Head of Mission: Florin Bulgariu

The EU's Political and Security Committee appointed Florin Bulgariu, a high-ranking police official from Romania, as new Head of the European Union Border Assistance Mission for the Rafah Crossing Point (EUBAM Rafah), effective 1 November 2020. 

Throughout his career, Mr. Bulgariu held a number of positions both within Romania and internationally. 

Mr. Bulgariu held for the total duration of twelve years different management positions within the Romanian Border Police, inter alia, six years as head of two regional border police units at the EU external border (Romanian-Serbian) where he mainly dealt with migratory flows of Balkan Route and fought with notable results against the transnational crime organizations. In the same time, Mr. Bulgariu held the position of Romanian Border Empowered in relation with Serbian authorities, and was thus responsible for finding common grounds and settling the sensitive border incidents that occurred between the two countries. 

International Experience; 

All of Mr. Bulgariu's international assignments amounting up to more than eight years have been exclusively under the umbrella of the EU. Mr. Bulgariu worked in long-term deployments (EUBAM Rafah 2005-2007, EUMM Georgia 2008-2010, EUBAM Libya 2014 and again EUBAM Rafah 2017-2020) as well as short-term ones with Frontex Agency (Slovenia, Croatia, Poland, Greece, Lithuania, Latvia, Spain). Mr. Bulgariu is acquainted in detail with all the EU mechanisms related to border operations including Schengen aquis and asylum granting procedures.


  • Bachelor of Science in Law, National Police Academy, Bucharest, Romania – 1997
  • Master of Arts - Public Administration, University “Aurel Vlaicu”, Arad, Romania – 2013
  • Master of Arts – European Joint Masters in Strategic Border Management, delivered by a University Consortium: University of Salamanca (Spain), Royal Defense Academy of Breda (Netherlands), Rezekne Academy of Technologies (Latvia), Mykolas Romeris University of Vilnius (Lithuania), National University for Distance-Learning Education Madrid (Spain) – 2017.

Mr. Bulgariu speaks Romanian, English and Russian and understands Arabic. 


Mr. Bulgariu is married and a father of two children.