Ministry of Defence
Kosovo's Defence Ministry will have six million more euros to spend in the 2019 budget than it had last year - after the country's parliament voted to expand the competences of the current lightly armed Kosovo Security Force, KSF, and start its transformation into a regular army.
The budget planned for defence in 2019 is 58.7 million euros; the previous year it was 52.3 million.
President Klaus Iohannis said Thursday that Romania is committed to spending 2 percent of GDP on defence and is ready to carry out the army's endowment programs, but said that, not having enough the exercise of wide-scale strategic endowment programs, things move somewhat slower.
It was a year of illusory stability and growing lawlessness and erosion of democratic achievement, Bulgaria's President Rumen Radev said on 28th of January in a conference in which he gave an overview of his second year in office, reports BNT.
In his words, the presidential institution was often the last barrier to lobbying legislation.
Kosovo's parliament on Friday on a second reading approved three draft laws on the Kosovo Security Force, KSF, expanding its competences and creating a legal base for its transformation into a regular army.
The three draft laws concern one directly on the Kosovo Security Force, KSF, another on a Ministry of Defence and a third on service in the KSF.
The armed forces effort for acquisitions and modernisation up to NATO standards needs to be continued, President Klaus Iohannis said on Thursday, pointing out that the Defense Ministry should use transparently the two percent of Gross Domestic Product allocated for defence spending.
SOFIA, Bulgaria (BulgarianMilitary.com), 28 August 2018, Author: Boyko Nikolov, Photo credit: U.S. Army Photo
13 Т-72 tanks and 60 sights for them will be repaired in the next five years, and the repair will cost about EUR 5 million, decided the Ministry of Defence, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Dnevnik.
"Haradinaj's war threats are reason enough why Kosovo shouldn't have an army and why we have to draw a clear and strong line between Serbia and Greater Albania", Vulin said this morning.
Serbia would not be entering any wars,it wouldn't cause conflict but it would protect its interests and its people,he said in a Ministry of Defence statement.
Bucharest, Aug 3 /Agerpres/ - In Romania, the conditions for success exist and, in case the agreement with Bell will be accepted by the Romanian and US governments, our country will be the only place outside the United States where the AH-1Z and the UH-1Y aircraft will be produced, said, in an interview granted to AGERPRES, Joel Best, director for Global Business Development Europe with Bell He