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Bulgarian MPs Approve Montenegro's Accession to NATO

The Bulgarian parliament approved on Thursday the accession of Montenegro to NATO and ratified the Protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty.

Politics » Defense | June 30, 2016, Thursday // 10:43 | Viewed: 581

Parliament Committees to Hear Bulgarian FM, DefMin

The Bulgarian parliamentary Foreign Affairs and Defence committees will hold hearings of Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov and Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev on Wednesday.

Politics » Defense | June 29, 2016, Wednesday // 09:58 | Viewed: 1019

Bulgaria to Host Joint Military Transport Aviation Exercise with Italy, Romania  

A multinational flight training exercise of military transport aviation will begin in Bulgaria on Wednesday, the Defence Ministry has announced.

Politics » Defense | June 28, 2016, Tuesday // 19:23 | Viewed: 1651

Brexit to Have Positive Impact on EU, Bulgaria's DefMin Says

The move by the UK to leave the European Union will speed up the union's recovery, Bulgarian Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev has said.

Politics » Defense | June 26, 2016, Sunday // 10:27 | Viewed: 2409

Bulgaria Never Made Commitments to Participate in Black Sea Flotilla with Romania, Turkey

Bulgaria had never made commitments to participate in the establishment of a trilateral flotilla in the Black Sea or any other regional initiatives with Turkey and Romania.

Politics » Defense | June 24, 2016, Friday // 15:32 | Viewed: 2994

Govt to Define Bulgaria’s Position for NATO Summit

The government will meet on Friday to determine Bulgaria’s position for the forthcoming NATO summit in Warsaw, Poland.

Politics » Defense | June 24, 2016, Friday // 08:35 | Viewed: 1814

Bulgaria Keeps Options Open in Talks on Black Sea Exercises - FM

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov made clear on Wednesday the country leaves the door open for talks that could bring about a "balanced format of drills in the Black Sea".

Politics » Defense | June 22, 2016, Wednesday // 10:32 | Viewed: 1917

Bulgaria’s Special Operations Tactical Group Starts Three-day Training Exercise  

A military training for national certification of members of the Bulgarian Special Operations Tactical Group assigned to NATO Response Force will start on Monday, the Ministry of Defence announced.

Politics » Defense | June 20, 2016, Monday // 16:44 | Viewed: 1934

Bulgarian DefMin Dismisses Reports about Proposed Joint Naval Force with Romania, Turkey

Reports of alleged preparations to set up a joint naval fleet with Romania and Turkey to counter a perceived Russian threat in the Black Sea were a “propaganda war with elements of hybrid warfare tactics", Bulgaria’s Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev has s

Politics » Defense | June 17, 2016, Friday // 10:27 | Viewed: 3224

Bulgaria Opposes NATO Fleet Countering Russia - PM

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov said both he and President Rosen Plevneliev are against a Romanian proposal to set up a joint Black Sea fleet that will counter Russia's influence.

Politics » Defense | June 16, 2016, Thursday // 14:04 | Viewed: 3979

Romania's Joint Naval Force Proposal Leaves Bulgaria PM, President Divided

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis has tabled to Bulgaria a proposal to create a joint Black Sea fleet to counter Russia, reiterating an earlier offer by authorities, daily 24 reports, citing government sources.

Politics » Defense | June 16, 2016, Thursday // 08:40 | Viewed: 3166

NATO Agrees on Need to Keep Adapting to Risks to Security, Bulgarian Defence Minister Says  

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has expressed satisfaction with the measures for the modernization of the Bulgarian Armed Forces taken by the government in Sofia, Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev has said.

Politics » Defense | June 15, 2016, Wednesday // 18:23 | Viewed: 1726

Bulgarian Troops, Frigate to Take Part in NATO's Active Endeavour Operation

Bulgarian servicemen will participate in NATO's Active Endeavour operation in the Mediterranean Sea and the EU's Training Mission (EUTM) in Mali.

Politics » Defense | June 15, 2016, Wednesday // 14:46 | Viewed: 1714

Bulgaria Ready to Deploy 400 to Romania-Based NATO Brigade

Bulgarian Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev on Tuesday said his country is ready to take part in a multinational NATO land brigade based in Romania.

Politics » Defense | June 15, 2016, Wednesday // 10:08 | Viewed: 2168

NATO Members Bulgaria, Romania Discuss Defence Cooperation

Defence cooperation between Bulgaria and Romania, issues of NATO agenda and the preparation for the Alliance summit were in the focus of Tuesday’s meeting of the defence ministers of the two countries in Brussels.

Politics » Defense | June 14, 2016, Tuesday // 15:36 | Viewed: 1720

NATO Defence Ministers to Meet in Preparation for Warsaw Summit

The defence ministers of the NATO member countries are scheduled to meet in Brussels on Tuesday and Wednesday in preparation for the forthcoming NATO summit in Warsaw in July.

Politics » Defense | June 14, 2016, Tuesday // 11:46 | Viewed: 1867

US Navy Destroyer Porter Arrives in Bulgaria’s Varna Port

United States guided-missile destroyer Porter has arrived in the Bulgarian Black Sea port of Varna for a scheduled visit.

Politics » Defense | June 9, 2016, Thursday // 21:16 | Viewed: 2065

Bulgaria's Chief of Defence Demands Pay Rise for Servicemen

Bulgaria's Chief of Defence, General Konstantin Popov, demanded increase in the salaries paid to servicemen.

Politics » Defense | June 4, 2016, Saturday // 17:29 | Viewed: 2157

Bulgaria Considers Acquiring 9 Surplus F-16s Modernised by Portugal

The acquisition of nine surplus F-16 figher jets modernised by Portugal is an option, which Bulgaria is analysing as part of plans to replace its ageing fleet of Soviet-made MiG-29s, according to janes.com

Politics » Defense | June 3, 2016, Friday // 18:38 | Viewed: 4361

Bulgaria’s Parliament Endorses Plans to Acquire New Warplanes, Patrol Ships

Bulgaria’s Parliament on Wednesday gave the green light to government plans to acquire new multirole warplanes as well as two multi-purpose patrol ships.

Politics » Defense | June 2, 2016, Thursday // 15:11 | Viewed: 2094

Greek, Bulgarian Defence Chiefs Discuss Expansion of Military Cooperation

Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis, Chief of Hellenic National Defence General Staff, arrived on a three-day official visit to Bulgaria at the invitation of the Chief of Defence General Konstantin Popov, the Defence Ministry in Sofia announced on Monday.

Politics » Defense | May 30, 2016, Monday // 21:39 | Viewed: 3193