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Hristo Smolenov, Antiterrorism Expert: Europe Behaves Like Victim, Attracting Aggressors

Europe behaves like a victim, which attracts aggressors, antiterrorism expert Hristo Smolenov told FOCUS Radio’s Good Morning Bulgaria in relation to frequent terrorist attacks.

Politics » Defense | June 22, 2017, Thursday // 14:12 | Viewed: 1859

Champs-Elysees car attacker was on terror watchlist

A driver who attacked police on Paris's Champs-Elysees on Monday was a 31-year-old man who had been on a security watchlist since 2015 for membership of "the radical Islamist movement," sources close to the probe said.

Politics » Defense | June 20, 2017, Tuesday // 13:01 | Viewed: 45165

Minister Radev: Only 5 km left for the completion of the protection facility at the border between Bulgaria and Turkey

Minister Valentin Radev: Only 5 km left for the completion of the protection facility at the border protection facility between Bulgaria and Turkey.

Politics » Defense | June 17, 2017, Saturday // 14:52 | Viewed: 3130

Nikolay Nenkov Named Deputy Chairman of SANS

The government has named Nikolay Nenkov as deputy chairman of State Agency for National Security (SANS), the government’s press office said.

Politics » Defense | June 13, 2017, Tuesday // 11:00 | Viewed: 6350

Bulgarian Teams Take Part in Aerial Medical Evacuation Exercises in Germany

Teams from the Bulgarian Military Medical Academy took part in aerial medical evacuation exercises at the US training area in Hohenfels, Germany, jointly with military formations from USA, Poland, Romania, Lithuania, Great Britain and Albania, reported BN

Politics » Defense | June 12, 2017, Monday // 12:40 | Viewed: 7077

Bulgarian and Greek Special Forces Took Part in a Joint Anti-Terrorist Training Exercise

Bulgarian and Greek special forces took part in a joint anti-terrorist training exercise at the Ilinden border checkpoint, Bulgaria's Interior Ministry said, quoted by the Independent Balkan News Agency.

Politics » Defense | June 12, 2017, Monday // 10:25 | Viewed: 7403

Leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party: 'We Want the National Security Strategy to be Updated'

''We want the national security strategy to be updated'', said on Sunday Kornelia Ninova, leader of The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), FOCUS News Agency reports.

Politics » Defense | June 12, 2017, Monday // 09:32 | Viewed: 2444

Bulgarian Prosecution Orders Check Over Construction of Fence Along Turkish Border

The Supreme Prosecutor's Office of Cassation has announced that it had ordered the State Agency for National Security (SANS) to carry out an inspection in connection to the construction of the temporary fence along the Bulgarian-Turkish border, reported B

Politics » Defense | June 8, 2017, Thursday // 11:46 | Viewed: 8383

Foreign Affairs Ministry: No Injured Bulgarian Citizens in Tehran attacks

There is no data about any injured Bulgarian citizens in the attacks on Iran's parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini's shrine in Tehran this morning, Bulgaria’s Foreign Affairs Ministry said.

Politics » Defense | June 7, 2017, Wednesday // 15:34 | Viewed: 2265

52 Traffickers Arrested Since Beginning of the Year

Since the beginning of the year, Bulgarian security services have detained 52 traffickers of illegal migrants, reported BNR.

Politics » Defense | June 5, 2017, Monday // 15:12 | Viewed: 4703

Interior Minister: '946 Officers to be Deployed in Summer Resorts, 80 More than Last Year'

''We will gradually deploy a total 946 police officers in the summer resorts, an increase by 80 from last year, including officers from security, criminal and economic police'', Interior Minister Valentin Radev said, quoted by  FOCUS News Agency.

Politics » Defense | June 2, 2017, Friday // 14:52 | Viewed: 2935

British Soldiers Enter Bulgaria en Route to Romania for Exercis

Over 280 British soldiers with nearly 170 military and auxiliary vehicles entered Bulgaria on Wednesday  via Kapitan Petko Voyvoda checkpoint at the country's southeastern border with Greece while en route to Romania, officials said, Xinhua agency reporte

Politics » Defense | June 1, 2017, Thursday // 14:13 | Viewed: 11502

19 Foreigners Without Identity Documents Were Detained in the Area of “Trayanovi Vrata” Tunnel

19 foreigners without identity documents were detained by officials from Kostenets Regional Police Department.

Politics » Defense | May 28, 2017, Sunday // 17:59 | Viewed: 3132

Jens Stoltenberg Sees Bulgaria as Factor For Closer Ties of NATO, EU

 Cooperation between the European Union and NATO should become stronger, and Bulgaria has vowed to assist this process during its 2018 Presidency of the European Union.

Politics » Defense | May 27, 2017, Saturday // 19:05 | Viewed: 4589

PM Boyko Borisov: ‘Land Forces Most Important For Army’

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has disagreed with criticism from President Rumen Radev over that he is likely to revise his view on the rearmament of the Airforce, BNR announced.

Politics » Defense | May 26, 2017, Friday // 12:52 | Viewed: 3111

No Immediate Refugee Wave Threat to Bulgaria

The Military Information Sevice at the Ministry of Defense has informed the Defense Parliamentary Committee on the current military and political situation in Southeast Europe and the implications for national security, according to BNR.

Politics » Defense | May 25, 2017, Thursday // 16:29 | Viewed: 97514

No Increased Migratory Pressure on Bulgarian-Turkish Border

At this point, there is no increased migratory pressure on the Bulgarian-Turkish border’’, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, chairman of the parliamentary committee on internal security has said, according to BNR.

Politics » Defense | May 23, 2017, Tuesday // 17:47 | Viewed: 12975

35 Contracts Have Been Signed Under the Bulgaria-Serbia Cross-border Cooperation Programme

''35 contracts for execution of projects have been signed under the Bulgaria–Serbia IPA Cross-Border Programme 2014-2020.

Politics » Defense | May 23, 2017, Tuesday // 15:45 | Viewed: 3313

No Direct Threat For Bulgaria After the Attack in Manchester

A meeting was held at the Bulgarian Interior Ministry in Sofia of the National Operative Center for the evaluation of risks including the terrorist attack threat in the wake of the terrorist act in Manchester UK, and  based on a report of the security ser

Politics » Defense | May 23, 2017, Tuesday // 12:38 | Viewed: 13148

Bulgaria Wants More Serious Funding for EU Battlegroups

At a Brussels-held sitting of the Foreign Affairs (Defense) Council of the EU Bulgarian Minister of Defense Krasimir Karakachanov declared that Sofia wanted the expansion of the range of the common funding for the EU battlegroups vie including the expense

Politics » Defense | May 19, 2017, Friday // 12:06 | Viewed: 99105

The Commander of the Sixth US Navy visited Varna on May 16

Rear Admiral Christopher Grady, Commander of the Sixth US Navy and NATO Force, discussed co-operation in the field of maritime security with the commander of the Bulgarian Naval Forces Mitko Petev.

Politics » Defense | May 17, 2017, Wednesday // 15:18 | Viewed: 13734
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