Mina Andreeva (born 1983 in Sofia, Bulgaria) is a Bulgarian-German political scientist and lawyer. Since 2014, she has been one of the spokespersons for Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission.
Andreeva was born in 1983 in the Bulgarian capital Sofia. In 1991, at the age of eight, Andreeva moved with her family to her father in Cologne, where he worked as a journalist for the German foreign channel Deutsche Welle. Andreeva completed her school education in Cologne with a high school diploma and then studied European Studies at the University of Maastricht. After graduating from her bachelor, she studied law at the University of Edinburgh LL.M.
After completing her studies, Andreeva completed a five-month internship (traineeship) at the European Commission in 2007. She was one of the few who was given the opportunity to continue working for the Commission and then joined the Commission’s Bulgarian Press and Media Department. In 2012, Luxembourg’s Viviane Reding, EU Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, named Andreeva her sole spokesperson.
With the election of Jean-Claude Juncker to EU Commission President Andreeva moved to him and has since been sole spokeswoman Junckers. The news site Politico.eu referred to her as a “loyal member of Juncker’s innermost circle” and as a head behind his media outward perception.
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