Ministry of Defence
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.
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.
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.
Greece and Jordan signed a military cooperation pact on Monday.
The agreement, which stipulates the exchange of information and joint military training, was signed by Commodore Michalis Naoum of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (GEETHA) and Brigadier General Amjad B. Al Rudaini, chief of planning and defense requirements for the Jordanian Armed Forces.