Bulgaria appoints new Customs Agency chief

Bulgaria’s Finance Ministry said on March 1 that Rozalia Dimitrova has been appointed as the new head of the Customs Agency, replacing Vanyo Tanov, who died on February 29 at the age of 58.

Dimitrova, 51, has a degree in industrial chemistry and has 24 years of experience in the customs administration, the ministry said. She was appointed deputy head of the Customs Agency in August 2014, at the same time when the caretaker cabinet re-appointed Tanov as head of the Customs Agency.

Tanov, a former director of the National Service for Combating Organised Crime, twice held the post of chief of the Customs Agency. He was appointed to head the agency in August 2009, in the early weeks of the first government headed by Boiko Borissov; he was dismissed in August 2013 at the time of the now-departed ruling axis of the Bulgarian Socialist Party and the Movement for Rights and Freedoms.

(Rozalia Dimitrova photo: Customs Agency)



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