Peter Poptchev is a career diplomat, with over 30 years of contribution to Bulgaria’s bilateral and multilateral diplomacy in Lagos, Geneva, Brussels, Dublin and Vienna. Presently he is Ambassador-at large and Advisor to the Minister of Economy and Energy. At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs he held since 2007 the position of Ambassador-at-large for Energy Security and Climate Change. He was on the Bulgarian delegation negotiating the South Stream intergovernmental agreement; headed the team negotiating the Nabucco IGA and helped establish an international programme on energy security at the Diplomatic Institute. He has also held a number of elected positions at UN and specialized international organizations. A series of international treaties, conventions and protocols have been negotiated under his chairmanship and drafting. The author of four books and numerous articles in Bulgarian and English, he researches in particular the development of EU and NATO in the framework of globalization and asymmetric threats and challenges to security, including energy security and climate change.
It is too Early to Give up on Nabucco!
October 15, 2013
The failure of Nabucco West is the result of a lack of strategic guidance and the inability of the Nabucco consortium and its shareholders to deliver on the market policy expectations of both...