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Bulgaria President, Defense Head Fight over Army Appointments

A conflict has erupted between the Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov and Defense Minister Anyu Angelov weeks before the army holiday May 6.

Politics » Defense | April 23, 2010, Friday // 20:45 | Viewed: 1967

Bulgaria, US Launch Joint Spring Military Training

The joint Bulgarian-American military training "Thracian Spring 2010" began Monday in the regions of Plovdiv and Yambol, the Defense Ministry informs.

Politics » Defense | April 19, 2010, Monday // 16:30 | Viewed: 2397

Bulgarian Communication Specialist Defends Controversial Optic Cable

Former officers of the Bulgarian military have spoken in favor of the Strandzha 2 optic cable, a project which led to the arrest of ex Defense Minister Nikolay Tsonev.

Politics » Defense | April 19, 2010, Monday // 09:54 | Viewed: 1936

NATO, Russia Need Missile Shield, Rasmussen Says

NATO's secretary-general has reiterated his call for closer cooperation with Russia on the issue of the European missile defense.

Politics » Defense | April 15, 2010, Thursday // 09:36 | Viewed: 2330

Bulgarian Defense Minister, 4-Year-Old Girl Injured in Car Crash

It has been confirmed officially that Bulgaria's Defense Minister Anyu Angelov and a 4-year-old girl have suffered light injuries in a car accident in Sofia.

Politics » Defense | April 14, 2010, Wednesday // 22:14 | Viewed: 2415

Bulgarian Defense Minister's Car Crashes, Injures Child

A Mercedes of Bulgaria's National Security Service (NSO) crashed into another car on a main Sofia boulevard late Wednesday night, injuring a child.

Politics » Defense | April 14, 2010, Wednesday // 20:33 | Viewed: 1847

Saab Lures Bulgaria to Buy Gripen Fighter Jets

The Swedish company Saab has offered Bulgaria Gripen fighter jets at the price of second-hand US F-16 planes.

Politics » Defense | April 14, 2010, Wednesday // 19:11 | Viewed: 11956

Bulgaria Army Squanders Taxpayers' Money - Report

Bulgaria maintains one of the largest and most costly for the taxpayers' armies in the EU, according to a report of the Council of Ministers about the state of the Army in 2009.

Politics » Defense | April 14, 2010, Wednesday // 17:21 | Viewed: 2984

Bulgaria Wants Part in US European Missile Defense

Bulgaria will request participation in the US defense shield in Europe as soon as all parameters of the system become clear, Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Vesela Cherneva, announced Tuesday.

Politics » Defense | April 13, 2010, Tuesday // 15:35 | Viewed: 2349

Economic Crisis Strikes Bulgarian Army Day Parade

Bulgaria's penniless Defense Ministry is planning to make the 2010 Army Day parade significantly more modest than last year's.

Politics » Defense | April 12, 2010, Monday // 15:24 | Viewed: 5318

Bulgaria Military Shrinks Weapon Deals over Money Shortage

Bulgaria's Defense Ministry intends to alter the scope of some its of weapon purchases because of a shortage of money, Defense Minister Angelov has announced.

Politics » Defense | April 6, 2010, Tuesday // 20:14 | Viewed: 1895

Rocket Attack Hits Kandahar NATO Base, No Bulgarians Injured

The NATO base near Kandahar in Afghanistan has been attacked by two rockets at 7.35 local time, Bulgaria's defense ministry announced.

Politics » Defense | April 5, 2010, Monday // 19:48 | Viewed: 3570

Bulgaria Marks NATO Solidarity Day

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is turning 61 on Sunday, April 4, 2010.

Politics » Defense | April 4, 2010, Sunday // 13:34 | Viewed: 1544

New Bulgarian Rangers Company to Guard Afghanistan Airport

The Bulgarian Defense Ministry informed Friday that the rotation between the 1st and 2nd Bulgarian army companies guarding the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, had concluded.

Politics » Defense | April 2, 2010, Friday // 19:50 | Viewed: 2933

Bulgaria Jails Top Ranking Military Officers for 10 Years

Two high-ranking Bulgarian military officers have been sentenced to ten years each over embezzlement of army assets.

Politics » Defense | March 31, 2010, Wednesday // 13:01 | Viewed: 1758

Bulgaria Military Contracts Face Legal Sanctions

Bulgaria's Defense Minister, Anyu Angelov, has warned that his department may face legal sanctions by the Arbitration Court.

Politics » Defense | March 29, 2010, Monday // 18:32 | Viewed: 1554

Bulgaria Foreign Minister Backs European Missile Shield

Bulgaria Foreign Affairs Minister, Nikolay Mladenov, has stated that the construction of a missile shield that covers all European countries would restore the confidence of European citizens in NATO.

Politics » Defense | March 27, 2010, Saturday // 16:50 | Viewed: 1657

MP: Bulgaria's Former Govts Looted Army Property

Bulgaria's former cabinets have committed gross abuses by selling large amounts of Defense Ministry property for scrap, alerted a ruling party MP.

Politics » Defense | March 26, 2010, Friday // 18:20 | Viewed: 2029

Bulgaria Defense Minister: No Staff Cuts at Headquarters

Bulgaria Defense Minister, Anyu Angelov, has stated that he does not foresee redundancies at the Defense headquarters in Sofia.

Politics » Defense | March 25, 2010, Thursday // 15:08 | Viewed: 1147

'Bloated' Bulgaria Army Administration Set for 30% Cut

Bulgaria Defense Minister Anyu Angelov has stated that the administration of Bulgaria's Army needs to be reduced by up to 30%.

Politics » Defense | March 22, 2010, Monday // 12:55 | Viewed: 1419

Bulgaria Agrees Military Cooperation with Serbia

The Bulgaria military deputy chief, Minko Kavaldjiev, is leading a delegation to Belgrade, in a continuing program of cooperation with the Serbian military.

Politics » Defense | March 17, 2010, Wednesday // 14:54 | Viewed: 4074
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