Politics » Defense

Bulgaria to Launch New Fighter Jet Acquisition Process by End-June

Bulgaria will kickstart an acquisition process for a new multipurpose combat aircraft by the end of next month, Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev has said.

Politics » Defense | May 21, 2015, Thursday // 17:44 | Viewed: 2554

Bulgarian Parliament Adopts Bill Regulating Security Services at First Reading

Bulgarian MPs adopted at first reading on Wednesday, the structural bill, which regulates the activities of the security services.

Politics » Defense | May 20, 2015, Wednesday // 13:12 | Viewed: 1296

US, Bulgarian Military Personnel Begin Joint Exercise in Romania

US and Bulgarian military personnel began an exercise in the host country of Romania on May 18, according to Pentagon spokesman Army Col.

Politics » Defense | May 19, 2015, Tuesday // 09:29 | Viewed: 1691

No Bulgarian Personnel Hit by Kabul Suicide Bombing

No Bulgarian military personnel has been affected by the suicide bombing that claimed the lives of at least three people near Kabul main airport on Sunday morning, the Defence Ministry in Sofia said in a statement.

Politics » Defense | May 17, 2015, Sunday // 12:12 | Viewed: 1271

Bulgarian Government Stations Troops at Border with Macedonia

The Bulgarian government stationed troops at the border with Macedonia, who have readiness to deal with an eventual migratory wave in case the situation in the neighbouring country worsens.

Politics » Defense | May 15, 2015, Friday // 08:01 | Viewed: 2752

Bulgaria 'to Know Soon if Macedonia Events Followed a Scenario'

Bulgaria's Chief of Defense Vice Admiral Rumen Nikolov has said security services will be able to tell whether the developments in Kumanovo, Macedonia were an incident or followed "someone's scenario".

Politics » Defense | May 13, 2015, Wednesday // 13:46 | Viewed: 1908

NATO FMs to Meet in Turkey over Ukraine, IS

A two-day meeting of Foreign Ministers from NATO states begins Wednesday in Antalya, Turkey, to discuss developments relating to the Ukraine crisis.

Politics » Defense | May 13, 2015, Wednesday // 09:23 | Viewed: 1414

Bulgarian-US Military Training 'Thracian Eagle-2' Kicks Off at Graf Ignatievo

A Bulgarian-US military training “Thracian Eagle-2” starts Monday at the Graf Ignatievo airbase and will continue until end-June.

Politics » Defense | May 11, 2015, Monday // 12:07 | Viewed: 1819

Bulgaria Will Need BGN 24 M to Repair Two MiG-29s in 2015

Bulgaria may be forced to revise its 2015 budget towards the end of the year to provide funding for a potential repair of some of its ageing Soviet-made MiG-29 fighter jets, Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev has said.

Politics » Defense | May 5, 2015, Tuesday // 12:58 | Viewed: 1613

Seven-Week US Drills Involving Bulgaria to Start in May

The US Army is due to begin on May 1 the Combined Resolve IV drills at two German training grounds located in Bavaria.

Politics » Defense | April 28, 2015, Tuesday // 14:31 | Viewed: 1551

Foreign Air Policing Missions 'Would Be Shame on Bulgaria' - MP

Bulgarian Parliament's Defense Committee head Miho Mihov has described as "unacceptable" the prospect of Bulgaria paying other NATO members to protect its airspace.

Politics » Defense | April 28, 2015, Tuesday // 13:13 | Viewed: 2195

Bulgaria Should Boost Defense Spending, President Says after Security Meeting

The Consultative Council for National Security has recommended to Bulgaria's government to introduce a program that will help the country's armed forces meet NATO requirements, President Rosen Plevneliev has said.

Politics » Defense | April 27, 2015, Monday // 13:14 | Viewed: 2066

Pro-NATO, Pro-Gov't Protest Staged outside Bulgaria Presidency

About a hundred people have gathered in front of the Presidency in Bulgaria's capital Sofia to voice support for Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev.

Politics » Defense | April 27, 2015, Monday // 12:33 | Viewed: 2165

Bulgaria 'Can Jointly Produce APCs' with US

Bulgaria's government should allocate more money to defense, President Rosen Plevneliev's Defense and Security Secretary Atanas Samandov has said.

Politics » Defense | April 27, 2015, Monday // 11:44 | Viewed: 1339

Consultative Council at Bulgaria Presidency to Meet over Security, Armed Forces

Bulgaria's Consultative Council for National Security is to hold a session on Monday to discuss the current security environment and the state of the Bulgarian Armed Forces.

Politics » Defense | April 27, 2015, Monday // 07:24 | Viewed: 1382

Bulgarian Air Force Could Retire MiG-29 Jets in September

Bulgarian Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev announced that the country's air force could retire its MiG-29 fighter jets in September.

Politics » Defense | April 24, 2015, Friday // 15:07 | Viewed: 2566

Bulgaria to Post 70 Troops to Deal with Refugee Influx at Border

Bulgarian Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev announced on Wednesday that 70 troops will be posted to the border with Turkey in order to help the border police deal with the influx of refugees.

Politics » Defense | April 22, 2015, Wednesday // 10:32 | Viewed: 1973

Bulgaria President's Security Council to Discuss Army on 27 April

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev will convene the consultative council on national security in order to discuss the state of the armed forces on April 27.

Politics » Defense | April 9, 2015, Thursday // 15:55 | Viewed: 2065

Bulgarian Parliament Passes Bill on NATO Communications Unit

Bulgarian National Assembly ratified the agreement for the deployment of a NATO switchboard battalion in Bulgaria.

Politics » Defense | April 9, 2015, Thursday // 13:45 | Viewed: 2005

Chief Executive of European Defence Agency to Visit Bulgaria

The chief executive of the European Defence Agency (EDA) Jorge Domecq will arrive on an official visit to Bulgaria on Wednesday.

Politics » Defense | April 7, 2015, Tuesday // 17:59 | Viewed: 1699

Bulgaria Marks 11 Years since NATO Accession

The flag of the North-Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is to be solemnly raised in front of the Presidency in Bulgaria's capital Sofia.

Politics » Defense | April 4, 2015, Saturday // 13:57 | Viewed: 1961