Ministry of Defence

Kosovo Hikes Defence Budget to Fund New Army

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.

Iohannis, Stoltenberg about allocating 2pct of GDP to army endowment

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.

Bulgaria's President Gives an Overview of his Second Year in Office

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 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.