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On 22 May 2018, Emilia Kraleva addressed the IIEA, where she discussed the priorities of the current Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU. Ms Kraleva is the Deputy Foreign Minister of Bulgaria, and in this role supervises the Directorates for Political Affairs, European Affairs, European Union Policy and Common Foreign and Security Policy. In a foreign policy career which has spanned 30 years, she has served as Ambassador of Bulgaria to Greece, Director General for Political Affairs of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, and Political Affairs Counsellor at the Bulgarian Embassy in London.