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.
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.
Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has signed a decree appointing reserve Lt Gen Atanas Samandov as his Defense and Security Secretary, the presidency has announced.
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.
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.
The situation in Ukraine poses a significant risk to the European security, Bulgarian caretaker Defense Minister Velizar Shalamanov said, Monday.
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has voiced his hope that Ukraine will become a non-NATO ally "in the near future".
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".
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has announced a plan stepping up defense of the alliance's eastern flank has now been successfully adopted.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
A new round of talks within the Contact group for Eastern Ukraine held Tuesday has failed to yield results.
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