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Four NATO Warships 'Heading for Black Sea'

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

Politics » Defense | 11 minutes ago | Viewed: 45

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: 669

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: 518

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: 1099

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: 589

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: 829

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: 556

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: 1306

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: 1773

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: 5415

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: 1511

Bulgaria's Interim DefMin: No Jolts to Be Allowed in Intelligence

Caretaker Defense Minister Velizar Shalamanov asserted Friday his institution would not allow any shocks in the intelligence services.

Politics » Defense | August 22, 2014, Friday // 10:56 | Viewed: 1379

Defense Minister 'to Dismiss Military Intelligence Chief'

Bulgaria's interim Defense Minister Velizar Shalamanov has decided to replace Veselin Ivanov, Director of the Defense Information Service, media sources say.

Politics » Defense | August 21, 2014, Thursday // 09:39 | Viewed: 1383

US Air Force F-15 Deploy to Bulgaria for Bilateral Training Event

A dozen US Air Force F-15s and some 180 personnel have been deployed at Bulgaria’s Graf Ignatievo Air Base to take part in a bilateral exercise with the Bulgarian Air Force.

Politics » Defense | August 20, 2014, Wednesday // 16:33 | Viewed: 1682

UK 'Has Moved Beyond Humanitarian Mission' in Iraq - DefMin

British Defense Minister Michael Fallon confirmed that his country was increasing its military involvement in conflict-torn Iraq.

Politics » Defense | August 18, 2014, Monday // 14:25 | Viewed: 1188

Rearmament of Bulgarian Army To Cost BGN 1B by 2020

The rearmament of the Bulgarian army will cost BGN 1B by 2020, according to caretaker Defense Minister Velizar Shalamanov.

Politics » Defense | August 15, 2014, Friday // 14:30 | Viewed: 1825

Controlled Blasts of Old Ammunition Concluded in SE Bulgaria

The mass destruction of old ammunition at a blasted ammo depot in southeastern Bulgaria has been concluded, Wednesday.

Politics » Defense | August 13, 2014, Wednesday // 13:46 | Viewed: 1347

Maritime Security 'More Important Nowadays' - Interim DefMin

Caretaker Defense Minister Velizar Shalamanov described maritime security as "more and more important" due to the complicated environment in the Black Sea.

Politics » Defense | August 10, 2014, Sunday // 15:17 | Viewed: 1313

US Missile Cruiser Vella Gulf Enters Black Sea

US guided-missile cruiser Vella Gulf entered the Black Sea on Thursday, "to promote peace and stability in the region", the US Navy announced.

Politics » Defense | August 7, 2014, Thursday // 10:48 | Viewed: 3627

Bulgaria's Navy Needs New Ships, Submarines

Bulgaria's Navy need 2-3 new multifunctional ships, said the commander of the Bulgarian Navy, Rear Admiral Dimitar Denev, quoted by the BTA wire service.

Politics » Defense | August 6, 2014, Wednesday // 12:58 | Viewed: 1967

Russia to Boost Crimea-Based Black Sea Fleet

Russia is to enforce its Black Sea Fleet stationed on the Crimean Peninsula, which broke away from Ukraine in mid-March.

Politics » Defense | July 23, 2014, Wednesday // 12:56 | Viewed: 902
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