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Ukraine Reiterates Request to Be Granted non-NATO Ally Status

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has voiced his hope that Ukraine will become a non-NATO ally "in the near future".

Politics » Defense | September 12, 2014, Friday // 11:12 | Viewed: 989

Bulgaria Requests to Enter Germany's Group of NATO Framework Nations

Caretaker Defense Minister Velizar Shalamanov has sent a letter to German counterpart Ursula von der Leyen to voice Bulgaria's willingness to join NATO's concept of "framework nations".

Politics » Defense | September 10, 2014, Wednesday // 20:12 | Viewed: 1223

Two More NATO Warships Sail Into Black Sea

Two more NATO warships have entered the Black Sea to take part in the international drill Sea Breeze 2014, reports ITAR-TASS, quoting a diplomatic source.

Politics » Defense | September 8, 2014, Monday // 17:55 | Viewed: 1330

US, Ukraine to Hold Naval Drills in Black Sea

Twelve warships from NATO and other countries are to stage naval exercises, known as Sea Breeze, in the Black Sea.

Politics » Defense | September 8, 2014, Monday // 08:54 | Viewed: 1190

NATO Approves Plans to Bolster Defense in Eastern Europe

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has announced a plan stepping up defense of the alliance's eastern flank has now been successfully adopted.

Politics » Defense | September 5, 2014, Friday // 16:45 | Viewed: 1325

Plevneliev: NATO Must Be Prepared and Determined to Protect Member States

The instability and the conflicts in Ukraine, the Middle East and North Africa change dramatically the security environment in Europe, Bulgaria's president Rosen Plevneliev said on Friday at the ongoing NATO summit in Wales.

Politics » Defense | September 5, 2014, Friday // 16:15 | Viewed: 1459

NATO Calls on Russia to Take Path to Peace

Russia will be facing increased pressure if it does not backtrack on its actions in the east of Ukraine, NATO has warned in the eve of Thursday's Wales summit.

Politics » Defense | September 4, 2014, Thursday // 22:07 | Viewed: 1711

President Plevneliev Rules Out Bulgaria Could Send Troops to Ukraine

Bulgaria will neither host NATO bases nor deploy soldiers and send weapons to Ukraine, President Rosen Plevneliev said while in Wales for the ongoing NATO summit.

Politics » Defense | September 4, 2014, Thursday // 19:41 | Viewed: 1541

Bulgaria To Participate In Military Exercise in Ukraine

The Rapid Trident 2014 military exercise, which will take place in Western Ukraine September 13-26, will include 10 countries, among which is Bulgaria, reported France Press.

Politics » Defense | September 3, 2014, Wednesday // 18:24 | Viewed: 1485

Controversial Sections on Russia Removed from Bulgaria's Outlook 2020

An edited version of a working paper called Outlook 2020: Bulgaria and NATO in European Defense has been published on the Ministry of Defense's website.

Politics » Defense | September 3, 2014, Wednesday // 11:47 | Viewed: 1137

Four NATO Warships 'Heading for Black Sea'

Four vessels of the Alliance are approaching the Black Sea, military-diplomatic sources say.

Politics » Defense | September 3, 2014, Wednesday // 09:52 | Viewed: 1314

Boosting Bulgaria's Defense Budget 'Unacceptable' - GERB Leader

Center-right GERB's leader Boyko Borisov said his party would reject a proposal of President Rosen Plevneliev that military expenditures go up from 1.3 to 1.5%.

Politics » Defense | September 2, 2014, Tuesday // 10:19 | Viewed: 1150

Kiev Announces 'Greater Invasion' as Ukraine-Russia Talks Reach Deadlock

A new round of talks within the Contact group for Eastern Ukraine held Tuesday has failed to yield results.

Politics » Defense | September 2, 2014, Tuesday // 09:24 | Viewed: 827

Bulgaria's Outlook 2020 Officially Approved

The working paper called Outlook 2020: Bulgaria and NATO in European Defense has been unanimously approved at Monday's Council of Ministers session, the ministerial press office says.

Politics » Defense | September 1, 2014, Monday // 15:51 | Viewed: 1435

Overhaul of Bulgaria's Outlook 2020 Needed – General Miho Mihov

Bulgaria's Security Council does not have the authority to approve the Outlook 2020: Bulgaria and NATO in European Defense document, according to General Miho Mihov.

Politics » Defense | September 1, 2014, Monday // 13:15 | Viewed: 736

Overhauled Version of Bulgaria's Outlook 2020 to Be Unveiled Wednesday

The government's Security Council has discussed amendments in a controversial report of the Bulgarian Defense Ministry outlining the upcoming reforms in the sector.

Politics » Defense | September 1, 2014, Monday // 12:45 | Viewed: 1007

Germany OKs Arms Deliveries to Kurds in Fight against IS

The German government has approved a move to send a weapons package to Iraq's Kurdish regional authorities fighting Sunni insurgents called Islamic State (IS).

Politics » Defense | September 1, 2014, Monday // 12:34 | Viewed: 700

Bulgaria to Pledge Army Budget Hike at NATO Summit

Bulgaria will make a commitment to increase army funding from 1.33% to 1.5% of the GDP, seeking to reach 2% of the GDP by 2020, according to President Rosen Plevneliev.

Politics » Defense | August 31, 2014, Sunday // 14:07 | Viewed: 1414

NATO Plans New Eastern European Bases along Russia’s Borders

NATO chief has said the alliance plans to deploy its forces at new bases in eastern Europe in response to the crisis in Ukraine and to address a new Russian military approach.

Politics » Defense | August 27, 2014, Wednesday // 13:40 | Viewed: 1842

Defence Ministry: Bulgaria Subject To Russian Information War

Bulgaria is in information war with Russia, says Bulgaria's Defence Ministry report “Outlook 2020: Bulgaria and NATO in European defence”, published on the ministry website.

Politics » Defense | August 26, 2014, Tuesday // 11:45 | Viewed: 5541

Ukraine's Poroshenko Vows EUR 2.2 B for Arms on Independence Day

Ukrainan President Petro Poroshenko promised that over EUR 2.2 B are to be set aside for rearmament as the country is celebrating its Independence Day.

Politics » Defense | August 24, 2014, Sunday // 13:01 | Viewed: 1526