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Odeta Barbullushi

Advisor to the Prime Minister and National Coordinator for Regional Economic Area, Albania

Odeta Barbullushi is an Albanian foreign policy expert, academic and former diplomat, who served as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chief of Cabinet to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs from 2015 to 2019. She currently holds the position of Advisor to the Albanian Prime Minister on EU integration and Regional Cooperation. She also acts as Sherpa to the Prime Minister and is responsible for the preparation of EU-Western Balkans Summits.

Prior to her work in government, Dr. Barbullushi was a full time lecturer and Vice Rector for Research at the European University of Tirana.

She obtained her PhD in Russian and East European Studies from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.