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NATO to Station Ship Command Centre near Bulgaria's Varna

NATO will station a centre for the command and management of ships near the Bulgarian seaside city of Varna.

Politics » Defense | February 27, 2015, Friday // 15:45 | Viewed: 931

Bulgaria Defense Ministry 'to Lay Off 4600' over Budget Shortfall

Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev has said his institution will be forced to lay off 4600 military and civilian officers due to budget restrictions.

Politics » Defense | February 24, 2015, Tuesday // 08:01 | Viewed: 975

7306 Bulgarian Military Reservists Summoned Since Start of 2015

Since the beginning of the year, 7306 Bulgarians, who are part of the military reserve force, have been summoned to appear at their local military districts.

Politics » Defense | February 23, 2015, Monday // 14:51 | Viewed: 1152

Turkish Intelligence Warns of Jihadists Passing Through Bulgaria

Turkey warned that Syrian and Palestinian citizens, who pretend to be refugees, are planning to travel to Europe through Bulgaria in order to attack countries participating in the international coalition against IS.

Politics » Defense | February 19, 2015, Thursday // 15:58 | Viewed: 1824

Bulgarian Deputy PM Attends Forum on Countering Foreign Fighters

Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Kuneva participated at the ministerial meeting on countering foreign terrorist fighters, which was held in Washington on Wednesday.

Politics » Defense | February 19, 2015, Thursday // 11:48 | Viewed: 1382

Poland Ready to Service Bulgarian MiG-29 Fighters, Defence Minister Siemoniak Says

Poland is ready to provide servicing for Bulgaria’s Russian-made MiG-29 fighter aircraft, Polish Defence Minister Tomasz Siemoniak has said.

Politics » Defense | February 17, 2015, Tuesday // 12:09 | Viewed: 3261

Bulgaria Defense Minister to Meet Polish Counterpart in Warsaw

Bulgarian Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev is due to hold talks with Poland's Deputy PM and Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak on Monday, February 16.

Politics » Defense | February 15, 2015, Sunday // 14:52 | Viewed: 1481

We Should Have Explained Better Plans For NATO Centre in Bulgaria, Mitov Says

Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov has said that neither is his country preparing to go to war with anyone, nor is Russia intending to go to war with Bulgaria.

Politics » Defense | February 14, 2015, Saturday // 16:00 | Viewed: 1912

Bulgarian Defence Minister Dismisses Rumours of Mobilisation

Bulgarian Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev reassured on Wednesday that no mobilisation was taking place in the country.

Politics » Defense | February 11, 2015, Wednesday // 10:06 | Viewed: 1540

Bulgaria’s President to Schedule Meeting of Nat’l Security Council over Defense Issues

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev will convene a meeting of the Consultative Council for National Security in March over defense issues.

Politics » Defense | February 10, 2015, Tuesday // 19:13 | Viewed: 1116

Bulgaria Needs No Legal Amendments for Hosting NATO Command Centre

Bulgarian Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev announced that no legislative amendments are required for the hosting of the proposed NATO command centre in Sofia.

Politics » Defense | February 5, 2015, Thursday // 19:59 | Viewed: 1304

NATO Defence Ministers to Meet to Finalise Decision on Command Centres

The defence ministers of NATO member states are to gather at a one-day meeting on Thursday in Brussels, where it is expected that they will decide on the stationing of the proposed command centres on the eastern flank.

Politics » Defense | February 4, 2015, Wednesday // 12:25 | Viewed: 1401

Amendment to Defence Act Would Allow Hosting NATO Command Centre

The Bulgarian government has proposed an amendment to the Defence Act, which would allow for the stationing of the proposed NATO command centre in the country.

Politics » Defense | February 4, 2015, Wednesday // 08:19 | Viewed: 1202

DefMin: Russia Spreading Rumors of 'War Preparation' in Bulgaria

Bulgarian Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev feels that there is a Russian propaganda center in Bulgaria attempting to create tension in the local and international communities over a possible war preparation.

Politics » Defense | February 3, 2015, Tuesday // 10:25 | Viewed: 2579

MP Advises NATO Command HQ Not to Be Interpreted as War Prep

Chairperson of Bulgaria's parliamentary Defence Committee Miho Mihov said on Sunday that the stationing of a NATO command centre in the country should not be interpreted as preparation for war.

Politics » Defense | February 2, 2015, Monday // 15:14 | Viewed: 1399

New Fence at Border with Turkey Will Be 4 Times More Expensive

The new section of the fence, which Bulgaria plans to construct at the border with Turkey in order to limit the influx of illegal immigrants, will be four times more expensive.

Politics » Defense | January 31, 2015, Saturday // 12:59 | Viewed: 1786

Defence Minister Confirms NATO Is to Station Command Centre in Bulgaria

Bulgarian Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev announced during parliamentary control on Friday that NATO is to station a command centre in the capital Sofia.

Politics » Defense | January 30, 2015, Friday // 16:10 | Viewed: 1775

Bulgaria, Romania Discuss Elements of NATO’s Readiness Action Plan

Bulgaria’s Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev and his Romanian counterpart Mircea Dusa on Tuesday discussed the creation of command and control elements that would be deployed in the two countries as part of NATO’s Readiness Action Plan.

Politics » Defense | January 27, 2015, Tuesday // 16:49 | Viewed: 1884

Bulgarian Troops Deployed at Border Will Not Bear Arms

The Bulgarian troops, who are to be deployed in order to aid the Interior Ministry in guarding the border with Turkey against the influx of illegal immigrants, will not bear arms.

Politics » Defense | January 27, 2015, Tuesday // 07:41 | Viewed: 1892

Bulgaria Defense Ministry to Dispatch 180 Troops along Border with Turkey

As many as 180 troops are to be deployed at the Bulgaria-Turkey border, Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev has said.

Politics » Defense | January 25, 2015, Sunday // 10:50 | Viewed: 4510

Bulgaria’s President Calls for Defence Spending Update to Meet Pledges to NATO

Bulgaria needs to update its defence spending in 2015 to meet its pledge to improve defence capabilities made at NATO’s Wales summit in September, President Rosen Plevneliev said on Thursday.

Politics » Defense | January 22, 2015, Thursday // 21:26 | Viewed: 1681