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Bulgaria to Appoint Defense Attache in U.S. as New Air Force Chief

The government has proposed to appoint Brigadier General Tsanko Stoykov as Air Force Commander to replace Maj Gen Rumen Radev who resigned earlier this month.

Politics » Defense | 2 hours ago | Viewed: 383

Bulgaria to Hold Air Policing Jointly with U.S. Next Month

Bulgaria will conduct policing of its airspace jointly with the United States for a week next month, Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev has announced.

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Defense Attache in Washington Nominated as New Bulgarian Air Force Chief

Bulgaria’s Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev has proposed to appoint Brigadier General Tsanko Stoykov as new Air Force Commander, Nova TV has reported.

Politics » Defense | August 23, 2016, Tuesday // 14:37 | Viewed: 1633

NATO Military Committee Deputy Chairman to Visit Bulgaria

Lieutenant General Mark Schissler, Deputy Chairman of NATO Military Committee, will arrive on an official visit to Bulgaria on Friday, the Defence Ministry in Sofia has announced.

Politics » Defense | August 11, 2016, Thursday // 16:12 | Viewed: 6168

Bulgaria's Govt Proposes Discharge of Air Force Chief

The Bulgarian cabinet has put forward the discharge of Air Force Commander Maj Gen Rumen Radev, media report.

Politics » Defense | August 10, 2016, Wednesday // 11:21 | Viewed: 2449

Bulgaria Hosts Joint Training of Land Forces, U.S. Marine Corps

A joint training of Bulgarian and U.

Politics » Defense | August 4, 2016, Thursday // 18:35 | Viewed: 2582

Bulgaria Regains Ownership of Aircraft Repair Plant

Aircraft repair plant Avionams, which was fully privatized between 2008 and 2012, is now again wholly owned by the state, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said.

Politics » Defense | August 2, 2016, Tuesday // 14:12 | Viewed: 7162

Bulgarian Air Force Commander Seeks to Retire

Bulgarian Air Force Commander Maj Gen Rumen Radev is willing to retire from the military, the Defense Ministry says.

Politics » Defense | August 2, 2016, Tuesday // 08:15 | Viewed: 6380

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: 2511

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: 2950

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: 7376

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: 7446

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: 9364

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: 2772

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: 7556

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: 2776

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: 7779

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: 2481

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: 7517

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: 7531

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: 8036