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Bulgaria Afghanistan Mission to Be Consolidated in Kandahar

Bulgaria's Defense Minister, Nikolay Mladenov, informed Tuesday the commanding officers in Kabul and Kandahar that the country's contingent will be consolidated in Kandahar.

Politics » Defense | December 22, 2009, Tuesday // 19:23 | Viewed: 3044

Bulgaria Set to Increase Troop Numbers in Afghanistan

Bulgaria Defense Minister, Nikolay Mladenov, stated Friday that Bulgaria is considering sending an extra 20-30 troops to join the Bulgarian force guarding Kandahar Airport.

Politics » Defense | December 18, 2009, Friday // 16:25 | Viewed: 2094

Bulgaria Remembers 13 Soldiers Killed in Iraq

A mass will be served on Friday for the thirteen Bulgarian soldiers, who have been killed in Iraq, where the country's troops have been stationed in crucial central provinces around Shia holy towns including Karbala.

Politics » Defense | December 18, 2009, Friday // 11:38 | Viewed: 1945

5 Bulgarian Officers Join EU Afghanistan Police Mission

Bulgaria is sending 5 officers to assist the EU police mission in Afghanistan, the Defense Ministry informs Tuesday.

Politics » Defense | December 9, 2009, Wednesday // 13:30 | Viewed: 1434

Bulgaria President Calls for Tighter Control on Army Spending

Bulgaria President Georgi Parvanov has called for tighter controls on Bulgarian army spending "that have probably not been in place during the transition years.

Politics » Defense | December 8, 2009, Tuesday // 09:02 | Viewed: 1542

Bulgaria Confirms Afghanistan Commitment

Bulgaria has deposited EUR 100 000 in the NATO fund for the strengthening of the Alliance’s Afghanistan mission.

Politics » Defense | December 5, 2009, Saturday // 11:56 | Viewed: 2048

Bulgarian Delegates to NATO Stranded over Delayed Allowances

Almost 70 Bulgarians working at the country's delegation to NATO in Brussels, and at the military headquarters in Mons, Belgian, are in a dire situation.

Politics » Defense | December 1, 2009, Tuesday // 08:00 | Viewed: 2298

Bulgaria Defense Minister: We Might Up Afghanistan Mission

Bulgaria's Defense Minister, Nikolay Mladenov, stated Thursday there is a strong possibility that the country will increase its military contingent in Afghanistan.

Politics » Defense | November 26, 2009, Thursday // 10:54 | Viewed: 1695

Bulgaria Defense Minister: Millions Drained through Public Procurement Loophole

Bulgaria's Defense Minister, Nikolay Mladenov, said Thursday that a minor "loophole" in the Public Procurement Act allowed large-scale violations.

Politics » Defense | November 26, 2009, Thursday // 08:39 | Viewed: 1549

Bulgarian Army Scraps Russian Arms, Goes Western

The Bulgarian Army is entering a phase in which it will get rid of its Russian-made weaponry, and will gradually replace it with Western arms.

Politics » Defense | November 25, 2009, Wednesday // 15:16 | Viewed: 3803

Bulgaria to Participate in EU Afghanistan Police Mission

Bulgaria is seriously considering sending at least one representative to take part in the European Union police mission in Afghanistan.

Politics » Defense | November 23, 2009, Monday // 15:20 | Viewed: 1711

Bulgaria Defense Minister: Radically New Afghanistan Strategy Needed

NATO's international forces in Afghanistan need a radically new strategy in Afghanistan if they are to succeed there.

Politics » Defense | November 17, 2009, Tuesday // 18:44 | Viewed: 2052

Bulgaria Govt Grants Use of Military Planes for Health Emergencies

Bulgaria's government is going to authorize Wednesday the use of planes and helicopters of the Ministry of Defense for health emergencies.

Politics » Defense | November 17, 2009, Tuesday // 17:49 | Viewed: 1836

Bulgaria Won't Reduce Afghanistan Troops despite Funding Issues

Bulgaria is not going to reduce the number of its troops in Afghanistan despite the financial difficulties of its Defense Ministry.

Politics » Defense | November 6, 2009, Friday // 18:17 | Viewed: 1598

Bulgarian Rangers Safe after Afghani Kandahar Airport Attack

The Kandahar airport in Afghanistan has been attacked by a rocket, the Bulgarian Defense Ministry informed.

Politics » Defense | October 22, 2009, Thursday // 21:27 | Viewed: 2836

Bulgaria Welcomes Serbia, Montenegro as Full SEDM Members

Bulgaria Defense Minister, Nikolay Mladenov, has welcomed the adoption of Serbia and Montenegro as full members of the Ministers of Defense of South-Eastern Europe meeting format.

Politics » Defense | October 21, 2009, Wednesday // 19:29 | Viewed: 2478

Defense Minister: US Military Will Not Up Bulgaria Investments

The US has no intentions of investing any additional funds in the joint-use military training facilities in Bulgaria, Defense Minister, Nikolay Mladenov states Wednesday.

Politics » Defense | October 21, 2009, Wednesday // 15:25 | Viewed: 2211

Sofia Hosts South-Eastern Europe Defense Ministers Meeting

The annual meeting of the Ministers of Defense of South-Eastern Europe will take place in Sofia, starting on Wednesday.

Politics » Defense | October 21, 2009, Wednesday // 08:19 | Viewed: 1527

US Embassy Clarifies Position onTraining Facilities in Bulgaria

The US Embassy in Sofia issued Tuesday a press release to clarify the US official position on the use and the intentions of the joint Bulgarian-US military training facilities such as the one in Novo Selo.

Politics » Defense | October 20, 2009, Tuesday // 19:11 | Viewed: 2139

Bulgaria Businessmen Trained on Working with US Military

Bulgarian businessmen from the city of Sliven took part Tuesday in a meeting with US army officers at the Novo Selo training ground.

Politics » Defense | October 20, 2009, Tuesday // 17:31 | Viewed: 5647

Defense Minister: Bulgaria Will Up Afghanistan Mission

The Bulgarian Defense Ministry is considering increasing the country’s military contingent in Afghanistan and reducing the mission in Bosnia.

Politics » Defense | October 17, 2009, Saturday // 20:44 | Viewed: 2087
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