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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: 1844

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: 1603

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: 2861

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: 2487

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: 2226

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: 1534

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: 2147

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: 5769

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: 2098

Defense Minister: Bulgaria Needs New Jet Fighters

Bulgaria needs new multirole jet fighters, and this will be a priority of the Defense Ministry.

Politics » Defense | October 15, 2009, Thursday // 18:16 | Viewed: 2409

Bulgaria PM Cancels Notorious French Corvettes Deal

The Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, discussed Monday with his French counterpart, Francois Fillon, the notorious corvettes deal.

Politics » Defense | October 12, 2009, Monday // 16:22 | Viewed: 3197

US Expands Bulgaria Novo Selo Military Training Ground

The American military training ground in the village of Novo Selo will be expanded by November 2010, US and Bulgarian officials announced Thursday.

Politics » Defense | October 8, 2009, Thursday // 16:17 | Viewed: 7955

PM: We Won't Let Bulgarian Army Wane despite Budget Deficit

Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, said Thursday the government would not let the Bulgarian Army become weaker despite the shortage of funds caused by the recently emerged budget deficit.

Politics » Defense | October 8, 2009, Thursday // 14:17 | Viewed: 1762

200 Bulgarian Rangers Set out on Afghanistan ISAF Mission

200 rangers from the Special Forces of the Bulgarian Army went sent to Afghanistan on Wednesday after a ceremony in the southern city of Plovdiv.

Politics » Defense | September 30, 2009, Wednesday // 17:39 | Viewed: 5621

Bulgaria Frigate Drazki to Participate in NATO Operation

The Bulgarian frigate Drazki (Intrepid) will take part in NATO's operation in Mediterranean see, "Active Endeavor".

Politics » Defense | September 21, 2009, Monday // 17:43 | Viewed: 1539

Russia Drops Plans for Missiles in Kaliningrad

Russia will not deploy new missiles in the Kaliningrad enclave after the United States dropped plans for an anti-missile shield in Eastern Europe, Russia's deputy defence minister said on Saturday.

Politics » Defense | September 19, 2009, Saturday // 15:41 | Viewed: 3926

Bulgaria, US Rangers Conduct Joint Drill at Novo Selo Ground

Bulgarian and US soldiers conducted Thursday a joint drill of fighting the enemy in an urban setting at the Novo Selo training ground.

Politics » Defense | September 17, 2009, Thursday // 14:43 | Viewed: 2290

Missile Blast Exposes Poor Condition of Bulgaria Military Equipment

An anti-aircraft missile exploded shortly after its launch during military drills of the Bulgarian Army near the northeast town of Shabla.

Politics » Defense | September 4, 2009, Friday // 19:09 | Viewed: 7939

Bulgaria Launches Official Investigation of Shady Defense Deals

Two preliminary investigations have been officially initiated by Bulgaria's Prosecutor's Office.

Politics » Defense | September 4, 2009, Friday // 15:31 | Viewed: 1709

Bulgaria Defense Deals Unraveled, Former Ministers Interrogated

Two of Bulgaria's former Defense Ministers - Nikolay Tsonev (2008-2009) and Veselin Bliznakov (2005-2008) will most likely be interrogated over investigated violations.

Politics » Defense | September 1, 2009, Tuesday // 14:15 | Viewed: 1571

Bulgaria's New Military Police Head Fired over Abuse of Power

Bulgaria's Defense Minister, Nikolay Mladenov, has fired the recently appointed head of the Military Police Service, Brigade General Ivan Mechkov.

Politics » Defense | September 1, 2009, Tuesday // 12:25 | Viewed: 1900
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