Iskra Mihaylova, is a Bulgarian politician and Member of the European Parliament from Bulgaria. She has been a Member of the European Parliament since July 2014.
She has an extensive career in the field of EU cooperation, regional and environmental policy. Her path into active politics has began in 2001 when she was appointed adviser to the minister for regional development. After the 2005 elections in Bulgaria, Mihaylova continued her involvement in regional policy as deputy minister up to 2009. In the period 2009-2013 she was Member of Bulgaria’s 41st National Assembly and Chair of the Parliament’s Committee on Environment and Water.
From May 2013 up to June 2014 Iskra Mihaylova acted as a Minister of the Environment and Water of Bulgaria. She has participated in numerous international forums in United States, Israel, China, Georgia, Armenia, Serbia, and Azerbaijan as a lecturer and as an official representative of Bulgarian authorities.
Since 01.07.2014 she has become Member of the European Parliament to the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe. From July 2014 until June 2019 she was Chair of the Committee on Regional Development at the European Parliament. She has been re-elected in 2019 as a Member of the European Parliament and has become member of the Renew Europe group and elected as a vice chair of the RE Group.
She is member of ITRE Committee and Substitute member of DEVE. She works actively in the field of energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and energy transition towards energy decarbonization and green solutions, as well as on synergies between European policies. For her work and activities as MEP, Iskra Mihaylova was awarded the MEP Award 2017 for the category Regional Development.