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Secretary General visits Bulgaria for talks on keeping NATO strong

 

 

 

During a visit to Sofia on Thursday (22 January 2015), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg thanked Bulgaria for its contributions to the Alliance’s missions and operations, and stressed the need to keep NATO strong by implementing the Readiness Action Plan. After talks with President Rosen Plevneliev, the Secretary General praised Bulgaria’s role within the Alliance, saying “Bulgaria is a valued Ally”.

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NATO Secretary General to visit the Republic of Bulgaria

 

 

 

NATO Secretary General Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will visit the Republic of Bulgaria on Thursday, 22 January 2015.

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Montenegro ‘Failing to Protect Its Airspace’

 

 

 

Nine years after independence, Montenegro still lacks the basic capacity to protect its airspace and must rely on assistance from NATO countries, a local watchdog group said. 

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Воссоздана Крымская военно-морская база

Возглавил новое объединение капитан 1 ранга Юрий Земский, ранее командовавший оперативным соединением ВМФ в Средиземном море

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Источник: Греция подписала с РФ контракт на поставки запчастей к ПВО

Контракт на поставки запасных частей к "Тор-М1" и "Оса-АКМ" подписан на этой неделе, заявил военный источник в Афинах. Сумма контракта не называлась.

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German Spies Abroad At Risk As Double Agent Steals List of Their Real Names

Up to 3,500 German intelligence officers working undercover abroad as diplomats and serving in countries …

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Romania Vows to Come Clean on CIA Report

Prime Minister Ponta said the authorities intended to publish any information they possessed about secret detentions centres linked to the controversial CIA rendition program.

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Expanding defense budgets feed fears of Middle East arms race

On Dec. 15, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released its report, “The SIPRI Top 100 Arms-Producing and Military Services Companies, 2013.” In addition to valuable data on global arms and military services sales, the report also offers interesting insight into the Middle East. At a glance, here are some of the facts:

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Greece Conducts Counterterrorism Raids

 

 

 

Greek antiterrorist police arrested four people in Athens, while in Belgium authorities used paratroopers to reinforce police in Belgian cities for the first time in three decades as European moved to counter a potential terrorism threat.

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3,000 in Turkey linked to Daesh

 

 

 

Ankara, Jan 18, IRNA -- Around 3,000 people in Turkey are believed to be linked to the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group, a Turkish intelligence report said on Saturday (18.01.2015), warning of possible attacks by extremists.

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Albania Hit by Car Bomb Attacks

 

 

 

An alleged crime boss and a government official were targeted as three car bombs went off in the city of Durres, raising fears about the possible return of gang warfare.

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NATO Welcomes Action Plan With Serbia

 

 

 

After eight years of negotiations, Serbia and NATO have signed an individual action plan that will deepen cooperation between the two sides.

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NATO Secretary General statement on closer cooperation with Serbia

 

 

 

I welcome the Individual Partnership Action Plan agreed between NATO and the Republic of Serbia.  This important step will allow us to further strengthen dialogue, understanding and cooperation between us.

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Turkey advances TFX fighter project, orders new rifles, more F-35s, CH-47s

 

 

 

Turkey will push ahead with its indigenous Turkish Fighter Experimental (TFX) project, the country's most senior defence procurement body decided on 7 January 2015.

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Romanian Parties Agree to Raise Defence Spending

Main political parties have agreed that the country needs to spend at last 2 per cent of GDP on the military in line with NATO advice.

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