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DefMin Les meets Federica Mogherini, voices Romania's support for strenghtening EU profile in security, defence

Minister of National Defence Gabriel Les on Tuesday had a meeting in Brussels with the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, in which context he voiced Romania's support in strengthening the EU profile in the field of security and defence, on the coordinates of action complementarity and synergy with NATO.

Bulgaria Considers to Replace Russian MiG-29s With F-16 Jets

In June 2018 Bulgarian Parliament approved a plan to spend around $2 billion on its Air Force modernization. It planned to purchase 16 fighter jets to replace its existing air fleet of MiG-29s.

"A new F-16 is a much better aircraft than all the others available," Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov said on December 14.

Appeal against name deal rejected

The Council of State on Friday rejected an appeal by a group of local and overseas Macedonian associations calling for the annulment of the Prespes name deal between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

The country's highest administrative court said the deal cannot be subjected to judicial review because it relates to foreign policy.

Vucic visits Ground Safety Zone

The visit will happen "in the next 72 hours," reports said late on Thursday.

RTS reported on Friday afternoon that Vucic had visited army units at an undisclosed location, and that his tour of the area was continuing.

The Ground Safety Zone was established after the 1999 war and runs along the administrative line between Kosovo and central Serbia.

Kosovo army has no business in North, Serbs say

According to all international documents, and especially UN Security Council 1244, the only armed force that can enter northern Kosovo, mostly inhabited by Serbs, is KFOR, the Serb List leader told a news conference after the Kosovo Assembly adopted laws allowing for the transformation of the Kosovo Security Forces (KSF) into an armed force.