Special guest to the “Meaningful Meetings” initiative of the Association of Honorary Consuls in Bulgaria was H.E. Florence Robine, French Ambassador to Bulgaria
Discussed were subjects of the day in world foreign policy and pressing current topics for Bulgaria, the Balkan region and European Union. Ambassador Robine revealed the priorities of the upcoming French Presidency of the Council of the European Union starting from 1 January 2022, which shall be around three main pillars – Relaunch, Power, Belonging.
The consistent bilateral relations were emphasized, and the development of the Bulgarian economy. Discussed were possibilities for increase in bilateral trade cooperation, which lay in energy projects, agro-industry, food and wine industry, biotechnology, cultural tourism and cinematography.
Ambassador Robine is head of mission in Bulgaria since September 2019 year.
H.E. Florence ROBINE
Born August 12, 1959
Former student of the École normale supérieure de Cachan
Agrégée de sciences physique
Doctor in epistemology and history of exact sciences and scientific institutions (University of Paris)
Positions occupied :
Physics and chemistry teacher in preparatory classes for the Grandes Ecoles (1984-2004);
Inspector General of National Education - Group of Physical and Chemical Sciences (2004-2009),
Rector of the Academy of Guyana (2009-2012)
Rector of the Academy of Rouen (2012-2013)
Rector of the Academy of Créteil (2013-2014)
Director General of School Education (2014-2017)
Rector of the Academy of Nancy-Metz and of the Grand Est academic region (July 2017- August 2019)
Honorary distinctions :
Knight of the National Order of the Legion of Honor,
Officer of the National Order of Merit,
Knight of Arts and Letters,
Commander of Academic Palms.
Languages spoken :English