Petar Vitanov

Head of the Delegation of Bulgarian Socialists to the European Parliament

Petar Vitanov is a Member of the European Parliament since 2019 and Head of the Delegation of Bulgarian Socialists in the European Parliament. He works actively on the topic of the green transition and defends the idea that the forthcoming transformation must happen at a fair social price.

He is a member of the Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN), the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVY), substitute member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE). In 2022, he became coordinator on the Committee on Transport and Tourism for the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D).

Peter Vitanov was born in 1982. He graduated from the First English Language High School in Sofia, and afterward studied International Relations at St. Kliment Ohridski University in Sofia and International Finance at New Bulgarian University. From 2013 to 2017 he worked at the National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria as a state expert in the International Relations and Protocol Directorate. In 2017, he was elected as a member of the 44th National Assembly and participated in the Foreign Policy and Defence Committees, as well as in the Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and the Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. In 2019, he was elected as an MEP on the list of the Bulgarian Socialist Party.