The US navy is trying to maintain a permanent presence in the Black Sea region using the right of free navigation in international waters, commander of US warship Oscar Austin Captain Janice Smith said at a press-conference in the coastal city of Varna. Captain Smith refused to provide details on the route of Oscar Austin warship and the dates it would moor at Black Sea ports. The presence of US warship in the Black Sea demonstrates the engagement of the USA under the collective defense of its allies and partners in this region, Janice Smith pointed out. In her words, Oscar Austin will remain in Varna Bay until May 20. Topics related to maritime safety, forthcoming military exercises, bilateral relations and assistance provided by the US partners to the Bulgarian naval forces will be discussed during the visit of the US military staff to Bulgaria.
The number of foreign tourists visiting Bulgaria in 2017 is expected to hit record highs, Bulgaria’s Minister of Tourism Nikolina Angelkova said, Focus agency informs. In Minister Angelkova’s view, the number of foreign tourists visiting Bulgaria this..
"The Bulgarian army is currently 5,600 soldiers short. One of the reasons is the low starting salary of 608 Leva a month," said Defence Minister Krasimir Karakachanov. In his words the most serious problem is that around 30-40 percent of the..
Bulgaria must uphold its interest in the negotiations on the purchase of fighter aircraft, President Rumen Radev said. The president stated he appreciates the government's efforts to comply with the commitments to modernize the army, assumed by the..