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Bulgaria 'Stage of Hybrid War over Ukraine,' Official Report Says

Information campaigns and cyber attacks carried out on the sidelines of the conflict in Ukraine are an example of a "new type of fighting a war", Bulgaria's Defense Ministry points out in a document.

Politics » Defense | March 26, 2015, Thursday // 11:41 | Viewed: 1507

Novo Selo Drills in mid-April to Bring 1000 Foreign Troops to Bulgaria

About 1000 troops are expected at the Novo Selo military ground for the international drills scheduled to begin April 16.

Politics » Defense | March 26, 2015, Thursday // 08:20 | Viewed: 868

US-led Drills Involving Bulgaria Begin in Romania

Two Operation Atlantic Resolve military exercises started in Eastern Europe on Tuesday, a Pentagon spokesman has said.

Politics » Defense | March 25, 2015, Wednesday // 08:10 | Viewed: 1302

Bulgaria Gov't to Snub President on Defense Budget

Commitments taken on by Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev to gradually boost defense spending to 2% of GDP by 2015 will not be taken into consideration, a lawmaker from the ruling party has said.

Politics » Defense | March 23, 2015, Monday // 13:15 | Viewed: 769

MPs Approve Legal Changes Paving Way for NATO Coordination Center in Sofia

Defense Act changes facilitating the establishment of a coordination center of NATO in Sofia passed second reading in Parliament on Friday.

Politics » Defense | March 20, 2015, Friday // 11:01 | Viewed: 1040

Russian Action in Ukraine 'Could Affect Bulgaria' - NATO Official

The activities of Russia in the Crimean peninsula and Eastern Ukraine is a deviation if international norms that could affect Bulgaria, NATO's Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe has said.

Politics » Defense | March 18, 2015, Wednesday // 10:00 | Viewed: 1716

NATO Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe to Arrive in Bulgaria on 2-Day Visit

General Sir Adrian Bradshaw, NATO Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe, will arrive in Bulgaria on Tuesday on an official two-day visit.

Politics » Defense | March 16, 2015, Monday // 21:16 | Viewed: 5543

Cabinet Tables Bill for Stationing of NATO Battalion in Bulgaria

The government tabled to parliament a bill for the stationing of NATO battalion on Bulgarian territory.

Politics » Defense | March 13, 2015, Friday // 20:47 | Viewed: 1853

Development on Bulgaria's Fighter Jets Issue 'Expected Soon'

Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev has said he is strongly determined to ensure that a final solution about the overhaul of Bulgaira's aircraft fleet could come as early as 2015.

Politics » Defense | March 13, 2015, Friday // 11:33 | Viewed: 1480

Bulgaria Spent nearly BGN 700 M on Participation in NATO Missions in 2004-2014

Bulgaria has spent a total of BGN 689 177 485 on the participation of Bulgarian military personnel in NATO missions in the period 2004-2014, according to Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev.

Politics » Defense | March 12, 2015, Thursday // 08:51 | Viewed: 1159

US Sending 3000 Troops to Baltics for 3-Month NATO Drills

Around 750 US Army tanks and other vehicles and military equipment are already in Latvia for the so-called "Operation Atlantic Resolve" exercises with NATO partners.

Politics » Defense | March 10, 2015, Tuesday // 09:21 | Viewed: 1207

Bulgaria's DefMin Dismisses Director of Defence Information Service

Bulgarian Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev dismissed the Director of Defence Information Service Veselin Ivanov on Monday.

Politics » Defense | March 9, 2015, Monday // 14:35 | Viewed: 1310

NATO Ships Fail to Drop Anchor in Bulgaria's Varna due to Bad Weather

Five NATO patrol ships reached on Saturday morning the Naval Station Varna at the Black Sea coast to take part in joint training with Bulgarian, Romanian and Turkish vessels.

Politics » Defense | March 7, 2015, Saturday // 11:40 | Viewed: 2499

Bulgarian MPs Adopt Amendments to Defence Act at First Reading

The Bulgarian Parliament approved on Friday the amendments to the Defence and Armed Forces Act at first reading.

Politics » Defense | March 6, 2015, Friday // 17:25 | Viewed: 1226

MiGs Repair 'Too Expensive' - Bulgaria DefMin

Repair works on the MiG fighter jets that are currently part of Bulgaria's aircraft fleet are quite expensive to repair, Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev asserted Friday answering to a question in Parliament.

Politics » Defense | March 6, 2015, Friday // 15:55 | Viewed: 1917

IHS Jane: Pakistan Fighter Jets Deal 'Politically Difficult' for Bulgaria

Bulgaria's efforts to achieve full interoperability with NATO partners pose an obstacle to a proposition likely to be made by Pakistan under which Sofia could acquire JF-17 fighters, according to IHS Jane's Defence Weekly.

Politics » Defense | March 6, 2015, Friday // 13:47 | Viewed: 4294

Bulgaria to Take Part in Two Multinational Drills in Ukraine

The Bulgarian Armed Forces are due to take part in the Rapid Trident and Saber Guardian military exercises due in July in Ukraine, the Defense Ministry has said.

Politics » Defense | March 6, 2015, Friday // 09:36 | Viewed: 1333

Finland Shouldn't Rule Out NATO Membership, PM Says

Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb has argued the next government in Helsinki should bear in mind the option to seek NATO membership.

Politics » Defense | March 6, 2015, Friday // 09:08 | Viewed: 1282

NATO Deploys Ships to Black Sea for Training with Bulgarian Navy

NATO ships, assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2), arrived in the Black Sea on Wednesday to operate and train with ships from the Bulgarian, Romanian and Turkish navies.

Politics » Defense | March 4, 2015, Wednesday // 15:17 | Viewed: 1732

Border Police Allocates BGN 1.37M to New Vehicles to Counteract Refugee Wave

Chief Directorate Border Police is to counteract the expected refugee influx on the Bulgarian-Turkish border with new off-road vehicles.

Politics » Defense | March 4, 2015, Wednesday // 11:25 | Viewed: 1229

Pakistan 'to Table Own Fighters Offer' to Bulgaria

Pakistan is to make its own proposal to Bulgaria concerning the overhaul of its aircraft fleet, media reports suggest.

Politics » Defense | March 4, 2015, Wednesday // 07:51 | Viewed: 2321