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NATO Warships to Drop Anchor in Bulgaria's Varna

Canadian HMCS Toronto and Spanish ESPS Almirante Juan de Borbón are to arrive at the Black Sea city of Varna on Friday, the Bulgarian Navy has reported.

Politics » Defense | September 19, 2014, Friday // 09:44 | Viewed: 1015

FT: Vision 2020 Could Be Seen as 'Distancing Bulgaria From Moscow'

Bulgaria must boost defense spending in response to Russia's invasion in Ukraine and the situation in the Middle East, caretaker Defense Minister Velizar Shalamanov told the Financial Times' beyondbrics blog.

Politics » Defense | September 17, 2014, Wednesday // 20:36 | Viewed: 1075

Former Joint Forces Command Chief Appointed President's Secretary

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has signed a decree appointing reserve Lt Gen Atanas Samandov as his Defense and Security Secretary, the presidency has announced.

Politics » Defense | September 17, 2014, Wednesday // 19:48 | Viewed: 809

NATO Crisis Management Center Opens in Bulgaria

President Rosen Plevneliev and a number of ministers from the interim government have attended the opening ceremony of a crisis management centre of the Alliance in Bulgaria's capital Sofia.

Politics » Defense | September 17, 2014, Wednesday // 19:13 | Viewed: 1229

Bulgaria, Romania to Hold Joint Air Policing Exercise

Bulgaria and Romania will begin a joint air policing exercise this month to practice measures against potential threat to strategic facilities from hijacked or suspicious aircraft.

Politics » Defense | September 16, 2014, Tuesday // 17:58 | Viewed: 1339

Bulgaria's Joint Forces Command Chief Replaced

Rear Admiral Georgi Motev took over from Lieutenant General Atanas Samandov as Commander of Bulgaria's Joint Forces Command, the Defenсe Ministry reported.

Politics » Defense | September 16, 2014, Tuesday // 14:58 | Viewed: 958

Ukraine Crisis is Risk for European Security – Bulgaria's Defense Min

The situation in Ukraine poses a significant risk to the European security, Bulgarian caretaker Defense Minister Velizar Shalamanov said, Monday.

Politics » Defense | September 15, 2014, Monday // 18:13 | Viewed: 1429

NATO Starts War Games in Western Ukraine

US-led military exercises involving 1,300 troops from 15 countries started on Monday in northwestern Ukraine.

Politics » Defense | September 15, 2014, Monday // 11:52 | Viewed: 1083

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: 1409

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: 1487

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: 1471

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: 1284

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: 1349

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: 1481

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: 1714

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: 1551

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: 1548

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: 1172

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: 1328

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: 1191

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: 830