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New Fence at Border with Turkey Will Be 4 Times More Expensive

The new section of the fence, which Bulgaria plans to construct at the border with Turkey in order to limit the influx of illegal immigrants, will be four times more expensive.

Politics » Defense | 5 hours ago | Viewed: 353

Defence Minister Confirms NATO Is to Station Command Centre in Bulgaria

Bulgarian Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev announced during parliamentary control on Friday that NATO is to station a command centre in the capital Sofia.

Politics » Defense | January 30, 2015, Friday // 16:10 | Viewed: 854

Bulgaria, Romania Discuss Elements of NATO’s Readiness Action Plan

Bulgaria’s Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev and his Romanian counterpart Mircea Dusa on Tuesday discussed the creation of command and control elements that would be deployed in the two countries as part of NATO’s Readiness Action Plan.

Politics » Defense | January 27, 2015, Tuesday // 16:49 | Viewed: 1455

Bulgarian Troops Deployed at Border Will Not Bear Arms

The Bulgarian troops, who are to be deployed in order to aid the Interior Ministry in guarding the border with Turkey against the influx of illegal immigrants, will not bear arms.

Politics » Defense | January 27, 2015, Tuesday // 07:41 | Viewed: 1517

Bulgaria Defense Ministry to Dispatch 180 Troops along Border with Turkey

As many as 180 troops are to be deployed at the Bulgaria-Turkey border, Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev has said.

Politics » Defense | January 25, 2015, Sunday // 10:50 | Viewed: 4269

Bulgaria’s President Calls for Defence Spending Update to Meet Pledges to NATO

Bulgaria needs to update its defence spending in 2015 to meet its pledge to improve defence capabilities made at NATO’s Wales summit in September, President Rosen Plevneliev said on Thursday.

Politics » Defense | January 22, 2015, Thursday // 21:26 | Viewed: 1564

NATO, Bulgaria See Islamic State Threat, Black Sea Tensions as Key Challenges

Bulgaria is strongly concerned by the instability in the Middle East and tensions in the Black Sea region and is doing its best to cope with the influx of refugees which could increase, Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev said on Thursday following talks wit

Politics » Defense | January 22, 2015, Thursday // 20:25 | Viewed: 1504

NATO Secretary General Praises Bulgarian Contribution to Alliance

NATO's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg praised on Wednesday the participation of Bulgaria in the missions and operations of the Alliance.

Politics » Defense | January 22, 2015, Thursday // 16:39 | Viewed: 1249

Bulgaria's Contribution to NATO Makes It Stronger, Secretary General Stoltenberg Says

"I am in Bulgaria to show that NATO is as committed to Bulgaria as Bulgaria is to NATO," the alliance's Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said in an interview with a local daily ahead of his Thursday visit.

Politics » Defense | January 22, 2015, Thursday // 09:15 | Viewed: 2112

NATO Secretary-General Visiting Bulgaria on Thursday

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is due to meet with top Bulgarian officials on Thursday in what a spokesperson for the alliance has described as a visit without any specific occasion.

Politics » Defense | January 22, 2015, Thursday // 08:25 | Viewed: 1135

NATO Secretary-General to Arrive in Bulgaria on Thursday

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is due in Bulgaria on Thursday, January 22, the alliance's press office has confirmed.

Politics » Defense | January 21, 2015, Wednesday // 13:00 | Viewed: 1205

Parliament OKs Building of Border Fence Without Public Procurement

The Bulgarian Parliament decided on Wednesday to continue the construction of the fence at the border with Turkey without launching a public procurement procedure.

Politics » Defense | January 21, 2015, Wednesday // 10:47 | Viewed: 1400

Bulgaria, NATO Discuss Boosting Operational Compatibility

Increasing the operational compatibility between the armed forces of Bulgaria and NATO member states and partner nations has been in the focus of the one-day visit of the Deputy Chairman of NATO Military Committee, Lieutenant General Mark Schissler, in So

Politics » Defense | January 15, 2015, Thursday // 21:53 | Viewed: 1246

Fence at Border with Turkey Will be Built Without Public Procurement

Bulgarian members of parliament from the four parties constituting the ruling coalition, tabled amendments to the Public Procurement Act in the National Assembly on Thursday.

Politics » Defense | January 15, 2015, Thursday // 15:50 | Viewed: 1617

Bulgaria Vice President: Army Should Guard Border alongside Police

The army should help the Interior Ministry to patrol along the Bulgaria-Turkey border by deploying troops there, Bulgarian Vice-President Margarita Popova has said.

Politics » Defense | January 12, 2015, Monday // 15:48 | Viewed: 1091

Bulgaria Never Discussed Possibility to Station Army at Border – PM

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov announced that the government has never discussed the possibility to station the army at the border with Turkey in order to guard it against the influx of refugees.

Politics » Defense | January 7, 2015, Wednesday // 16:50 | Viewed: 1072

Bulgarian President Rejects Possibility Army to Guard Border Against Refugees

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev declared himself against the possibility that the army is to guard the country's border with Turkey against the wave of refugees.

Politics » Defense | January 6, 2015, Tuesday // 15:43 | Viewed: 1242

Over 8000 Bulgarian Soldiers Served in NATO's Afghanistan Mission

Over 8000 Bulgarian soldiers served in the longest mission of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to date – that in Afghanistan.

Politics » Defense | January 3, 2015, Saturday // 14:24 | Viewed: 1382

US 'Gives Ukraine Weapons via Bulgaria'

A Bulgarian company is helping the United States to export arms to Ukraine, Russian-language media outlets claim.

Politics » Defense | December 16, 2014, Tuesday // 21:46 | Viewed: 2917

Baltic Region Countries Report 'Unprecedented' Russian Military Activities In Area

Poland and Finland reported “unprecedented” Russian naval and air force activities in the Baltic Sea region this week.

Politics » Defense | December 11, 2014, Thursday // 15:27 | Viewed: 1388

NATO 'Mulls Monitoring Mechanism for Bulgaria'

An unprecedented mechanism to oversee the way Bulgaria is spending funds on its army's modernization, NATO sources claim, quoted by a daily newspaper.

Politics » Defense | December 6, 2014, Saturday // 11:37 | Viewed: 2023