Vasil Stoyanov GOTSEV

Born on July 21, 1929 in Sofia. Married, has one daughter.

Completd high school in Sofia 1947. Graduated in Law from Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" 1951. Post-graduate studies at the Institute for Comparative Law in Torinno, Italy 1962-63. Attorney 1953-86 and since 1989. Associate professor at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" 1986-89. Senior councilor at the Council for Legislation 1987-89.

Member of the Youth Union of the Democratic Party (DP) 1945. Member of the DP 1990-94. Member of UDF since 1995. Member of the Secretariat of the DP 1990. Member of the Central Bureau of the DP 1990-94. Deputy chairman of the DP 1990-94. Deputy chairn of the National Coordination Council of UDF 1994. Member of the National Executive Council and deputy chairman of UDF since Apr. 1995. MP (elected in Sofia region) in the 36th National Assembly (Parliamentary Group of UDF). MP (elected in Sofia region) in the 37th National Assembly (Parliamentary Group of UDF). Deputy chair of the Group of the European People's Party in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe since Apr. 1996.

Publications: "Legal Basis of the Legal Defense" 1965, "Legal Defense in the Lawsuit" 1966, "Delicate Responsibility" 1975, "Civil and Legal Responsibility - Illegal Harms" 1982, "Property Relations in Matrimony" 1988, "Responsibility of the State for Harms Inflicted on the Civil Population" 1990.

Awards: orders "Order of Labor" - golden 1984, "Red Flag of Labor" 1989.

Leisure interests: tourism.