Ph.D., is a Dr. habil. in Political Sciences, and an Associate Professor in the European Studies Department Sofi a University St Kliment Ohridsky of the teaching courses The History of European Integration, The History of Europe in the 20th Century, and The Political History of EU Enlargements. She is head of the Master’s Program Politics and Policies of the EU, and is also a Jen Monnet professor in the History of EU Eastern Enlargement (2012–2015). Her latest books include A History of Europe – 20th Century, EU Eastern Enlargement – Interests, Compromises, and Results. Her current research interests are in the fi eld of EU eastern enlargement policy – the impact of national interests, Russia’s infl uence in Bulgaria, and the Bulgarian accession process.