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The EU Council Expects 3-4% Rise in EU Defence Spending

BRUSSELS (BM) - The EU Council reported last week a rise in defense spending over the past two years. According to data for 2018, the increase in these expenses was 3.3 per cent, and this year is expected to reach 4.6 per cent, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Novinite. The Council invites EU countries to continue working towards better

US Warned EU: The Restrictions on Non-EU Military Suppliers Are “Poison Pills”

WASHINGTON, the U.S. (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The United States is forcing the European Union to rethink its intention to create a European military alliance that would exclude the US companies from arms contracts and would undermine NATO. This is said in a letter from two under secretaries of the Pentagon, Ellen Lord and Andrea Thompson, to the

A Tactical Training Starts in April for Bulgarian and EU Military Aviation

SOFIA, Bulgaria (BulgarianMilitary.com) - From April 1st to 12th the Bulgarian pilots and equipment in the field of our military aviation will take part in courses in the European Program „European Course for Environment of the Tactical Training of the Air Force Aviation“ 2019-2 (ETAR-C 19-2), which will take place at Plovdiv airport, Bezmer

Bulgaria’s Deputy Defence Minister Participated in EDA Annual Conference

SOFIA, Bulgaria (BulgarianMilitary.com) – The Bulgarian Deputy Minister of Defence Lieutenant General Atanas Zapryanov participated in the European Defence Agency's annual conference, held yesterday (29th November) at Brussels, which this year was devoted to unmanned and autonomous systems as a critical topic on the agendas of the national and…

Bulgarian Navy Project Approved by EU under PESCO Framework

SOFIA, Bulgaria (BulgarianMilitary.com) – The Bulgarian Navy project proposal for developing deployable modular underwater intervention capability package (DIVEPACK project) is among the 17 new projects under the permanent structured cooperation (PESCO) defence pact that the EU defence and foreign ministers agreed on, during their joint session in…

17 New Projects Unveiled by the European Union

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BulgarianMilitary.com) — 17 new projects have been unveiled on Monday, 19th Novemeber 2018, by the European Union under its Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) defence pact, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: Bulgarian Deputy Minister of Defence Partakes at Joint Session of the EU Defence and Foreign Ministers…

European Commission Supports the French President’s Call for an EU Army

BRUSSELS, Belgium, (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Yesterday’s statement of European Commission concerning the latest French President’s calls for “real European army”, shows that the EU institution in general supports Emmanuel Macron’s view that there is such a need but finds it too early to be talked about a creation of EU armed forces, learned…

The Ministers of Defence of the EU Member States Meet in Sofia

SOFIA (Bulgaria), May 4, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: eu2018bg.bg   The Ministers of Defence of the EU member states meet in Sofia, announced from the Bulgarian Ministry of Defence. The two-day Informal Meeting starts today, 4th May 2018, and is part of the official calendar of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the…

Hybrid war as a challenge to the national security of Bulgaria

(SOFIA) (Photo by Global Security Review) - Hybrid war is not declared. Instead, it is just fought. The countries under attack are quite often unable to understand that they fall victim to hybrid influence. This is first of all a war of perceptions and the main assault is directed at this juncture. The aim is to keep as long as possible a state of…

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