Veselin METODIEV Petrov


Born on Nov. 3, 1957 in Silistra. Married, has one son.

Completed high school in Sofia 1975. Graduated in History from Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" 1979. Ph.D. in History 1990. Expert and chief expert in the General Archive Directorate of the Council of Ministers 1980-90. Head of department in the General Archive Directorate 1990-92. Chairman of the General Archive Directorate 1992-93. Assistant professor at the New Bulgarian University 1994. Deputy rector of the New Bulgarian University 1994. Member of the Democratic Party (DP) since 1990. Chairman of the DP organization in "Sredets" municipality - Sofia 1992-94. Chairman of the Regional Party Council of the DP in Sofia 1992-94. Member of the Supreme Party Council of the DP since 1993. Member of the Central Bureau of the DP since 1993. Deputy chairman of the DP since 1995. MP (elected in Veliko Tarnovo) in the 37th National Assembly (Parliamentary Group of the People's Union-BZNS, Democratic Party). Secretary of the Parliamentary Group of the People's Union. Deputy chairman of the Bulgarian Inter-Parliamentary Group since 1995.

Publications: "Bulgarian State Institutions 1879-1986" (co-writer) 1987, "Bulgarian Constitutions and Constitutional Projects" 1990.

Leisure interests: rock music, football.