NATO: The Majority of Bulgarians support an Increase in Defense Spending

According to 83% of Bulgarian citizens, our country should spend more on defense, while only 8% disagree, and 9% cannot decide. This is indicated by data from a NATO study, included in the annual report on the Alliance's activities presented today, cited by BTA correspondent Nikolay Zhelyazkov.

NATO chief welcomes Türkiye move to ratify Finland membership

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on March 17 hailed Türkiye 's decision to push ahead with ratifying Finland's membership, and said Sweden should also be allowed to join "as soon as possible".

"The most important thing is that both Finland and Sweden become full members of NATO quickly, not whether they join at exactly the same time," Stoltenberg said.

State Department OKs Greek purchase of US amphibious vehicles

The US Department of State has approved the potential purchase by Greece of a number of assault amphibious vehicles, noting that "(t)his proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States, helping to improve the security of a NATO ally that is an important partner for political stability and economic progress in Europe."

Dacic meets with NATO's San

BELGRADE - Serbian First Deputy PM and FM Ivica Dacic met with NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Operations Burcu San on Tuesday to discuss the present Serbia-NATO cooperation, the security situation in Kosovo-Metohija and the role of the NATO-led KFOR mission.