Bulgarian President Rumen Radev Urges Urgent Action to Address Military Challenges

President Rumen Radev

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev has voiced concerns over the critical state of the Bulgarian army, highlighting various issues ranging from resource shortages to personnel retention challenges. In a recent statement, President Radev emphasized the pressing need for comprehensive measures to address the deteriorating condition of the military amidst evolving security threats.

Addressing the complex security landscape shaped by ongoing conflicts near Bulgaria's borders such as the war in Ukraine, President Radev underscored the inadequacy of current efforts by both civilian and military leadership to ensure sufficient defense capabilities. He called attention to the alarming trend of personnel attrition, particularly among officers, due to factors such as unemployment and unfavorable working conditions.

President Radev stressed the urgency of implementing emergency measures to attract and retain talented individuals in the armed forces. He highlighted the necessity for legal reforms, increased investment in personnel, and enhanced working conditions to bolster motivation and professional development opportunities.

Regarding the recent controversy surrounding the appointment of a new foreign minister, President Radev emphasized the importance of adhering to constitutional processes and coalition agreements. He expressed concern over political scandals undermining public trust and urged political leaders to prioritize national interests.

Commenting on the case involving Martin Bojanov, known as "the Notary," President Radev highlighted the need to uncover political dependencies associated with criminal networks influencing the judiciary. He called for transparency and accountability in addressing such issues to uphold the rule of law.


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