Krasimir Karakachanov

Ambassadors and Cabinet Ministers to Discuss Bulgaria's Presidency of the Council of the EU

The traditional annual meeting of the ambassadors to Bulgaria is taking place in Sofia as of today until 21 July, reported BGNES.

The conference this year is focusing on the tasks facing the diplomatic service, connected with the upcoming Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU in the first half of 2018.

Bulgarian PM: 'New Combat Aircrafts Must be Bought, Not 2nd Hand Machines'

Talking to reporters in parliament, Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov stated that negotiations would be held with three countries for the purchase of combat aircraft for the Bulgarian air force, reported BNR.

New ones must be bought, he added, not second hand machines.

Boyko Borisov pointed out that F-16, Eurofighter, Gripen and MiG all have factories  and manufacture new aircraft.

Bulgaria Wants More Serious Funding for EU Battlegroups

At a Brussels-held sitting of the Foreign Affairs (Defense) Council of the EU Bulgarian Minister of Defense Krasimir Karakachanov declared that Sofia wanted the expansion of the range of the common funding for the EU battlegroups vie including the expenses for their deployment too with the purpose of a fairer distribution of the burden between all the member-states, reported the Bulgarian Natio

Parvan Simeonov, Gallup International: 'Bulgaria Has Received a Cabinet of Lessons Learned'

They day after the new Bulgarian government stepped into office in an interview with Standard newspaper, Parvan Simeonov from Gallup International agency, said that Bulgaria has received a ''cabinet of lessons learned'', representing a ''soft Orban cocktail''.