Meglena Kuneva is a jurist by education. She lectured ecological law at the St Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia, at the New Bulgarian University and the Free University of Burgas; she had been editor and host at the Bulgarian National Radio. She is the author of a script of a documentary against the death penalty and of the monograph Commentary and Practice of the Law of Concessions. She is a member of the Managing Board of A Soul for Europe European initiative for cultural policies. As the head negotiator and minister on European matters, Meglena Kuneva signed the Treaty of Accession of Bulgaria to the European Union. From the beginning of 2007 she was elected member of the European Commission in charge of Consumer Protection.