President Radev: MPs get caught up in campaign rhetoric when they have a job to do

The National Assembly is visibly becoming more and more overwhelmed by scandals and campaign speeches , while it has important tasks to perform, such as the adoption of laws in relation to the Recovery and Resilience Plan and Bulgaria's accession to the..

06.01.23 15:39 |

National Assembly ratifies agreement on the acquisition of another 8 F-16 fighter aircraft

Bulgaria’s National Assembly ratified the agreement on the acquisition of another 8 new F-16 Block 70 fighter jets. 152 MPs voted in favor, 42 MPs voted against and 7 MPs abstained.  The Parliamentary groups of the Bulgarian Socialist Party and..

25.11.22 12:32 |
F-16 Block 70

Parliament discusses ratification of agreement on acquisition of another eight F-16 fighter jets

The bill on the ratification of an international agreement on the acquisition of another eight F-16C/D Block 70 fighter aircraft, ammunition, training and maintenance equipment is to be discussed in parliament today . Caretaker government..

24.11.22 06:15 |
Bulgaria will not receive its 8 US F-16s before 2025.

Experts: Sweden and France may provide Bulgaria with fighter jets to replace the Mig-29s

Sweden and France are the only two countries that can provide replacement fighter jets until the first eight US F-16s ordered and paid for by Bulgaria arrive in the country, military experts have concluded.  The Swedish Gripen and the French Mirage..

10.11.22 16:33 |
F-16 Block 70

Bulgaria to buy 8 more F-17 fighter aircraft

Bulgaria’s National Assembly adopted a draft investment expenditure for the acquisition of a new type of fighter aircraft - second stage, the BTA reported. 162 MPs voted in favour, 49 MPs voted against and 11 MPs abstained.  GERB/ SDS , the..

04.11.22 17:57 |
Today's sitting of the caretaker cabinet

Caretaker government approves acquisition of another 8 F-16 fighter aircraft

At today’s sitting, the Bulgarian Council of Ministers adopted a decision on approving the draft contract for the acquisition of another eight F-16C/D Block 70 fighter aircraft, ammunition, training and maintenance equipment. The caretaker..

26.10.22 15:49 |
Caretaker Minister of Defence Dimitar Stoyanov

Bulgaria has lost USD 10 million over unratified government decisions, caretaker defence minister says

By a government decision, connected with the contract for the first F-16 Block 70 fighter aircraft, an account has been opened at the US Federal Reserve in New York. Two similar decisions were made by previous governments in 2021 and 2022, but due to..

20.10.22 14:22 |

Bulgarian Minister of Defence expects parliament to start work on project for buying more F-16 jets

Bulgaria’s Minister of Defense Dimitar Stoyanov expressed hope that MPs would start work on the modernization program of the army and the offer to acquire 8 new F-16 fighter jets as soon as possible. Today, the two projects were submitted to the..

19.10.22 17:46 |
Rumen Gechev

BSP: The US should pay for the military planes Bulgaria would rent

The US must pay for the delay in the delivery of the eight F-16 fighter jets ordered by Bulgaria, as well as for the aircraft that this country will have to rent to ensure the protection of its sky until the late order arrives. This..

16.10.22 12:21 |
F-16 Block 70

Bulgaria’s cabinet to ask Parliament to approve draft investment expenditure for the acquisition of 8 more F-16 fighter jets

Bulgaria’s caretaker cabinet has approved a draft investment expenditure for the acquisition of a second batch of fighter aircraft to the tune of more than USD 1.29 billion. The draft will be submitted to the new Bulgarian Assembly. The money will be..

07.10.22 11:43 |
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