Zornitsa Rusinova serves as deputy minister of labour and social policy from May 2017. In her capacity of deputy minister she is responsible for the EU Funds, international programmes and projects, international cooperation, coordination of EU-related issues and the preparation of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU in 2018. She oversees and coordinates the work of Directorate General “European Affairs and International Cooperation”.
She holds a masters degree in international economic relations from the University for National and World Economy and masters degrees in Bulgarian and English from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. She is fluent in English and Russian
Zornitsa Rusinova has ample experience in programme and project management which she acquired while working for the UN Development Programme, the US Agency for International Development and the Bulgarian – Swiss Cooperation Programme.
Zornitsa Rusinova served as minister of labour and social policy from May 2016 to January 2017. She held the position of deputy minister of labour and social policy in the periods March 2012 – March 2013 and November 2014 – January 2016. She was in charge of the labour market policy, the international relations, labour and social law, incomes and demographic policies and the international and European funding programmes. She supervised the Employment Agency, the Managing Authority of the Human Resources Development Operational Programme and the Beautiful Bulgaria Project.