Ministry of Defence

Kosovo Hikes Defence Budget to Fund New Army

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.

Bulgarian Head of State Will Look at the Annual Analysis of the Armed Forces

The Head of State and Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Rumen Radev will be acquainted with the analysis of the preparation, the army order and the discipline in the Bulgarian Army and the structures of the direct subordination of the Minister of Defense during the school year 2018.

Bulgaria Boosts Recruitment Effort to Fight Lack of Military Personnel

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. 

Iohannis, Stoltenberg about allocating 2pct of GDP to army endowment

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.

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.

Greece signs military cooperation agreement with Jordan

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.

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