Yanko Topalov has a lot of experience in the state and municipal administration. He was a secretary of the Interinstitutional Commission for Emergency Situations and a deputy chairperson of the Civil Protection State Agency of the Council of Ministers. He was a chief secretary of the Supreme Cassation Court of the Republic of Bulgaria from 2008 to 2015. He has been a deputy mayor of the municipality of Chirpan since 2021.
He has acquired a Master’s degree in Law at St. Kliment Ohridski Sofia University. He has a number of specializations – in Stockholm, Dublin, the Hague, Moscow, Kiev as well as qualifications in administrative, international, commercial and criminal law. He has a Doctor’s degree in Philosophy.