Member of the European Parliament
Atidzhe Alieva-Veli is a Bulgarian politician of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms, who has been serving as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) since 2019.
She studied biotechnology for a bachelor's degree until 2003, followed by a master's degree in industrial biotechnology at Sofia University until 2005. In early 2014, she completed a second master's degree in Public Administration at the University of National and World Economy in Sofia.
MEP Alieva-Veli started her professional career in the Bulgarian branch of Danone in 2005. In 2007 she began working for the State Agricultural Fund (SFA) as an expert and began to rise in the hierarchy. In 2013 she became a deputy executive directors of the SFA up to 2019, when she was elected for a MEP.
Since the beginning of her mandate in the European parliament, MEP Alieva-Veli has been serving on the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development and the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs. In addition to her committee assignments, she is a vice-chair of the Parliament's Delegation to the EU-Kazakhstan, EU-Kyrgyzstan, EU-Uzbekistan and EU-Tajikistan Parliamentary Cooperation Committees and for relations with Turkmenistan and Mongolia, as well as a member of the Delegation to the EU-North Macedonia Joint Parliamentary Committee. Besides that, she is also a vice-chair of the European Parliament's intergroup on Rural, Mountainous and Remote Areas & Smart Villages.