Ministry of Defence

Kosovo Votes to Turn Security Force Into Army

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.

UPDATE Iohannis: Armed forces' acquisitions, modernisation effort up to NATO standards needs to be continued

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.

Bulgaria Will Pay About EUR 5 Million for Repair of Russian Т-72 Tanks

SOFIA, Bulgaria (, 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, quoting Dnevnik.

"EU will have to rein in Haradinaj"

"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.

INTERVIEW/ Joel Best (Bell Helicopter): In Romania, the conditions for success are here

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

Deputy Minister of Defence Atanas Zapryanov Opened an International Scientific Conference on Cybersecurity and Cyber Defence

Deputy Minister of Defence Atanas Zapryanov opened an international scientific conference on cybersecurity and cyber defence entitled Building a Rapid Response. The conference is held on 13-14 June 2018 in Sofia in the framework of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU.

Bulgarian Army Helicopter Crashes, Killing Two Pilots

A Mi-17 military transportation helicopter crashed on Monday evening near Krumovo air force base close to Plovdiv in central Bulgaria, killing both pilots, Captain Plamen Panteleev, 48, and Captain Stoyan Nedelchev, 45.

A third person on board, engineering officer Alexei Kamenov, survived the crash and was severely injured, but managed to crawl out of the wreck.

Iohannis announces decision to call special CSAT meeting for Brussels NATO Summit preparations

AGERPRES special correspondent Florentina Peia reports: President Klaus Iohannis announced on Friday having decided to call a special meeting of the Supreme Council for National Defence (CSAT) for talks on the upcoming NATO Summit in Brussels.

ForMin Melescanu: I've sent memorandum on Romania's Embassy in Israel to President Iohannis for information

Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu said Tuesday that he had sent to President Iohannis for information a memorandum on starting an analysis of the timeliness to relocate Romania's Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.