Head and deputy head of Bulgaria’s National Security Service resign

The head of Bulgaria’s National Security Service, which is in charge of close personal protection for domestic and foreign top state officials, has resigned, President Rossen Plevneliev confirmed to reporters on February 27 2014.

Plevneliev, to whom as head of state the NSS reports, said that his information was that the reasons for the resignation of General Todor Kodzheikov were “entirely personal”.

Kodzheikov was chief of security for then-prime minister Boiko Borissov, and became acting chief of the NSS in May 2012.

In May 2013, Kodzheikov was confirmed as head of the NSS after being nominated to the post by the government of then-caretaker prime minister Marin Raykov.

Kodzheikov’s deputy, Colonel Kalin Ivanov, also has resigned, also for personal reasons, according to the Presidency.



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