Andrey Yankulov

Andrey Yankulov

Andrey Yankulov is an Associate Partner with PMG Analytics. He leads PMG’s work on penal law and penitentiary services. Andrey is a practicing defence lawyer but until 2019 served, for over a decade, as Public Prosecutor at the Sofia District and Sofia City Prosecutor’s Offices. During his long prosecutorial career he held a range of responsibilities, including investigating and supervising the investigations of high-impact crimes (drugs, firearms, fraud); execution of sentences, and international cooperation in criminal matters. Andrey also served as Deputy Minister of Justice (2014-2016) where he led the government’s policy in the area of execution of sentences and penitentiary services. He was also responsible for international cooperation and the area of human rights with the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights, and non-governmental organisations. Andrey also served Deputy Minister of Interior (2014), where he was responsible for all legal and legislative activities of the Ministry.


  • Master of Law – Sofia University


  • Bulgarian
  • English

  • The Bulgarian Prosecutor as Issuing Judicial Authority for European Arrest Warrants and the Recent Judgments of the Court of the EU (2020) – link
  • Are There Constitutional Obstacles to Reforming the Public Prosecution Service (2019) – link
  • Were the Crime Rates During Communist Times Really Lower (2019) – link
  • On the Ideas of Widening the Scope of Self-Defence (2018) – link
  • Prisons Are not Meant for Isolation and Security Only (2018) – link
  • Everyday Crime: Why the State Wants to Tackle Non-Existing Crime Problems (2017) – link
  • Some Important Differences Between the Bulgarian and the Romanian Penal Procedure Codes (2017) – link
  • About the Bulgarian Crime Policy (2016) – link
  • Possible Solutions for Achieving Better Results from the Public Prosecution Service (2016) – link