Dimitar Trendafilov Yonchev is a Bulgarian politician, one of the founders of the Bulgarian Euro-left.
He graduated from Higher Military and Civil Military Education at the Vassil Levski National Military School in Veliko Tarnovo in 1967, with specialty "engineer of ICE", lieutenant. In 1962 - 1990 he served in the Bulgarian People's Army. Colonel.
Delegate to the 14th Congress of the Bulgarian Communist Party, where he was elected as a member of the party's leadership and then to its deputy chairman. Participates in the Round Table. He is the co-founder of the Social Democracy Union in BSP (Bulgarian socialist party). In 1997 he left BSP and participated in the creation of the Bulgarian Euro-left party.
From 1990 to 1994 he was a member of the National Assembly. Chairman and Deputy Chair of the National Security Commission at the 7th Grand National Assembly and in the 36th National Assembly.
Since 1995 he has been chairman of the Democracy and Security Foundation, and since 2003 - Chairman of the Balkan Security Forum.
Dissertation for a candidate in philosophical sciences (now Ph.D. in philosophy), he received in Moscow in 1978; dissertation for Doctor of Economic Sciences, he received hardly in 2002
He is a professor since 1978, including at the Military Academy "G. Rakovski "and the Academy of the Ministry of Interior. Professor at the Center for Risk and Security Studies of the New Bulgarian University, where he holds the courses "Theory of Intelligence", "Cultural Anthropology of Violence", "Secretology" and "General Theory of Security".
Associate Professor since 1988; Professor since 2005; Academician (actual member) of the 2005 Universal Safety Intelligence Academy.
On January 24, 2012 he was awarded the title "Honorary Professor of New Bulgarian University" for his contribution to the establishment and approval of the programs of the Department of National and International Security,