Nikola Dimitrov is an experienced diplomat, think-tanker, and democracy and rule of law activist. After serving as national security adviser to late president Boris Trajkovski, he was ambassador to the US and the chief negotiator on the name issue with Greece. He also served as ambassador in The Hague and a co-agent before the International Court of Justice. As Foreign Minister of North Macedonia (2017-2020) he was the chief negotiator of the Prespa Agreement, paving the way for NATO membership and GAC’s decision to open accession talks with North Macedonia (2020). Dimitrov was elected as a member of Parliament in 2020, moving on to be Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs, a duty he held until January 2022. He obtained an LLM degree at the University of Cambridge in 1998. Dimitrov is currently a non-resident fellow at the IWM, a council member of the ECFR, and a member of BIEPAG.