holds a Master of Laws degree from Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski in Bulgaria. Over the years, Biserca Stoyanova has received a number of awards for professional excellence, most recently in 2019, the Certificate from the Prosecutor General of the Republic endorsing her ‘high professionalism and exemplary performance of official duties’.