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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: 1306

60 Bulgarian Troops Continue to Assist Police in Guarding Border with Greece

Sixty servicemen from Bulgaria's land forces are continuing to assist border police in guarding the state border with Greece in the area of the Kulata checkpoint.

Politics » Defense | May 30, 2016, Monday // 13:08 | Viewed: 1408

Bulgaria Plans to Refit Two of Its Frigates

The Bulgarian defence ministry is planning to refit two of the frigates currently in service to the navy in order to fully restore their capabilities.

Politics » Defense | May 27, 2016, Friday // 22:08 | Viewed: 1668

Bulgaria Discussing Joint NATO Maritime Group with Romania, Turkey

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov has said Bulgaria is exploring options to take part in a joint standing maritime group of NATO in the Black Sea.

Politics » Defense | May 20, 2016, Friday // 19:28 | Viewed: 2781

Bulgaria's Govt Backs Montenegro Accession to NATO

The Bulgarian cabinet has approved a draft document providing for the accession of Montenegro to NATO, the government's press office has said.

Politics » Defense | May 17, 2016, Tuesday // 17:28 | Viewed: 1612

US Arms Control Official to Stop By in Bulgaria

The United States Assistant Secretary for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance will visit Bulgaria next week as part of a European trip starting Wednesday, the US Department of State says.

Politics » Defense | May 11, 2016, Wednesday // 11:05 | Viewed: 1510

NATO Launches Platinum Lion 16-3 Exercise at Bulgaria’s Novo Selo Training Range

Platinum Lion 16-3, a joint exercise of NATO troops, has been launched on Monday at Novo Selo training range, in southeastern Bulgaria.

Politics » Defense | May 9, 2016, Monday // 16:16 | Viewed: 1982

Bulgaria’s Defence Ministry Warns against Operating Drones above Sofia May 3-May 6

Bulgaria’s Defence Ministry has warned against operating drones in the skies above Sofia and several adjacent areas next week to avoid collision with military aircraft flying low-altitude training missions in preparation for Army Day parade.

Politics » Defense | April 30, 2016, Saturday // 14:07 | Viewed: 3252

Bulgaria, US Begin Preparations for Joint Air Training “Thracian Eagle 2016”

Eight F-15 C/D fighter jets from the 104th Fighter Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard were relocated on Thursday to Bulgaria's Graf Ignatievo Air Base.

Politics » Defense | April 28, 2016, Thursday // 20:18 | Viewed: 2930

Ex-DefMin Appointed Head of Bulgaria's Defense Institute

Todor Tagarev, a Bulgarian defense expert who served as interim Defense Minister in March-May 2013, is taking over as head of a key R&D and training institute with the ministry.

Politics » Defense | April 28, 2016, Thursday // 13:25 | Viewed: 2216

Bulgaria, Croatia to Boost Regional, Transborder Defence Cooperation

During their meeting on Monday, Bulgarian Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev and his Croatian counterpart Josip Buljevic agreed to consolidate the regional and transborder cooperation between the two countries.

Politics » Defense | April 26, 2016, Tuesday // 11:15 | Viewed: 5125

Bulgarian Defence Minister Embarks on Two-Day Official Visit to Croatia

Bulgarian Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev is expected to arrive on a two-day official visit to Croatia on Monday.

Politics » Defense | April 25, 2016, Monday // 12:05 | Viewed: 3252

Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine Discuss Setting up Joint Army Brigade

Bulgaria, Romania and Ukraine are discussing the possibility of setting up a joint military brigade.

Politics » Defense | April 21, 2016, Thursday // 16:08 | Viewed: 6557

Bulgaria to Build Border Fences without Calling Tenders

Bulgarian lawmakers have definitely approved a bill under which the construction of any fence along Bulgaria's borders can be initiated without public procurement procedures.

Politics » Defense | April 20, 2016, Wednesday // 18:17 | Viewed: 4835

Bulgaria's Ranks Average in Military Expenditure within NATO

Bulgaria spends far more on defense as a share of its GDP compared to Germany, Italy, and Canada, NATO data shows.

Politics » Defense | April 19, 2016, Tuesday // 13:32 | Viewed: 5295

Bulgaria, Greece, Romania to Step up Defence Cooperation

Bulgaria, Greece and Romania will take concrete measures to enhance their defence cooperation.

Politics » Defense | April 19, 2016, Tuesday // 11:04 | Viewed: 4216

Bulgarian MP Proposes to Formally Involve Volunteers in Border Protection

A Bulgarian lawmaker has proposed to introduce military training for volunteers willing to help police and army personnel protect the border with Turkey from crossing by irregular migrants.

Politics » Defense | April 18, 2016, Monday // 20:53 | Viewed: 4772

Bulgaria Launches Public Tender for Purchase of Ten MiG-29 Engines

The Bulgarian defence ministry informed on Friday that it has launched a public tender for the supply of ten engines for MiG-29 fighter jets.

Politics » Defense | April 15, 2016, Friday // 19:03 | Viewed: 5274

DefMin: Bulgaria Deploys 300 More Troops to Border as Preventive Measure

Bulgarian Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev said on Thursday that there is no migrant pressure on the country's borders and the deployment of 300 additional troops to the borders with Greece and Turkey is a preventive measure.

Politics » Defense | April 14, 2016, Thursday // 12:20 | Viewed: 5363

Bulgarian Government Adopts National Defence Strategy

At its regular meeting on Wednesday, the Bulgarian government adopted the national defence strategy.

Politics » Defense | April 13, 2016, Wednesday // 14:18 | Viewed: 5326

Bulgaria to Deploy 300 Additional Troops to Border

Bulgaria will deploy 300 additional servicemen to assist in guarding the country's borders in the event of a heightened migrant pressure.

Politics » Defense | April 11, 2016, Monday // 13:40 | Viewed: 6042