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Russia Refutes Bulgaria's Airspace Violation Claims

The Russian Defense Ministry has downplayed claims that its military aircraft have been involved in "provocations" in Bulgaria's airspace over the past month.

Politics » Defense | July 26, 2016, Tuesday // 09:40 | Viewed: 1567

Bulgaria Accuses Russia of Airspace 'Provocations'

Bulgarian Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev said on Sunday an increased number of violations of the country's airspace by Russian military aircraft had been observed over the past weeks.

Politics » Defense | July 25, 2016, Monday // 14:28 | Viewed: 2397

Bulgarian Parliament Committee Rejects Motion to Reintroduce Military Draft

The defence committee in Bulgaria’s parliament has turned down a proposal to reinstate the universal military conscription.

Politics » Defense | July 22, 2016, Friday // 10:56 | Viewed: 2928

Bulgarian PM Commends Bulgarian Military for Helping Police Protect Borders

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov praised the successful assistance of the Bulgarian military in ensuring the protection of the country’s borders against migration pressure, the government press office announced on Thursday.

Politics » Defense | July 21, 2016, Thursday // 15:45 | Viewed: 2828

Bulgaria Has Deployed 230 Troops to Border with Turkey

Bulgaria has deployed 230 troops to reinforce border police patrolling along the border with Turkey as pressure on the border could be expected to increase in view of the unsuccessful attempt for coup carried out by a group within the Turkish military ove

Politics » Defense | July 16, 2016, Saturday // 16:04 | Viewed: 4803

Counter-Terrorism Drills Take Place in Bulgaria's Burgas Bay

A number of counter-terrorism drills took place in Bulgaria's bay of Burgas on Friday.

Politics » Defense | July 15, 2016, Friday // 16:06 | Viewed: 2265

No Concrete Terrorist Threat Facing Bulgaria After Nice Attack - Officials

A meeting of the consultative group on countering terrorism to Bulgaria's government's security council concluded that no direct threat faces Bulgaria.

Politics » Defense | July 15, 2016, Friday // 12:37 | Viewed: 3114

Stoltenberg: NATO-Russia Council Remains Important Forum for Dialogue

Following the meeting of the NATO-Russia Council on Wednesday, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg highlighted the importance of the political dialogue between the Alliance and Moscow.

Politics » Defense | July 13, 2016, Wednesday // 21:12 | Viewed: 2072

Bulgarian Cabinet Adopts Cybersecurity Strategy

At its regular meeting on Wednesday, the Bulgarian government adopted a national strategy for cybersecurity entitled “Cyber sustainable Bulgaria 2020”.

Politics » Defense | July 13, 2016, Wednesday // 15:07 | Viewed: 3358

DefMin: Bulgaria Maintains Well-Coordinated, Peaceful Foreign Policy

According to Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev, Bulgaria maintains well-coordinated and peaceful foreign policy.

Politics » Defense | July 12, 2016, Tuesday // 20:00 | Viewed: 1913

Four NATO Allies Conduct Joint Air Training in Bulgarian Airspace

Four NATO member countries are conducting a joint air training in Bulgarian airspace.

Politics » Defense | July 12, 2016, Tuesday // 16:14 | Viewed: 2902

NATO Leaders Agree with Bulgarian Call for Enhanced Regional Presence

The heads of state or government of NATO member countries agreed with the Bulgarian stance that there is need for enhanced presence of the Alliance in the Black Sea region.

Politics » Defense | July 10, 2016, Sunday // 11:17 | Viewed: 3055

Bulgarian PM Proposes Demilitarisation of Black Sea

Speaking in Stara Zagora on Saturday, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov proposed declaring the Black Sea a demilitarized zone without any military presence, ships and submarinies.

Politics » Defense | July 10, 2016, Sunday // 10:06 | Viewed: 3581

Bulgaria's GERB Is Opposed to Restoring Compulsory Military Service

Bulgaria's largest ruling party, GERB, is in favour of keeping the professional army and is opposed to restoring the compulsory military service in the country.

Politics » Defense | July 9, 2016, Saturday // 13:51 | Viewed: 2110

Bulgaria Will Not Contribute to NATO's Battalions on Eastern Flank

For the time being, the plans do not foresee Bulgaria to make contributions to the four NATO battalions which will be deployed in Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

Politics » Defense | July 9, 2016, Saturday // 13:08 | Viewed: 3023

NATO to Set Up Romanian-Bulgarian Multinational Brigade

At the summit, which began in Warsaw on Friday and is continuing on Saturday, the heads of state or government of the 28 member countries of NATO agreed to set up a Romanian-Bulgarian multinational brigade.

Politics » Defense | July 9, 2016, Saturday // 10:35 | Viewed: 3114

NATO Leaders Agree to Deploy Four Battalions to Poland, Baltic States

At the summit taking place in Warsaw on Friday and Saturday, the heads of state or government of the 28 member countries of the Alliance agreed to deploy more forces and enhance NATO's military presence in the east.

Politics » Defense | July 8, 2016, Friday // 22:10 | Viewed: 2097

Bulgaria to Call for Enhanced NATO Presence in Black Sea at Warsaw Summit

At the NATO summit taking place in Warsaw on Friday and Saturday, Bulgaria will call for the heightened presence of the Alliance in the Black Sea area due to the increasing Russian militarisation in the region.

Politics » Defense | July 8, 2016, Friday // 20:01 | Viewed: 3116

NATO to Approve Eastern Flank Measures in Warsaw Summit

A Summit of NATO members' heads of state and government begins on Friday, with issues such as security at NATO's eastern flank and relations with Russia being high on the agenda.

Politics » Defense | July 8, 2016, Friday // 11:38 | Viewed: 2764

NATO's Breeze Drill Kicks Off in Black Sea

Naval exercise Breeze 2016 begins on Friday in Bulgaria's territorial waters and exclusive economic zone, involving several alliance member states.

Politics » Defense | July 8, 2016, Friday // 09:16 | Viewed: 2133

Patriotic Front Calls for Restoring Compulsory Military Service in Bulgaria

The parliamentary group of the Patriotic Front (PF), which supports the coalition government, has tabled two bills for reinstating compulsory military service in Bulgaria.

Politics » Defense | July 7, 2016, Thursday // 15:03 | Viewed: 2719