He is replacing acting director Pavel Vassev, who was leading the national institution during the last seven months.
“I have been running the Media Desk and the Creative Europe Desk Bulgaria for over ten years. I do not intend to leave my previous work. This situation is only temporary,” Balkanski told the local media. As his immediate task he pointed out the modernising of the application calls process. “We need to be more digital. This will only facilitate the producers in their work,” Balkanski said.
Currently a new procedure on the election of a new permanent Executive director of the NFC is taking place at the Ministry of Culture. The official list of the candidates has not been announced.