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Bulgarian Military Personnel Participates in Latvia-Held Multinational Training

A total of 32 troops and equipment of Bulgaria’s land forces are taking part in the multinational SUMMER SHIELD XIV – 2017 training held in Latvia until April 29, BNR reported.

Politics » Defense | April 18, 2017, Tuesday // 15:23 | Viewed: 13878

New Fence Along Bulgaria-Turkey Border In Haskovo to be Longer Than Initially Planned

The new border fence along the Bulgaria-Turkey border in Haskovo district will be 1,000-1,800 meters longer than initially planned, Haskovo District Governor Minko Angelov announced, according to BNR.

Politics » Defense | April 15, 2017, Saturday // 16:57 | Viewed: 15514

US Commander Gives High Assessment to Relation With Bulgaria in Sphere of Defense

Caretaker Minister of Defense Stefan Yanev met in Sofia General Tod Wolters, commander of the US Air Force in Europe and Africa and commander of Allied Air Command of NATO, BNR reported.

Politics » Defense | April 13, 2017, Thursday // 11:15 | Viewed: 14843

The Defence Ministry to Draft a Plan Under Which Defence Spending to Reach 2% of GDP by 2022

The Bulgarian Government Wednesday approved the 2016 Annual Report on the Status of Defence and the Armed Forces and will submit it to Parliament for debate and approval, Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Stefan Yanev аnnounced.

Politics » Defense | April 13, 2017, Thursday // 10:53 | Viewed: 14338

Tighter Security Measures Remain in Place at Russian Missions in Bulgaria

Tighter security measures continue to be in effect around the Russian diplomatic missions in Bulgaria, BNR said.

Politics » Defense | April 5, 2017, Wednesday // 07:22 | Viewed: 16789

Interior Ministry Deports More Foreign Nationals Than it Detains

767 illegally residing third-country nationals have been deported from Bulgaria in the period from the beginning of 2017 until the end of March, Interior Ministry data show, quoted by BNR.

Politics » Defense | March 31, 2017, Friday // 15:06 | Viewed: 21946

UK, Germany Plan New Defence Agreement After Brexit

Great Britain and Germany are planning a new defence agreement after London launches Brexit, reported The Financial Times.

Politics » Defense | March 20, 2017, Monday // 11:44 | Viewed: 4395

Interior Minister: Migration pressure on Bulgarian-Turkish Border has been Declining

Bulgarian Interior Minister Plamen Uzunov has prepared a proposal to the government calling for inspection of the facilities at the Bulgarian-Turkish border, as well as the finances absorbed for their construction.

Politics » Defense | March 19, 2017, Sunday // 13:10 | Viewed: 3895

Bulgaria With Proposals To Supply Fighter Jets to Air Force

According to the Bulgarian Defence Ministry, Bulgaria has received three proposals to supply the country’s Air Force with fighter jets.

Politics » Defense | March 15, 2017, Wednesday // 08:27 | Viewed: 19425

NATO's Secretary General To Present Annual Report

NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will present his annual report.

Politics » Defense | March 13, 2017, Monday // 11:25 | Viewed: 5328

Bulgarian President Appoints Soviet-Era Agent as Defense Counsellor

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev has appointed a Cold War-era intelligence officer as his security and defense adviser.

Politics » Defense | March 2, 2017, Thursday // 09:57 | Viewed: 19874

Bulgaria's President, Govt Replace Acting Chief of Defense

Bulgarian Army Commander, Maj Gen Andrey Botsev, was formally proposed on Wednesday as the new Chief of Defense of the country's military.

Politics » Defense | March 1, 2017, Wednesday // 16:20 | Viewed: 5138

Vice Admiral Eftimov: No Increased NATO Presence in Black Sea Region

There is no increased presence of NATO’s forces in the Black Sea, stated interim head of defence Vice Admiral Emil Eftimov.

Politics » Defense | February 22, 2017, Wednesday // 14:17 | Viewed: 3843

Bulgaria's Radev: NATO Exercises in Black Sea No Threat To Tourism

The planned military training exercises of NATO in the Black Sea agreed at the meeting in Warsaw in July 2016 have nothing to do with the idea of the so-called Black Sea fleet.

Politics » Defense | February 22, 2017, Wednesday // 10:20 | Viewed: 4435

Bulgaria's DefMin Calls for Debate on Military Spending

A debate is needed on boosting Bulgaria's military expenditure in line with the country's NATO commitments, interim Defense Minister Stefan Yanev has said.

Politics » Defense | February 19, 2017, Sunday // 15:40 | Viewed: 4750

Bulgaria Under No Obligation To Increase Defence Budget

Interim Defence Minister Stefan Yanev does not accept as an ultimatum the demand of the US for increasing defence expenditures.

Politics » Defense | February 16, 2017, Thursday // 20:01 | Viewed: 18349

Europeans in NATO To Buy Aircraft, Submarines Jointly

European member-states of NATO agreed at a meeting of defence ministers in Brussels to purchase jointly aircraft and submarines.

Politics » Defense | February 16, 2017, Thursday // 19:01 | Viewed: 4767

Bulgaria's Defense Ministry Denies Having Signed MiG-29 Repair Contract

No fighter jet repair contract has been signed between Bulgaria and Russian aircraft company MiG over the past months, the Defense Ministry in Sofia has said.

Politics » Defense | February 16, 2017, Thursday // 10:39 | Viewed: 3514

US Military To Be Deployed to Novo Selo Training Ground

A company from the 3rd armed brigade from Fort Carson, Colorado with the US Land Forces will be deployed to the Novo Selo Training Ground.

Politics » Defense | February 15, 2017, Wednesday // 17:01 | Viewed: 17866

Court Tells Election Commission to Register Barekov’s Party Under Name of His Choice

The Supreme Administrative Court has instructed the Central Election Commission (CEC) to register the party of European deputy Nikolay Barekov for the upcoming snap elections on March 26 with the name he chooses himself.

Politics » Defense | February 15, 2017, Wednesday // 16:08 | Viewed: 3203

Bulgaria 'Signed Fighter Jets Repair Deal' with Russia's MiG

Bulgaria has signed with Russian aircraft company MiG a deal to have its fighter jets refurbished, the company's Director General has said.

Politics » Defense | February 15, 2017, Wednesday // 10:10 | Viewed: 4219
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