Bulgaria’s former State Agency for National Security boss nominated as consul-general in Thessaloniki

The former head of Bulgaria’s State Agency for National Security, Vladimir Pisanchev, has been nominated to become consul-general in the Greek city of Thessaloniki.

The nomination is subject to approval by head of state President Rossen Plevneliev.

Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov said on September 3 that Pisachev could make a good consul-general, particularly in dealing with issues related to the flow of migrants.

Pisanchev was head of SANS from June 2013, at the time of the “Oresharski” cabinet, his appointment coming after the withdrawal of that of Delyan Peevski, which had triggered nationwide anti-government protests. Pisanchev stepped down in March 2015, a few months after the second Boiko Borissov government came to power in November 2014.

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