Krasimir Karakachanov

Bulgaria Pushes Forward With US Jet Purchase

The Bulgarian government has asked parliament for a mandate to negotiate with the United States on buying new fighter jets, Defence Minister Krasimir Karakachanov said on Wednesday after ministers met in Sofia. 

It means that Bulgaria plans to move ahead with the purchase of Lockheed Martin's F-16 Block 70 Viper jets to replace its aging fleet of Soviet-era Mig-29 planes.

Government Will Give an Opinion on the Choice of New Fighters For the Army

Today, the Cabinet is expected to review the commission's report assessing the bids for the new fighter aircraft, reported the Bulgarian National Television. 

According to the report, most of the votes are for the US new F-16s. Thus, they displace the offers of Sweden and Italy for Gripen and Eurofighter aircraft.

Minister Karakachanov: Gypsies in Bulgaria have Become Extremely Arrogant and the Tolerance of Bulgarian Society is Wearing Thin

Gypsies in Bulgaria have become extremely arrogant and the tolerance of Bulgarian society is wearing thin, Minister of Defence Krasimir Karakachanov said to reporters with regard to the latest case of assault on a serviceman in the village of Voyvodinovo, Focus Radio has reported.

Bulgaria's Defence Minister Sees Budget Increase as One of the Possible Scenarios in the New Fighter Acquisition Procedure

The Bulgarian Minister of Defence Krasimir Karakachanov outlined a possible scenario for increasing the budget of the new type combat aircraft project, although he excluded such an option a month ago.

Macedonian Foreign Ministry Reacts after a Speech by Bulgaria's Defense Minister

The Macedonian Foreign Ministry has come up with a serious reaction following the threat of Bulgaria's Defense Minister Krasimir Karakachanov that Bulgaria will prevent Macedonia from entering NATO and the European Union if our neighbor does not recognize our common history until 1944.

Bulgaria Has Not Received Information About Increased NATO Presence in Black Sea

''We have not received any information that the USA intends to sail more warships into the Black Sea in connection with the situation in Ukraine'', Bulgaria's Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense Krasimir Karakachanov announced, quoted by the Bulgarian National Radio. 

Bulgarian Minister of Defence: Four Countries Fund Radical Islam in Bulgaria

"Four countries fund the manifestations of radical Islamism in Bulgaria. Target is the Roma population, ghettos in particular. " Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Krasimir Karakachanov said during his visit to Rousse. The recent case, with a Bulgarian citizen arrested and convicted in Austria, is proof of this in his view.

Bulgarian MEP Angel Dzhambazki was Detained with Weapon at Sofia Airport

MEP Angel Dzhambazki was caught at Sofia Airport with a pistol. The incident took place on November 19th.

He told NOVA that he had a legitimate self-defense weapon, but forgot to take it out of his luggage and the scanner caught it. "Border Police" arrived on the spot.

Mariana Nikolova is the New Deputy Prime Minister of Bulgaria

After nearly four-hour debates, the parliament elected Mariana Nikolova as Deputy Prime Minister in place of resigning Valeri Simeonov. The motives for the candidature were presented in plenary by Deputy Prime Minister and Co-President of the United Patriots Krasimir Karakachanov, in the presence of Nikolova herself.

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