| Plamen Panayotov|
| 20 January 1958 (age 57)
Sliven, Bulgaria (1958-01-20) |Plamen Panayotov Wikipedia
Plamen Aleksandrov Panayotov (Bulgarian: Пламен Александров Панайотов) (born 20 January 1958) is a Bulgarian politician and academic who served as deputy Prime Minister in charge of European integration in the Sakskoburggotski cabinet between 2003 and 2005.
Born in Sliven, Panayotov graduated from the juridical faculty of Sofia University in 1983 with a degree in legal studies. He subsequently earned a doctorate and became a professor of criminal law in 2012.
In 2001, Panayotov was elected to the National Parliament and was chosen as the chairman of the parliamentary group of the NDSV, a position that he held until he assumed a government position on 17 July 2003. Panayotov left NDSV in 2007 and entered the ranks of Bulgarian New Democracy (Bulgarian: Българска нова демокрация).