News Archive for 2012


The Minister of Defence Anu Anguelov: the company of the Military Police will be certified in compliance with NATO’s standards and will assume duty on providing for Reserve of forces in the operation Altea


Working meeting between the Ministers of Defence of the Republic of Bulgaria Anu Anguelov  and of the Republic of Macedonia Fatmir Besimi was conducted today, 10 May 2012


Europe Day and the 67th Anniversary of the end of World War 2 were officially commemorated


The Deputy Minister of Defence Valentin Radev participated in the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Bulgarian contingent’s participation in the United Nations peacekeeping operation in Cambodia (UNTAC)


The Minister of Defence Anu Anguelov: “Thank you for representing the Bulgarian army with honor and dignity in NATO operation in Afghanistan”


General Simeon Simeonov attends the two-day sessions of NATO Military Committee


The Minister of Defence Anu Anguelov: The two pilots are in good state


No military personnel or civilians were injured in the MiG-29 fighter incident


The Chief of Defense General Simeon Simeonov participates in a session of the EU Military Committee


Joint Charity Initiative of Bulgarian and US Air Force service members


Navy Commander took part in NATO’s Annual Maritime Commanders Meeting


The Minister of Defense Anu Anguelov participates in the joint informal meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Ministers of Defense of NATO member countries in Brussels, Belgium


Minister of Defence Anu Anguelov: “South-Eastern Europe states should enhance project cooperation within NATO’s Smart Defence initiative”


The International Scientific Conference devoted to “Aviation in Current Geopolitics and Strategy of EU, NATO, Coalitions and States” was opened in Sofia


Accreditation of journalists for the joint Bulgarian-American flight training “Thracian Star 2012”


Deputy Minister of Defence Mrs. Avgustina Tzvetkova had a working meeting with Brigadier General Michael Bills, Deputy Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Europe


The main planning conference for Breeze 2012 national naval exercise was closed


NATO Day in Sofia was commemorated with a concert given by the Guardsmen Representative Brass Orchestra


The Ministry of Defence has the highest Active Transparency Rating among Executive Authorities’ central institutions


The preparation for conducting South Eastern Europe Simulation Exercise “SEESIM 12” continues


Minister of Defence Anu Anguelov: “Smart Defence Will Promote Cooperation to a New Level


Deputy Minister of Defence Dr. Valentin Radev met Mr. Georges D’hollander, General Manager of NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency (NC3A)


Minister of Defence Anu Anguelov: “This year, 61 Stryama Mechanized Brigade will considerably increase the number of its personnel. The Brigade performs very important tasks – the First Battalion Battle Group is being established here.”


Bulgarian military personnel prevented fire in the area of Butmir Base (Sarajevo) in Bosnia and Herzegovina


Minister of Defence Anu Anguelov met H.E. Jonathan Allen, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Kingdom to Bulgaria


The second session of the National Initiative Committee to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Balkan Wars (1912 – 1913) was held in the Ministry of Defence


Minister of Defence Anu Anguelov sent a telegram of condolences to his Turkish colleague Mr. Ismet Yilmaz


Service members of the Land Forces who provided disaster assistance to civil population were decorated


Deputy Defense Minister Avgustina Tzvetkova Attends the Distinguished Visitors Day of the Joint Pre-Deployment Training Rotation at the U.S. Forces Training Area at Hohenfels, Germany


Deputy Defense Minister Avgustina Tzvetkova Holds a Working Meeting at the U.S. European Command (EUCOM)


The Standing Council on Anti-Corruption at the Ministry of Defence Adopts the Report on the Anti-Corruption Policy in 2011 and the Action Plan for 2012


The National Assembly adopted the Law on the Reserve of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Bulgaria at the second reading


The Chief of Defence General Simeon Simeonov: “In 2011 we achieved progress in increasing the fighting efficiency of the headquarters and the formations in accordance with the requirements”


Rossen Plevneliev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria: “The Presidency and the Ministry of Defence will work together – the goals are clearly defined”


293 servicemen and 105 pieces of equipment of the Bulgarian army assisted the population in the regions affected by natural disasters


The Minister of Defence Anu Anguelov participated in the meeting of NATO Defence Ministers which was held in Brussels


Avgustina Tzvetkova, Deputy Minister of Defense, and Michael Ryan, Deputy Director of the Department ECJ5/8 for Security and Defense Cooperation, American Command Forces in Europe (U.S. EUCOM), Discussed Joint Trainings of Units of the Armed Forces


Defence Minister Anu Anguelov: We Are Planning to Continue with the Active Training of Military Formations and to Increase the Number of Exercises in 2012


Bulgaria and Israel Sign Agreement on Joint Military Training


Contingent of the Bulgarian Army Incorporated in the HELBROC Multinational Battlegroup Ends Its Combat Duty


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