Defence Ministry

Suspicious envelope sent to Greek Pentagon

The Greek Pentagon is on alert after a suspicious envelope was sent to the building of the Greek National Defence. The envelope was deemed suspicious during the X-ray screening procedure at the Pentagon main gates. A specialised team from the Greek police was called in after a military handled the envelope following the screening.

The Defence Ministry to Draft a Plan Under Which Defence Spending to Reach 2% of GDP by 2022

The Bulgarian Government Wednesday approved the 2016 Annual Report on the Status of Defence and the Armed Forces and will submit it to Parliament for debate and approval, Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Stefan Yanev аnnounced.

Serbia Wastes Cash Earmarked for Jet Upgrade

A new report by the think tank Belgrade Centre for Security Policy, BCSP, shows that Serbia's Defence Ministry spent 7.4 million euros from 2013 - earmarked for the modernization of the ancient Super Galeb G-4 fighter jet fleet - on other purposes, because the project has still not got a go-ahead from the government.

Depot Blast Highlights Serbia's Weak Arms Controls

The latest blast in Serbia in the military facility at Kragujevac, which killed four persons, raises further questions about Serbia's ability to control its ageing stocks of ammunition, experts say.

Military analyst Aleksandar Radic told BIRN that speculation about the exact causes of the incident in Kragujevac was premature but the human factor was probably to blame.

Vice Admiral Eftimov: No Increased NATO Presence in Black Sea Region

There is no increased presence of NATO's forces in the Black Sea, stated interim head of defence Vice Admiral Emil Eftimov.

According to Eftimov, the focus right now is on training and exercises.

"We focused on optimising training and exercises conducted in the Black Sea region. We do not perceive an escalation or reinforcement in that presence," stated Eftimov.

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