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Bulgaria: In September, Number of Detained Migrants was 28.9% Higher than in August

In September, a total of 1,626 third-country nationals were detained in Bulgaria, according to statistics from the Ministry of Interior. Of these, 154 people were detained at the entrance to the state border, 128 at the exit without registration, and 1344

Politics » Defense | October 22, 2021, Friday // 11:39 | Viewed: 2253

Foreigners with Positions in Bulgaria’s “Arsenal” Weapons Factory Left in Custody

After nearly four hours of trial, the Stara Zagora District Court remanded in custody the three foreign nationals detained in Kazanlak, Nova TV reported. They are accused of taking samples and documents from the Kazanlak weapons factory "Arsenal".

Politics » Defense | October 10, 2021, Sunday // 11:19 | Viewed: 2959

Bulgaria: Customs Officers Found over 500,000 Pieces of Contraband Cigarettes

Customs officers at the Kapitan Andreevo border checkpoint found more than 500,000 pieces of contraband cigarettes in wooden panels in a truck with Turkish registration, the Customs Agency announced.

Politics » Defense | September 29, 2021, Wednesday // 10:37 | Viewed: 2098

United States Successfully Tested Hypersonic Weapon

The United States has successfully tested hypersonic weapons, Reuters reported.

Politics » Defense | September 28, 2021, Tuesday // 09:46 | Viewed: 2053

NATO Greenlights Idea of Building EU Rapid Reaction Force

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg confirmed that he supported the plans of the EU to build a common defence policy, but he warned against any rapid reaction force that might duplicate allied operations.

Politics » Defense | September 4, 2021, Saturday // 13:07 | Viewed: 2680

Terrorist Attack in a Supermarket in New Zealand

Terrorist attack in a supermarket in Auckland. An ISIL supporter stabbed six people in New Zealand's largest city. The police shot the perpetrator.

Politics » Defense | September 3, 2021, Friday // 13:12 | Viewed: 2144

34 Afghans Evacuated to Bulgaria

34 Afghan citizens were evacuated after the Taliban came to power, as these were people who worked for the closed Bulgarian embassy in Kabul a few years ago, for the Bulgarian military contingent, and for European and international institutions.

Politics » Defense | September 1, 2021, Wednesday // 14:27 | Viewed: 2363

Caretaker Prime Minister: There is No Need for Troops on the Border

“The armed forces are ready to join the border guard, but at this stage, this is not necessary.”This was the answer of Caretaker Prime Minister Setafan Yanev and Ministers Boyko Rashkov and Georgi Panayotov to the questions of the deputies in the plenary

Politics » Defense | September 1, 2021, Wednesday // 14:12 | Viewed: 2749

Defense Minister: Caretaker Government is Not Negotiating for New F-16 Aircraft

According to the minister, the project for modernization of the Air Force envisages the acquisition of combat vehicles in two stages of eight fighters.

Politics » Defense | August 20, 2021, Friday // 12:05 | Viewed: 2222

Bulgaria's Caretaker Interior Minister: Migration Pressure on Bulgaria is Increasing

Bulgarian caretaker Interior Minister Boyko Rashkov told Parliament that migration pressure on the country is increasing.

Politics » Defense | July 30, 2021, Friday // 14:30 | Viewed: 3845

US President to Join Video Conference with NATO Eastern Flank, Bucharest Nine

US President Joe Biden will join a meeting by video link of presidents of countries on NATO's eastern flank being held on Monday in the Romanian capital, according to the offices of the Romanian and Polish presidents, news wires reported.

Politics » Defense | May 10, 2021, Monday // 14:40 | Viewed: 2399

NATO Will Hold Military Drills on Alliances’ Southern Wing, Troops and Vehicles Will Pass through Bulgaria

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization will hold military exercises dubbed Steadfast Defender 21 which will involve up to 9,000 servicemen, will be held on NATO’s southern wing, in particular Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria and Portugal, between May 20 and Jun

Politics » Defense | May 10, 2021, Monday // 13:23 | Viewed: 4681

More Details about Espionage Scandal: Group of Top Bulgarian Military Involved in Spying for Russia Detained

“It's the first time that an espionage group has been busted in Bulgaria.

Politics » Defense | March 19, 2021, Friday // 14:06 | Viewed: 6664

UK to Boost Nuclear Trident Warheads Arsenal by 40 Percent in Response to China, Russia Threat

Britain is lifting the cap on the number of Trident nuclear warheads it can stockpile by more than 40%, Boris Johnson will announce on Tuesday, ending 30 years of gradual disarmament since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Politics » Defense | March 16, 2021, Tuesday // 13:25 | Viewed: 3357

Bulgaria to Host Several Multinational Military Drills, NATO Members Hone Interoperability

Bulgaria will host and share in a series of multinational military exercises in 2021 so as to enhance its armed forces' operational capabilities, the Bulgarian Defence Ministry said in a press release on Monday.

Politics » Defense | March 16, 2021, Tuesday // 08:56 | Viewed: 4295

Bulgaria: Defense Committee Approves Creation of Cyber Warfare Command

The Parliamentary Defense Committee approved at second reading the amendments to the Defense and the Armed Forces Act.

Politics » Defense | March 3, 2021, Wednesday // 12:20 | Viewed: 3631

Bulgarian Military Contingent to Take Part in Resolute Support NATO Mission in Afghanistan

Defense Minister Admiral Emil Eftimov will participate in the solemn ceremony dedicated to sending off the 42nd  Bulgarian military contingent designated to participate in train, advise and assist Resolute Support NATO mission in Afghanistan.

Politics » Defense | March 2, 2021, Tuesday // 10:06 | Viewed: 4085

Bulgaria’s Defense Minister: Eight Su-25 Aircraft in Fighting Trim at Bezmer Base

"This Friday is a good day for our aviation.

Politics » Defense | February 26, 2021, Friday // 14:57 | Viewed: 4262

Balkans and Black Sea in Focus of Massive US European Defender Military Exercise

The Army is concentrating this year’s major European Defender exercise on training for high-end warfare in the Balkans and the Black Sea, the service’s top general there said last week.

Politics » Defense | February 10, 2021, Wednesday // 14:38 | Viewed: 4041

Bulgarian Pilots Will Be Trained in US to Operate F-16 Fighter Jets

Two military pilots will join the second and third groups that are earmarked to go to the US to be trained to pilot F-16 fighter jets, said Deputy Defense Minister Atanas Zapryanov at the sitting of the parliamentary defense committee.

Politics » Defense | January 14, 2021, Thursday // 16:26 | Viewed: 2991

Bulgarian Task Forces Will Have New Combat Vehicles

A contract with the Bulgarian company SAMEL-90 AD for the acquisition of combat vehicles for Bulgarian task forces will be signed at the Ministry of Defense today.

Politics » Defense | December 8, 2020, Tuesday // 10:22 | Viewed: 3338
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