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Bulgarian Opposition Demands Demilitarization of Black Sea
Jul14

Bulgarian Opposition Demands Demilitarization of Black Sea

The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) has submitted to Parliament a draft resolution calling on the government to declare the Black Sea a demilitarized zone.Bulgaria’s Parliament should also urge the legislatures of all countries of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) to embrace the initiative, Focus News Agency...

Stoltenberg: NATO-Russia Council Remains Important Forum for Dialogue
Jul13

Stoltenberg: NATO-Russia Council Remains Important Forum for Dialogue

Following the meeting of the NATO-Russia Council on Wednesday, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg highlighted the importance of the political dialogue between the Alliance and Moscow. The meeting discussed some of the most important issues on the Euro-Atlantic security agenda, NATO’s press service informs. The main focus was on the...

Bulgaria’s Govt Approves Draft MoU on Eastring Pipeline
Jul13

Bulgaria’s Govt Approves Draft MoU on Eastring Pipeline

The cabinet of Bulgaria has adopted a draft MoU with Slovakia on the Eastring pipeline project, its press office says. At its regular Wednesday meeting, it has moved to throw political support behind the project whose idea is to link the existing natural gas infrastructure of Bulgaria and Slovakia via Romania and Hungary.The transport corridor,...

DefMin: Bulgaria Maintains Well-Coordinated, Peaceful Foreign Policy
Jul12

DefMin: Bulgaria Maintains Well-Coordinated, Peaceful Foreign Policy

According to Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev, Bulgaria maintains well-coordinated and peaceful foreign policy. In an interview for private bTV station on Tuesday, Nenchev was firm that Bulgaria does not have two foreign policies. In his opinion, the country has a single foreign policy, there have never been discrepancies and each stance and...

Bulgaria’s Trade with Third Countries Dropped in Jan-May
Jul11

Bulgaria’s Trade with Third Countries Dropped in Jan-May

According to preliminary figures of the National Statistical Institute (NSI) released on Monday, Bulgaria’s trade with third countries decreased in the first five months of this year. Between January and May 2016, Bulgarian exports to third countries exceeded BGN 5.7 B, recording a decrease of 15.4 % compared to the same period last year....

What’s next for Bulgaria after NATO’s decisions in Warsaw
Jul11

What’s next for Bulgaria after NATO’s decisions in Warsaw

The NATO Warsaw Summit ended up with no surprises. The agenda of the alliance remains focused on migration, terrorism, the threats and risks, coming from the East, including the militarization of the Crimea, as well as the violated military balance in the Black Sea region. NATO will continue with its deterrence policy, regarding Russia, but...

NATO Leaders Agree with Bulgarian Call for Enhanced Regional Presence
Jul10

NATO Leaders Agree with Bulgarian Call for Enhanced Regional Presence

The heads of state or government of NATO member countries agreed with the Bulgarian stance that there is need for enhanced presence of the Alliance in the Black Sea region. This was stated by President Rosen Plevneliev who headed the Bulgarian delegation at the two-day summit of NATO which took place in Warsaw on Friday and Saturday. Plevneliev...

Bulgaria Will Not Contribute to NATO’s Battalions on Eastern Flank
Jul09

Bulgaria Will Not Contribute to NATO’s Battalions on Eastern Flank

For the time being, the plans do not foresee Bulgaria to make contributions to the four NATO battalions which will be deployed in Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. This was stated by Bulgarian Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev on the second day of the NATO summit taking place in Warsaw on Friday and Saturday. Nenchev is part of the Bulgarian...

Bulgaria to Call for Enhanced NATO Presence in Black Sea at Warsaw Summit
Jul08

Bulgaria to Call for Enhanced NATO Presence in Black Sea at Warsaw Summit

At the NATO summit taking place in Warsaw on Friday and Saturday, Bulgaria will call for the heightened presence of the Alliance in the Black Sea area due to the increasing Russian militarisation in the region. The Bulgarian stance at the meeting of the heads of state or government of the NATO member countries will be presented by President Rosen...

Bulgaria has clear and coordinated position on security in Black Sea region
Jul08

Bulgaria has clear and coordinated position on security in Black Sea region

State and government leaders of NATO member countries who gather in Warsaw are to discuss challenges related to deteriorating security environment along NATO’s eastern and southern flanks. Before participating in the first working session, Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev said that unity would be demonstrated in Warsaw and that it would...

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