Seventeen Romanian gendarmes are leaving today for Afghanistan on a six-month mission with the NATO Training Mission (NTM-A) to provide training for the local law enforcement forces. Attending the departure ceremony, hosted by the Romanian Gendarmerie, was Interior Minister Dan Carmen alongside officials of the Interior Ministry (MAI) and families of those who will participate in the mission.
Bulgaria's Ministry of Defence said that its drive to get people to enlist in the military will resume on February 7 and continue until the end of October 2019. Titled "Be a Soldier", the campaign was launched by the Defence Ministry in October 2018, in a response to the serious shortfall of military personnel in Bulgaria, reports Army Recognition.
In addition to traffic police, all police units and gendarmerie will now be able to fine drivers who do not abide by traffic rules, as per a circular note issued by the Interior Ministry.
As part of the measures aimed at preventing violence against doctors and other health workers, gendarmerie forces are deployed to public hospitals along with police officers.
The head of Romania's Military Police Service, Colonel Constantine - Christian Savu, is on a three-day official visit to Bulgaria. The visit is at the invitation of the director of Bulgaria's Military Police Service Brigadier General Borislav Sertov, the Ministry of Defence announced on 17th of April.
The biggest multinational exercise in the Black Sea region called ''Saber Guardian 2017'' starts today at the Novo Selo military camp in Southern Bulgaria, reported BGNES.
In the period July 11-20, a total of 18 specialized exercises will take place under the leadership of the US Army Command in Europe on the territory of the three host countries - Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary.