Special Representative on Eastern Europe


Kristian Vigenin (Bulgaria) was appointed Special Representative on Eastern Europe by the OSCE PA President Pia Kauma (Finland) in September 2023. He also serves as Deputy Head of the Bulgarian Delegation to the OSCE PA.  

In Bulgaria, Vigenin was Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2013-2014. He has served as a member of the Foreign Policy Committee and the European Affairs and Oversight of European Funds Committee in the National Assembly of Bulgaria.

He was previously a member of the European Parliament and was elected as the first EP Chair of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly in 2011.

Vigenin was appointed the Assembly’s Special Representative on the South Caucasus in February 2016. He has also previously served as a Rapporteur for the General Committee on Political Affairs and Security, as well as the Vice-President of the OSCE PA and Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Migration.

For his full mandate as Special Representative, please see below.



  • Act as the primary point of contact within the OSCE PA on regional issues pertinent to Eastern Europe.
  • Follow political and other developments and trends in the region.
  • Promote dialogue in all segments of society, in particular at the parliamentary level, in order to lend the Parliamentary Assembly’s contribution in the spheres of parliamentary diplomacy, confidence building, reconciliation, and dialogue facilitation.
  • Liaise and co-ordinate with other OSCE and OSCE PA structures as well as other relevant domestic and international actors on regional issues, particularly in relation to Belarus, Ukraine, and Moldova.
  • Advise the President on the situation in the region and potential actions by the PA. 




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