ROMANIAN PLENIPOTENTIARY MINISTERS AND CONSULS IN BULGARIA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
“Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iași, Romania
Abstract: This study is an insight into the organisation of the Romanian diplomatic and consular service in Bulgaria during the Second World War, starting from brief biographical presentations for the heads of mission, comprising personal data, references of their professional path, and analyses of their activities during their service in Sofia, placed in the context of the relations between the two states. The diplomatic representation was led successively in the period 1939 – 1945 by Eugen Filotti, Gheorghe Caranfil, Ion Christu, Achil Barcianu – envoys extraordinary and plenipotentiary ministers. The Consulate of Varna was run by Mihail Oncescu-Beștelei, the Consulate of Rusciuc (Ruse) was run by Mihai Nicolau, at the one of Vidin by I. Oancea For a short interval, the Consulate of Skopje became „subordinated“ to the Sofia Legation. The representation was run by Emil Oprișanu.
Keywords: Diplomatic Relations, Plenipotentiary Ministers, Consuls, Second World War, Romanian Minority