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2016

04 October , 2016 г.

ADAPTING NATO TO THE NEW CHALLENGES

On October 4, 2016, Association of the Officers in the Reserve ‘Atlantic’ was a co-organizer of the International Conference ‘Adapting NATO to the New Challenges’. The event was jointly organized by Sofia Security Forum, Polish Institute of International Affairs with the financial support of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung & NATO Public Diplomacy Division at hotel Marinela, Sofia.

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07 July , 2016 г.

THE EASTERN PARTNERSHIP AND CIVIL SECURITY ISSUES OF THE MEMBER STATES: PAST REALITIES AND PRESENT TRENDS

A video interview for The Epoch Times, Romania with Assoc. Porf. Zlatogor Minchev, concerning the Romanian proposal of common Black Sea fleet during the international forum 'The Eastern Partnership and Civil Security Issues of the Member States: Past Realities and Present Trends'
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2014

23 August , 2014 г.

STATEMENT OF THE ASSOCIATION OF THE OFFICERS FROM THE RESERVE “ATLANTIC”

On the devaluated honor of the shoulder board.
    The management board of the Association of officers from the reserve “Atlantic” finds it necessary to respond to the press attacks of the former Chief of defense general(ret.) Simeon Simeonov against the former minister of defense, lieutenant general (ret.) Aniu Angelov. The Association expresses explicit disagreement with the statements made by the former Chief of defense general Simeonov, in regard of his interpretation of some decisions and actions of the political leadership of the Ministry of Defense. First and foremost, it is necessary that general Simeonov assesses realistically his own achievements during the 5-year mandate at the highest military position.


18 August , 2014 г.

THE ASSOCIATION OF OFFICERS FROM THE RESERVE “ATLANTIC” IN ACTION


    The managing board of the Association expresses their full support for certain members of the organization, currently members of the caretaker government, the ministry of defense and the Bulgarian presidential team of CIOR. Firstly, for major (ret.) Prof. Velizar Shalamanov, currently appointed as minister of defense. Following, colonel (ret.) Ilya Nabaltanov, appointed as head of the Minister of Defense’s office; colonel (ret.) Vilis Tsurov and colonel (ret.) Prof. Dimitar Minchev, assigned to the presidential team of CIOR.


2 July , 2014 г.

DECLARATION

Of the managing board of the Association of officers from the reserve “Atlantic”.
   The Association follows closely and attentively all actions of the government, related to the country’s defense. Constantly, on multiple occasions and in many ways the association reacts supportively to good decisions in the sphere of social policy and pay raise, the prestige of the military profession, denial of further inadequate personnel cuts in the Armed Forces. It also provides constructive criticism to improvident actions in the defense policy, in the planning and achieving military capabilities.


23 Мay, 2014 г.

10TH ANNIVERSARY OF BULGARIA’S MEMBERSHIP IN NATO

The collection of all the statement and discussions of the forum, dedicated to the 10th Anniversary of Bulgaria’s membership in NATO is now available to all members and supporters of the Association of the Officers in the Reserve “Atlantic”.




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8 March, 2014 г.

A N N O U N C E M E N T
for forthcoming conference

Conference "THE MEMBERSHIP MILESTONE: “TEN YEARS IN NATO, TEN YEARS AHEAD” will be held on 28th March 2014 at the Central Military Club. Conference is organized by The Association of the Officers in the Reserve “Atlantic”, The George C. Marshall Association – Bulgaria, Centre for security and defence management and Association of communication and information specialists.

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6 March, 2014 г.

S T A T E M E N T

The Managing Board of the Association of the Officers in the Reserve “Atlantic” strongly condemns and opposes Russian action in Crimea. Russian involvement in internal affairs of sovereign neighboring state violates UN Charter and international law. We insist Russian authorities to restrain from further aggravations of situation in Crimea and withdraw their troops. We call to international community and organizations to take all necessary steps to restore peace and stability and convince Russia to comply with international law.

The Association of the Officers in the Reserve “Atlantic” supports new Ukrainian government’s efforts to protect sovereignty and territorial integrity of the state. Ukrainian people have the right freely and without external pressure to choose their own future. Their desire for democracy, rule of law and integration with the EU is not an obstacle for keeping deeply and closer friendly relationship with Russia.

The Association of the Officers in the Reserve “Atlantic” firmly believes in and supports European future of independent Ukraine.



3 March , 2014

THE MANAGING BOARD OF THE ASSOCIATION OF THE OFFICERS IN THE RESERVE “ATLANTIC” GREETS ALL MEMBERS, COLLEAGUES AND FRIENDS WITH 3-TH OF MARCH – THE LIBERATION DAY OF BULGARIA

Dear colleagues and friends,

Today we put flowers on the memorials of these who die for our freedom and glorify brave Russians, Ukrainians, Poles, Finns, Romanians and other nation’s sons who pay with their blood our freedom.

Tribute to their eternal heroism!

On behalf of the Managing Board of the Association of the Officers in the Reserve “Atlantic” I wish you bright holiday!

Chairman

Major General (ret.) Dr. Sabi Sabev


2013

24 December, 2013

The Managing Board of the Association of the Officers in the Reserve “Atlantic” greets all members, colleagues and friends with upcoming holidays!


Dear colleagues and friends,

On behalf of the Managing Board of the Association of the Officers in the Reserve “Atlantic” we wish you happy holidays!

I wish you successful and beneficial New year!

Chairman

Major General (ret.) Dr. Sabi Sabev


 


18 December, 2013

HONOR THE MEMORY OF FALLEN SOLDIERS

On 14.12.2013, the Association of the Officers in the Reserve “Atlantic” took part in the unveiling ceremony of the memorials to the fallen Bulgarian soldiers in Cambodia and Iraq missions in the Military Mausoleum - Ossuary in Sofia.
The ceremony was dedicated to 20 and 10 - year anniversary respectively of their death in UN peacekeeping operations in Cambodia and US–led coalition operation in Iraq. Bulgaria lost in these two operations 23 soldiers - 10 in Cambodia and 13 in Iraq. On behalf of the 'Atlantic' wreath brought two members of the Board, chairman maj. Gen. Sabi Sabev and Colonel Petar Dimitrov.




11 December, 2013 г.

PEOPLE FROM SHUMEN ARE READY TO WORK


In the presence of the Chairman of the Association of the Officers in the Reserve “Atlantic” Major General Dr. Sabi Subev, Captain 1st class Vasil Danov and Colonel Georgi Ganev was held the annual meeting of club "Atlantic" in Shumen. At the meeting colleagues fought frank and self-critical discussion.

The former chairman of the club Col. Ivan Naydenov identifies good aspects of activity of the club and talks about missed opportunities. With more than 40 members, including two professors and one associate professor, with employees in district and municipal administration, with senior officers with remarkable military career, the club has the potential to be far more many - sided and active.



05 December, 2013 г.

S T A T E M E N T

of the Managing Board of the Association of the Officers in the Reserve “Atlantic”
The Association of the Officers in the Reserve “Atlantic” expresses its concern about information for possible transformation or even liquidation of Commission for disclosure of the documents and announcement of affiliation of Bulgarian citizens to the State Security and the intelligence services of the Bulgarian National Army and abrogation of Act on Access to and Disclosure of the Documents and Announcing Affiliation of Bulgarian Citizens with the State Security and the Intelligence Services of the Bulgarian National Army.

The Association strongly opposes any such actions and reminds that in all new NATO member states the question about the role and influence of former communist state security service over government institution has sustainable solution. “Atlantic” appeals to the president of Republic of Bulgaria and members of parliament to guarantee strict implementation of the law without any changes.



01 December, 2013 г.

S T A T E M E N T

of the Managing Board of the Association of the Officers in the Reserve “Atlantic”
The Managing Board of the Association of the Officers in the Reserve “Atlantic” learned that at the meeting of defense ministers of NATO in Brussels 22-23.10.2013 Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Bulgaria was not represented by the Minister of Defense or his deputy. This fact was not reflected in the media and therefore remained unknown to the general public. As it may seem at first glance insignificant, long misrepresentation can not be overlooked with condescension by the expert community of NGOs in the field of security and defense. This approach sends a negative message to all allied countries and the political leadership of NATO. We hope that Ministry of Defence would not repeat such mistakes in future.


20 November, 2013

"I WANT TO PAINT YOU..."

Poets- journalists, officers from the Air Force and Atlanticist honor Vladimir Bashev
On the day of the Christian family, November 21, poets-journalists will visit and read poems at library of Bulgarian Air Force at "Sheinovo" 23 in Sofia.

Literary reading, which begins at 19 o'clock, is dedicated to the 101 anniversary of the Bulgarian Air Force and the memory of the poet Vladimir Bashev, left a legacy of some of the most beautiful love poems in Bulgarian poetry.

Literary reading is jointly organized with the command of the Air Force and the Association of the Officers in the Reserve “Atlantic”, with which literary study has a formal agreement to work together to elevate the culture of the Bulgarian people.



19 November, 2013

CONGRATULATORY ADDRESS

To - Major General NEYKO NENOV Commander of Land Forces REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
DEAR GENERAL NENOV,
The Managing Board of the Association of the Officers in the Reserve “Atlantic” greets you with 19-th of November - the Day of Army and in your face greets all generals, officers, sergeants, soldiers and civilians from the Army of the Republic of Bulgaria.

In this connection we would like to express our respect for the efforts of the leadership of the Army to prepare and manage highly qualified personnel for the needs of defense and security of our country.

We wish you much success.



30 October, 2013

P O S I T I O N

of the Managing Board of the Association of the Officers in the Reserve 'Atlantic', regarding defense budget proposal for 2014
The Association of the Officers in the Reserve 'Atlantic' expresses its concern about implemented policy of defense spending cuts in the last 10 years. This trend continues in defense budget proposal for 2014 where appropriations are 1.25% of GDP and estimates for next two years are even lower – 1.13%. The Association of the Officers in the Reserve 'Atlantic' insists Bulgarian governments to maintain defense spending at least 1.5% of GDP. This level is minimum for keeping process of modernization of armed forces and fulfilling our obligation as a NATO member state.


10 September, 2013

MONUMENT OF COLONEL STEFAN DIUNOV

Four representatives from friendly countries honored the memory of Colonel Stefan Diunov in Chiprovtsi city
On 7th of September 2013 on the square “Stefan Dunov” city vice-president of Republic of Bulgaria Mrs. Margarita Popova unveiled monument of the hero. Author of the sculpture is the architect Ognqn Kojuharov. The event was attendant by ambassador of Hungary Andrash Klajn, many guests from Italy, Romania and people from Bulgarian village Vinga in Romania – the birthplace of Dunov. Hundreds of people from Chiprovtsi city also pay respect to memory of Dunov. Of behalf of the Association of the Officers in the Reserve “Atlantic” (AORA) captain first class Vasil Danov red welcome address. Chairman of the Association of the Officers in the Reserve “Atlantic” (AORA) MG(r.) PhD Sabi Sabev participated in concomitant international scientific conference with paper “Leadership skills of Colonel Stefan Dunov in the battles for freedom of Hungary and Italy”.

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30 August, 2013

S T A T E M E N T

of the managing board of the Association of the Officers in the Reserve “Atlantic” (AORA) on the occasion of 70 years from the death of King Boris III


28 August, 2013

STEFAN DIUNOV – LEGEND OF TWO NATIONAL REVOLUTIONS

On 7th of September the president of Republic of Bulgaria, the Hungarian embassy in Bulgaria and the Association of the Officers in the Reserve “Atlantic” (AORA), will arrange celebrations in Chiprovtsi city in memory of colonel doctor Stefan (Ishtvan) Dunov.
On the square of Chiprovtsi city vice-president of Republic of Bulgaria Mrs. Margarita Popova will unveil monument of the hero. In the program of the celebrations is included international scientific conference under the leadership of doctor Pal Haposh – general director of the “Balashi” institute.


27 August, 2013

MILITARY SPIRIT, STRONGER THEN SUBSTANCE

Stronger relationship with Austrian naval alliance in Wien and Varna
From 19th to 22th July this year, Bulgarian delegation of the naval confederation, has visit Wien and it was guest to the colleges of Austrian naval alliance. Leader of the delegation was a deputy president of the Bulgarian naval confederation and president of the Varna club of the Association of the Officers in the Reserve “Atlantic” (AORA), captain third class Ivan Gotsev. The occasion of the visit was the official celebration of the Memorial Day of the Austrian military sailor. From 10th to 16th of August at the invitation of the confederation counsel of the Bulgarian naval confederation, delegation of Austrian naval alliance were official guests on the occasion of The day of naval forces of Republic of Bulgaria. Prof. Skrivanek has given medal “VIRIUS UNITIS” to the president of Bulgarian naval confederation, captain first class Stanko Stankov.


10 August, 2013

The Executive Board of AORA presented to the National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria certain proposals to alter the Election Codex.


03 August, 2013

MEETING WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY AND THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

On July 25th , 2013 in the Central Military Cliub our representative MG® Nonka Matova took part in a discussion named: The role of civil society in patriotic and military education of the Bulgarian youth to act in natural and manmade disasters, their consequent management. MG Matova presented organization’s position.


20 July, 2013

AORA IS EXPANDING ITS STRUCTURES AROUND THE COUNTRY

On the July 18th, 2013 in the town of Stara Zagora a local club of AORA was initiated by members of the organization. Captain® Nedyalko Nedyalkov, a former governor and MP, was elected to be the Chairmen of the club. MG ® Sabi Sabev was at their meeting. He introduced the Club with the purpose, mission and tasks of the organization. He also presented the plan of AORA activities for this year as well as perspectives of its development in future. MG Sabev delivered an interview for a local newspaper that presented AORA and its activities in support of defence and security of the state.


27 Мay, 2013

At a regular meeting of the Public Council for Defence Policy to assist the minister that elaborated “Transparency and media policy in defence – perspectives and future challenges” our representative Captain I Rank® Vasil Danov presented our proposals.


19 Мay, 2013

At a regular meeting of the Public Council for Defence Policy to assist the minister that elaborated participation of the Bulgarian Armed Forces in multinational operations in support of international peace and security and building and developing combat capabilities deputy-chairmen of the Executive Board of AORA Col. ® Dimitar Buzekov presented organization’s positition.


15 Мay, 2013

A regular meeting of the Public Council for Defence Policy to assist the minister of defence took place. The subject of the meeting was Innovations, Technologies, Defence Industry of the 21 century. Our representative Professor Zlatogor Minchev presented AORA propositions.


6 Мay, 2013

AORA congratulates all active and reserve military personnel, its members, sympathizers, and colleagues from partnering organizations on the occasion of 6th May-the Day of gallantry and Armed Forces Day.


22 April, 2013

The first meeting of newly established Public Council for Defence Policy to assist the minister of defence took place in the MoD. The venue deliberated professionalism in defence in 21 century. AORA representative presented proposals of the association.


10 April, 2013

The AORA presented their congratulations and best wishes to the Bulgarian Air Force on the occasion of their holiday-the Day of the Aviation and Aeronautics.


5 April, 2013 г.

MINISTER TAGAREV PRESENTED HIS VISION OF NATIONAL DEFENCE

On 4th Apr the minister of defence Todor Tagarev delivered a public lecture on the occasion of the NATO Day and the 9th anniversary of Bulgarian full-fledged membership in the Alliance. In his speech named Future Challenges to Defence Policy professor Tagarev talked about contribution of the Ministry of Defence to fulfillment of defence policy in the context of caretaker government priorities and how to cope with future challenges.


12 March, 2013

Spiritual warriors visited AORA. The Club of poets – journalists presented a literature feast. The joint initiative gathered representatives of both organizations. In commemoration of the Centennial of the Balkan Wars and 135th anniversary of liberation from the Ottoman Yoke they organized a poetical performance.


5 March, 2013

An opening of an exhibition named: “For the Motherland and Freedom” took place in the Hungarian Cultural Institute in Sofia. The author Dula Fromel, a Hungarian military artist is visiting Bulgaria in connection with commemoration of the Hungarian national day-15th of March. The Chairmen of AORA Executive Board, MG ® Sabev in conjunction with the director of the Hungarian Cultural Institute in Sofia M-r Tosho Donchev opened the exhibition.


3 March, 2013 г.

The AORA Executive Board congratulates all its members, sympathizers, military personnel and population with the National day of the Republic of Bulgaria


19 February, 2013

AORA Executive Board voted a stance against a planned protest of the Bulgarian officer’s legion on Feb 23rd, 2013. In its position the board objected planned protest against retirement conditions alterations i.e. enhancement of age for retirement and appealed to active military personnel not to participate in that venue.


11 February, 2013

AORA stated a declaration of the Executive Board concerning persistent attempts of local organizations to deprive the Ministry of Defence of its property - the Central Artillery Test Range in the vicinity of Stara Zagora. These organizations tried to prove many times that range activities are ecologically harmful to local population. They also tried to privatize and fragment the area.


7 February , 2013

On Jan 17th, 2013 AORA in conjunction with the “Bulgarian AF” foundation, “Bulgarian avionic association” and “Scientific association in defence and security” organized and took part in a round table named: “Acquisition of a new battle aircraft and its integrated logistics”. The participants discussed methodology and criteria on selection of a new aircraft for the Bulgarian Air Force.


2012

 

Association of the Officers in the Reserve 'Atlantic' Managing Board

wishes  all its members, sympathizers, officers and civilians:

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A VERY SUCCESSFUL NEW 2013 YEAR!

 


17 December, 2012

On December 16, AOR 'Atlantic' successfully took place at charity Christmas bazaar for the Bulgarian Army Kids, organized under the Ministry of Defence initiative at the Central Military Club, Sofia. The earned 926.47 lv. our association granted to the kids and get  'Honorary diploma for wonderland army enrolment' from Ms. Rumyana Neykova - a Bulgarian world and olympic champion on rowing. Gallery...


 

12 December, 2012

On the General Assembly annual meeting of the Association of the Officers in the Reserve 'Atlantic' organized on December 11, 2012 at the Central Military Club, Sofia the association work for 2012 has been reported and some changes in the organization statute and Managing Board have been done. Read more..., Gallery...


26 November, 2012

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! The Chairman of the Association of the Officers in the Reserve 'Atlantic' Managing Board turned 70 years. Greeting Address..., Gallery...

 

 

 

 

 


25 November, 2012

In the period November 23 - 26, 2012, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zlatogor Minchev (AOR 'Atlantic' Managing Board member) took part at the international conference 'The Eastern Partnership: Assessment of Past Achievements and Future Trends' at Bucharest, Romania. The event has been organized by the Center for East European and Asian Studies in the framework of project 'Eastern Partnerhip. Civilian Security Need-Assessment and Development Opportunities/Options', PN-II-ID-PCE-2011-3-1014, Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research, CNCS - UEFISCDI.


21 November, 2012

On November 20 at the Military Academy 'G. S. Rakovski' a Round Table 'Conceptual Aspects of Cyberwarfare and Cyberdefence' has been organized from the Institute of Perspective Defense Studies. Read more...


 

11  November, 2012

The Association of the Officers in the Reserve 'Atlantic' Managing Board organizes a General Assembly meeting of the association on 11 December, 2012 at the Central Military Club Sofia at the Music Hall from 17:00, Read more...


27 October, 2012

The Association of the Officers in the Reserve ‘Atlantic’ Managing Board adopted declaration about the events from October 21, 2012 in Kardzhali town, Read more...


2 October, 2012

On October 2, 2012 at the Central Military Club, Music Hall a jubilee album 'Hundred Years Balkans War' has been presented. The work has been done by Association of the Officers in the Reserve 'Atlantic' Managing Board members, Read more...


27 September, 2012

On September 25-26, 2012 under the auspices of the Minister of Defence - HE Mr. Anyu Angelov a conference 'Challenges and tests for NATO for the next 10 Years' has been organized. The conference was arranged by the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, Sofia Security Forum, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, Berlin and the Association of the Officers in the Reserve 'Atlantic'. AORA memebers Maj. Gen. (Ret) Sabi Sabev (AORA Managing Board Director 'Programs & Projects') and Mr. Ivo Ivanov took part at the conference with invited talks, Gallery...


20 September, 2012

On September 20, 2012 the Bulgarian Naval Confederation Board and the organization Executive Desk conducted their first joint meeting, Read more...


12 September, 2012

On September 12, 2012 the Bulgarian Naval Confederation was found. The Association of the Officers in the Reserve ‘Atlantic’ representative was elected for the confederation Vice-chairman, Gallery, Read more...


3 September, 2012

The Minister of Defence Anyu Angelov and the Cheif of Defence Gen. Simeonov have opened the school year at the "G. S. Rakovski" National Defence Academy with introductory lectures. The talks are with fundamental meaning for the defence area in the upcoming year. Read more...
 


25 August, 2012

A new NGO initiative has been started at Varna city. A new Bulgarian Naval Confederation is being created with the active participation of Association of the Officers in the Reserve ‘Atlantic’, Gallery, Read more...
 


10 August, 2012

Тhе Association of the Officers in the Reserve ‘Atlantic’ Managing Board congratulates the Bulgarian  Naval Forces with the celebrations of their 133 anniversary, Greeting address...
 

 


24 July, 2012

An interview with the Association of the Officers in the Reserve ‘Atlantic’ Managing Board Chairman - Maj. Gen. (Ret) Stefan Dimitrov, PhD for Klassa newspaper on the occasion of the security services reforms and counterterrorism, Read more...


 

20 July, 2012

 The Bulgarian air ace Capt. Dimitar Spisarevski received new recognition - a memorial plague is already placed at the front age of the house he has lived in Sofia city in the period 1932-1943, Read more...


19 July, 2012

The Association of the Officers in the Reserve ‘Atlantic’ Managing Board gives support to the Declaration of the Public Council for the Defence regarding the terrorist attack on July 18, 2012 at Burgas airport.


17 July, 2012

The Association of the Officers in the Reserve ‘Atlantic’ Managing Board congratulates its member and Director ‘Analyses’ - Col. (Ret) Petar Dimitrov with the successful defending of a PhD degree in the field of national security and defense on July 11, 2012!


06 July, 2012

The Association of the Officers in the Reserve ‘Atlantic’ Managing Board adopted a position regarding the current activities of the Confederation of the Public Organizations from the Security and Defense, Read more...

 


19 June, 2012

On 15-16 June, 2012 AOR ‘Atlantic’ Varna Club and the Managing Board representatives: Col (Ret) Dimitar Buzekov and Navy Captain 1 Rank (Ret) Vasil Danov took part in the events devoted to the fifth anniversary of the Union of the Submariners of the Republic of Bulgaria and signed a Memorandum of Cooperation, Gallery, Read more...


14 June, 2012

The Ombutsman of the Republic of Bulgaria, Mr. Konstantin Penchev  lecture ‘Human Rights Popularization as a Prevention Against Their Breaking’ organized by AOR ‘Atlantic’  in cooperation with Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski Students' Club of Political Science and Students' Association for Studying International Relations of the University of National and World Economy, provoked great interest amongst the audience, Gallery, Read more...


28 May, 2012

The Association of the Officers in the Reserve ‘Atlantic’  in cooperation with Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski Students' Club of Political Science and Students' Association for Studying International Relations of the University of National and World Economy are organizing on June 7 (Thursday), 2012 from 17:30 at the Central Military Club, Sofia, Tarjestvena Hall a public lecture of the Ombutsman of the Republic of Bulgaria, Mr. Konstantin Penchev  on: ‘Human Rights Popularization as a Prevention Against Their Breaking’.


24 May, 2012

The Association of the Officers in the Reserve ‘Atlantic’ Managing Board congratulates all its members and partners with the celebration of the Bulgarian enlightenment, culture and alphabet holiday!

 

 


08 Мay, 2012

The Association of the Officers in the Reserve ‘Atlantic’ Managing Board adopted a position regarding the  Annual Report of Defence Progress of the Republic of Bulgaria for 2011, Read more ...

 


05 May, 2012

The Association of the Officers in the Reserve ‘Atlantic’ congratulates all serving and reserve generals, officers, sergeants and soldiers, members, sympathizers and partnership organizations colleagues with the celebration of May 6 - Day of Bravery and the Bulgarian Armed Forces Day! Greeting address...


23 April, 2012

The Association of the Officers in the Reserve ‘Atlantic’ Managing Board members - Maj. Gen. (Ret) Stefan Dimitrov, PhD and Maj. Gen. (Ret) Sabi Sabev took place with talks at an international conference about army reserve in the modern security world. The President  of the Republic of Macedonia - HE Mr. Ivanov, Minister of Defence and the Chief of Defence were also participant at the event, Gallery ...


23 April, 2012

The Association of the Officers in the Reserve ‘Atlantic’ and the Association of Defence and Security Veterans And Reservists in the Republic of Macedonia have signed a Cooperation Agreement at the Army House, Skopje. The Agreement has been signed by the two organizations chairmen - Maj. Gen. (Ret) Stefan Dimitrov, PhD and Maj. Gen. (Ret) Iliya Nikolovski, Gallery, Read more...


12 April, 2012

The Association of the Officers in the Reserve 'Atlantic' Managing Board congratulates its members, sympathisers, officers and civilians with the world aviation and cosmonautics day celebration!


11 April, 2012

The Association of the Officers in the Reserve ‘Atlantic’ and the European Network of Excellence in Managing Threats and Vulnerabilities for the Future Internet – SySSec, represented by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zlatogor Minchev, awarded young Bulgarian talents in the field of mathematics and informatics, participants in XII student session of XLI Spring Conference of the Union of Bulgarian Mathematicians, resort of Borovets, Samokov, Bulgaria, Read more...


31 March, 2012

The Association of the Officers in the Reserve 'Atlantic' Managing Board congratulates its friends from the Association of Disabled Veterans with their 97 years anniversary from March 29, 2012, Read more...


12 Мarch, 2012

At the General Assembly meeting of AOR 'Atlantic', organized on 9 March 2012 the efforts of the association for 2011 have been successfully reported and the Managing Board has been re-elected, Read more...


03 March, 2012

The Association of the Officers in the Reserve 'Atlantic' Managing Board congratulates all its members, sympathizers, officers and civilians with the Republic of Bulgaria National Holiday - 3 March!


27 February, 2012

The Association of the Officers in the Reserve 'Atlantic' and the Regional Associations of the Officers and Sergeants from the Reserve, Rousse city, signed a Cooperation Agreement on 21 February, 2012, Read more...


23 February, 2012

The Association of the Officers in the Reserve 'Atlantic' Managing Board organizes a General Assembly meeting of the association on 9 March, 2012 at the Central Military Club Sofia at the Music Hall from 17:00, Read more...


14 February, 2012

Congratulations! Today the Bulgarian armed forces newspaper is celebrating 120 years anniversary! Greeting address from AOR 'Atlantic' Managing Board...


31 January, 2012

Minister of Defence - Mr. Anyu Angelov and the Cheif of Defence - Gen. Simeon Simeonov took part in the the finishing on 31 Jan 2012 national scientific conference: 'Allied and national security and defence in the context of the dynamic changes in the geopolitical environment and the more rational usage of the reduced military expenditures in NATO and EU countries'. The conference has been organized by the Association of the Officers in the Reserve (AOR) 'Atlantic' in cooperation with the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Association of Communication and Information Specialists. Greeting address to the conference participants has been given by the Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Policy and Defense - Mr. Dobroslav Dimitrov. Active participation in the event took the President of the Republic of Bulgaria (1990-1997) Dr. Zhelyu Zhelev - honorary member of AOR 'Atlantic', Gallery, Read more...


19 January, 2012

Association of the Officers in the Reserve 'Atlantic' in cooperation with the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Association of Communication and Information Specialists organize a National scientific conference: „Allied and national security and defence in the context of the dynamic changes in the geopolitical environment and the more rational usage of the reduced military expenditures in NATO and EU countries“.

The conference will take place on January 30-31, 2012 at the Central Military Club, Sofia, Tarzhestvena Hall from 8:30 AM.


03 January, 2012

The AOR 'Atlantic' honorable member Dr. Francois Frison-Roche gave an interview for EurActiv concerning the situatin in Bulgaria and Romania after their joining to the European Union, Read more...


2011

 

   

Association of the Officers in the Reserve 'Atlantic' Managing Board wishes

 

 all its members, sympathizers, officers and civilians:

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND SUCCESSFULL 2012 YEAR!
 


 

    19 December 2011

Association of the Officers in the Reserve 'Atlantic' in cooperation with Sofia University 'St. Kliment Ohridski' Students' Club of Political Science have organized, on December 19 at the Central Military Club, Tarjestvena Hall, a public lecture of Dr. Zhelyu Zhelev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria (1990 - 1997) on: 'Where the world goes in the 21 century?', Invitation, Lecture, Gallery...


 

    03 December 2011

Position of the Managing Board of the Association of the Officers in the Reserve (AOR) 'Atlantic', regarding the frequent attacks against the armed forces and other security sector officers and civilians. After the position official announcement on 02.12.2011, AOR 'Atlantic' obtained official support from: Communication and Information Specialists Association and the Independent National Union of the Officers in Bulgaria, Read more...


 

    02 December 2011

By Decrees of the President and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the Bulgarian Armed Forces - Mr. Georgi Parvanov (from 01.12.2011), Bulgarian navy officers were awarded with senior military ranks. Couter Admiral Plamen Manushev was appointed as a 'Deputy Chief of Defense' and was awarded with the senior officer rank 'Vice Admiral'. Commodore Rumen Nikolov was appointed as a commander of the Bulgarian Navy Forces and was awarded with the senior officer rank 'Counter Admiral'. Navy Captain I rank Mitko Petev was appointed as a 'Commander of the Burgas Naval Base' and was awarded with the senior officer rank 'Commodore'. The Managing Board of AOR 'Atlantic' congratulates Commodore Petev and sends greeting addresses to: Vice Admiral Plamen Manushev and Counter Admiral Roumen Nikolov.


 

    01 December 2011

AOR 'Atlantic' Managing Board  congratulates HE Anton Pakuretu, the ambassador of Republic of Romania in the Republic of Bulgaria, LTC Ioana Florea, defense attaché of the Republic of Romania in the Republic of Bulgaria and their team with the national holiday of the Republic of Romania.
 


 

    30 November 2011

Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Dinko Ivanov, AOR 'Atlantic' Managing Board member is flying again. During the flight demonstrations at Lesnovo airport, Gen. Ivanov was piloting the latest American helicopter Bell 429. The general was an excellent pilot of this super modern machine. The good pilot from the reserve is just the same!, Gallery...
 


 

    17 November 2011

AOR 'Atlantic' Managing Board  congratulates the Bulgarian Army Land Forces with the upcoming  celebration - 19 November, Greeting address...
 


 

    16 October 2011

During the celebrations of the 100 Anniversary of the Bulgarian Air Forces in the town of Plovdiv, Maj. Gen. Konstantin Popov and Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Stefan Popov, former Bulgarin Air Forces Commander (1997-2002) have been awarded from the AOR 'Atlantic' Managing Board. The Chairman of the board - Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Stefan Dimitrov presented Gen. Konstantin Popov a greeting address and and a gift - the book of AOR 'Atlantic' honorable member - Dr. Francois Frison-Roche. For his deserts to Bulgarian Air Forces fighting capabilities keeping and reform realization, Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Stefan Popov was awarded with a souvenir knife with  inscription, Gallery, Read the greeting address...
 


 

    13 October 2011

On October 13, 2011 AOR 'Atlantic' Managing Board Chairman - Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Stefan Dimitrov got the new office keys from the mayor of the 'Slatina' Municipality, Sofia city - Ms. Apostolova, Gallery...
 


 

    07 October 2011

On October 7, 2011 from 09:00 AM at the new building of the reserve officers and sergeants at Varna city, AOR 'Atlantic' organized a Round Table Discussion on 'Bulgarian Defense Policy in the Second Decade of 21 Century', Gallery, Read more...
 


 

    22 September 2011

AOR 'Atlantic' Managing Board congratulates all its members, sympathizers and officers with the Republic of Bulgaria Independence Day.
 


 

     02 September 2011

AOR 'Atlantic' Managing Board congratulates the Bulgarian Army with the celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Bulgarian Air Forces, Greeting address...
 


 

    31 August 2011

On August, 31, 2011 the Minister of Defence, Lt. Gen. (Ret) Any Angelov  met representatives of the initiative committee for building a monument of the Bulgarian soldiers died in the battle of Kajmakchalan peak, during World War I, Read more...
 


 

    19 August 2011

On August 19, 2011 the Managing Board of the Association of the Officers in the Reserve 'Atlantic' (AORA) awarded young Bulgarian talents in the field of Informatics, participants in a training course on 'Cyber security', organized during the period: August 17-19, 2011 in Varna city. The lectures were given by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zlatogor Minchev, AORA Managing Board Member and Director 'IT and Cyber security'. After the course successful finishing, AORA Managing Board represented by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zlatogor Minchev and AORA, Varna Club Chairman – Navy Captain III rank (Ret.) Eng. Ivan Gotsev awarded the participants with diplomas and the book 'SAS SURVIVAL – Part III: How to Survive Anything, Anywhere: A Handbook of Survival Skills for Every Scenario and Environment', Gallery, Read more...


 

    08 August 2011

AOR 'Atlantic' Managing Board congratulates all naval officers and especially the members from AOR 'Atlantic' Club, Varna city with the holiday of the Bulgarian Naval Forces, Greeting Address...
 


 

    07 July 2011

On July 7, 2011 the officers from AOR 'Atlantic' Club led from their chairman - Eng. Ivan Gotsev and accompanied from the Marine Forces Command, the Mayor of the Varna city and a number of citizens stand the memory of Rear Admiral Varikletchkov and laid flowers at the orelief of this remarkable fleet commander, Gallery, Read more...
 


 

    27 June 2011

On June 27, 2011 the Chairman of AOR 'Atlantic', Maj. Gen. Stefan Dimitrov, PhD (Ret.) accompanied by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zlatogor Minchev, Managing Board member and Director 'IT & Cybersecurity'  have been welcomed from the ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands - HE Mr. Karel van Kesteren, Gallery, Read more...
 


 

    09 June 2011

After the Defence Ministerial meeting of NATO member states in Brussels, the Bulgarian Minister of Defence - Mr. Anyu Angelov gave a briefing for the media concerning the Bulgarian position for the key topics discussed during the meeting, Read more....


 

    07 June 2011

On June 7, 2011 the Chairman of AOR 'Atlantic' accompanied by the Managing Board members: Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Dinko Ivanov and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zlatogor Minchev have been welcomed from the ambassador of the Republic of France - HE Mr. Philippe Autié. During the meeting the Managing Body presented the objectives, tasks and some new activities of the association. The French defense attache - Leutenant-colonel Michel Milliot also took part in the meeting.


 

28 May 2011

On May 28, 2011 at the  Naval Club of Varna a regional branch of AOR 'Atlantic' was founded.


 

 

06 May 2011

AOR 'Atlantic' Managing Board congratulates all its members and supporters with the holidays on May 6 - the Day of Bravery and the Bulgarian Armed Forces Day!


 

28 April 2011

On April 28, 2011 г. a meeting-discussion of 16 military-patriotic organizations from the security and defense area took place at the Central Military Club - Sofia, Read more...


 

    16 April 2011

On April 16, 2011 following an Initiative Committee idea a regional branch of AOR 'Atlantic' was established. The participants were welcomed from the regional governor - Mr. Alexandrov, Gallery»

 

 


 

    04 April 2011

The Managing Board of AORA adopted and sent to the media Statement. After the statement announcement it was also supported by the Association of Land Forces - Bulgaria, Independent National Union of the Officers in Bulgaria, Read more (in Bulgarian)...


 

29 March 2011

AOR 'Atlantic' in co-operation with Ministry of Defence - Republic of Bulgaria, organize on 29 March (Tuesday), 2011 from 9:00 AM at the Central Military Club - Sofia a National Conference 'Smart Defence: national defence policy and investments in the second half of 21 century', Programme, Gallery»
 


 

    23 March 2011

On March 23, 2011 the Chairman of AOR 'Atlantic' accompanied by the Managing Board members: Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Dinko Ivanov and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zlatogor Minchev have been welcomed from the ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark - HE Mr. Kaare Janson. During the meeting the Managing Body presented the objectives, tasks and some new activities of the association. A discussion of future collaboration with similar organizations from the Kingdom of Denmark has been also accomplished, Gallery»


 

23 March 2011
   
On March 23, 2011 during AOR "Atlantic" Managing Board meeting the establishment of the association's department "Survival Skills" was approved. Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Eng. Nonka Matova was appointed as a head of the department.

 


 

    14 - 15 March 2011

In the period 14-15 March, 2011, AOR 'Atlantic' Managing Board Chairman - Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Stefan Dimitrov, accompanied by two board members: Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Dinko Ivanov and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zlatogor Minchev visited the ambassadors of Italy - HE Mr. Stefano Benazzo, Romania - HE Mr. Anton Pakuretu and Belgium - HE Mr. Marc Michielsen. During these visits, Gen. Dimitrov and his accompanies presented the objectives, tasks and activities of AOR 'Atlantic' and discussed some possible collaboration opportunities, Gallery »


 

      25 February 2011

On February 25, 2011, AOR "Atlantic" Managing Board Chairman Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Stefan Dimitrov, Ph. D. and Navy Captain I rank (Ret.) Vasil Danov, visited as honorable guests the scientific conference: "Bulgarian military history heritage: traditions and perspectives". The conference was organized by the Defence and Staff College "Georgi S. Rakovski" and the Military History Commission in honor of 70th anniversary of Associate Professor Ignat Krivorov - a famous Bulgarian historian, Read more ...


 

24 February 2011

On February 24, 2011 during AOR "Atlantic" Managing Board meeting the establishment of the association's department "Contractor" was approved. Col. (Ret.) Ivan Yonchev was appointed as a head of the department "Contractor".


03 February 2011

On February 3, 2011 during AOR "Atlantic" Managing Board meeting the establishment of a regional association's structure in Kavarna town was officially approved.


 

26 January 2011

On January 26, 2011, AOR "Atlantic" (AORA) and the Communication and Information Specialists Association (AKIS) met the Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications - HE Mr. Parvan Rusinov. The representatives of AORA were: Maj. Gen. (Ret) Stefan Dimitrov, and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zlatogor Minchev. AKIS was represented by: Col. (Ret.) Ivan Kiossev and Dr. Chavdar Penkov. During the meeting AORA and AKIS gave a short written proposal for 2011 and discussed possible activities and plans, related to Bulgaria cyber security and defence with the joint participation of the state administration, academia, NGOs and the business, Gallery, Read more...


 

25 January 2011

AOR "Atlantic" convicts the terrorist act in Moscow, which killed dozens and injured hundreds of innocent people. We express our empathy to the Russian and other nations people, whose citizens were among the victims of the attack. We present our condolences to the relatives of the victims! AOR "Atlantic" appeals for ethnic, religious, racial and political tolerance!


 

25 January 2011

In the second issue (for 2011) of "Bulgarian army" newspaper, AOR "Atlantic" long standing member - Col. (Ret.) Ivan Yonchev has published the paper - "Reserve - the second career of the professional or no "Farewell to the arms"!", Read more...


 

25 January 2011

AOR "Atlantic" Managing Board members Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zlatogor Minchev and Navy Captain I rank (Ret.) Vasil Danov took part in the meeting-discussion "Political Parties in Bulgaria", organized by Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" Students' Club of Political Science, Gallery, Read more...


2010

    AOR "ATLANTIC" wishes you happy holiday!

 

very happy & prosperous new 2011 year!


Declaration20 December 2010
The Managing Board of AORA adopted and sent to the media Statement regarding the disclosed membership to former special services of ambassadors, general consuls and vice - heads of diplomatic missions of the Republic of Bulgaria from 20.12.2010 (in Bulgarian). After the statement announcement it was also supported by the Students' Club of Political Scientist, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", Read more (in Bulgarian)...


NATO's Policy on Cyber Defense09 - 10 December 2010
Institute for European Initiatives in co-operation with AOR "Atlantic", Ministry of Defence and NATO Public Diplomacy Division financial support organize at the Central Military Club national conference "NATO's Policy on Cyber Defense", Programme, Gallery...


29 November 2010

On November 29, 2010 the Chairman of the Managing Board of AOR "Atlantic" Maj. Gen Dr. Stefan Dimitrov (ret.) and the Chairman of the Students' Club of Political Science Ms. Silvia Dineva, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"signed Cooperation Agreement between the two organizations.


NATO New Strategic Concept and the Bulgarian National Security29 November 2010
    AOR "Atlantic" in co-operation with Students' Club of Political Scientist (Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"),             Student's Association for Studying International Relations (University on National and World Economy) and Ministry of Defence organize    at the Central Military Club Round table "NATO New Strategic Concept and the Bulgarian National Security", Read more...


AOR 'Atlantic' General Assembly25 November 2010
    On November 25, 2010 AOR "Atlantic" General Assembly meeting was performed, resulting the following decisions ...


Declaration02 November 2010
The Managing Board of AORA adopted and sent to the media Statement regarding the White Book of Defence 2010.

Read more (in Bulgarian)...


Central Military Club28 September 2010

AOR "Atlantic" in co-operation with ACIS and Ministry of Defence organize at the Central Military Club round table "Status and Problems of Security in Cyberspace in Bulgaria" at 09.00 am on 28 September 2010.

See more...


10 June 2010

On June 10, 2010 the Chairmann of the Managing Board of AOR "Atlantic" Maj. Gen. Dr. St. Dimitrov (ret.) and the Chairman of the Board of the Communication and Information Specialists Association (C&ISA) Col Eng Iv. Kiossev (ret.) signed a Cooperation Agreement between the two organizations.


09 June 2010

On June 9, 2010 was signed a Cooperation Agreement between the AOR "Atlantic" and the Independent National Union of the Officers in Bulgaria. The agreement was signed by the Chairmans of the two associations MajGen.Dr. St. Dimitrov (ret.) and Col Eng Angel Tyufekchiev (ret.).


07 June 2010

On 7 June 2010 in the Central Military Club was signed a cooperation agreement between AOR "Atlantic" and the Union of alumni of HIS MAJESTY the military school, a school for reserve officers and patriotic armies and citizenship. The agreement signed the Presidents of the two associations: MajGen Dr. Stefan Dimitrov (ret.) and Col Dimitar Ruhchev (ret.).


26 May 2010

On May 26, 2010 in the House of disabled soldiers, the President of the Association of Disabled Soldiers, Second Lt..Eng. P. Velchev (ret.) and the President of Managing Board of AOR "Atlantic" MajGen Dr. St. Dimitrov, (ret.) signed a Cooperation Agreement between the two associations.


06 May 2010

AOR "Atlantic" wish Happy Holidays on May 6th - Day of Bravery and the Bulgarian Army Day to all its members and supporters!


09 April 2010

On April 09, 2010 was held scientific-practical conference on "Strategies and Security Policies". Organizer is the Center for Study of the Risks and Security of the NBU. Other co-organizers are Balkan Security Forum, MoD, MoI, UBJ and AORA.


05 April 2010

On April 05, 2010. French scientist Dr. François Frison-Roche was appointed as an honorable member of AOR "Atlantic". Dr. Frison-Roche is a PhD in political science and researcher at the Research Center for Political and Administrative Science (CERSA) at the University Pantheon-Asas (Paris 2). He is also chairman of the Alliance France-Bulgaria, which aim is drawing closer together of the two countries.


31 March 2010

On March 31, 2010 at the National Palace of Culture, the French scientist Dr. François Frison-Roche presented his book "The Half President Model as an Instrument of Transition in Postcommunist Europe".
After the presentation of the book, Mr. Frison-Roche was awarded the hanger from the AOR "Atlantic".
Dr. Frison-Roche agreed to become honorary member of AORA.


17 March 2010

The Chairman of the Managing Board of AORA, MajGen Dr S. Dimitrov (ret.) participated in the international conference: "The Bulgarian Example in the Fight Against Organized Crime and Corruption in Europe" with the participation of President of the European People's Party (EPP), Mr Wilfried Martens, Prime Minister Mr. Boyko Borisov, the Chairman of Parliament Mrs. Tsetska Tsacheva, members of European parliament, government representatives and NGOs.


Declaration

07 March 2010

The Managing Board of AORA adopted and sent to the media Statement regarding the conflict between the President of the Republic of Bulgaria Mr. Georgi Parvanov and Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Mr. Simeon Diankov. It was endorsed by the Association of the Officers in the Reserve from the Army.


The Strategy for National Security - Public Expectations and Political Consensus

22 february 2010

On 22.02.2010 Association of the officers in the reserve “Atlantic”, Center for National Security Foundation and George Marshall Associations - Bulgaria, together with the Ministry of Defense organized in the Military Information Center Round table entitled "The Strategy for National Security - Public Expectations and Political Consensus".


Zhelyu Zhelev

15 January 2010

President of the Republic of Bulgaria (1990-1997) and an honorary member of the АОR "Atlantic" Dr. Zhelyu Zhelev was awarded the highest state awards of the Republic of Macedonia - Order of September 8-th.


2009

Zhelyu Zhelev

22 December 2009

The Managing Board of AORA at its meeting held on 22.12.2009 took an unanimous decision to invite Dr. Zhelyu Zhelev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria (1990-1997) to become an honorary member of AORA for extraordinary contributions to the democratization of the country and its membership in NATO and the European Union. Dr. Zhelev gratefully accepted honorary membership in AORA.


Boyko Noev

29 November 2009

On 29 November 2009 took place a meeting of the Managing Board of the Association of the Officers in the Reserve “Atlantic” and they adopted unanimously for a Honorary Member of the Association, Mr. Boyko Noev - former Minister of Defense of Bulgaria in the UDF government by the end of 1999 until mid-2001.


MajGen Stefan Dimitrov

29 September 2009

On 29 September 2009 there was held General Assembly of the Association to which for Chairman of the Managing Board of AORA was elected by a full majority MajGen Stefan Dimitrov, PhD (ret.), former Head of Defense office of the President of Bulgaria Zhelyu Zhelev, instead of resign for personal reasons of BrigGen Dinko Ivanov (ret.).


Velizar Shalamanov

17 July 2009

The member of AORA Maj. Dr. Velizar Shalamanov (ret.) was appointed for  “Director Sponsor Account NATO and Nations” in NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency (www.nc3a.nato.int). The Managing Board of AORA wish him success on this very high and responsible position in NATO.


2008

In November 2008 a CONFEDERATION OF ORGANIZATIONS OF PUBLIC SECURITY AND DEFENSE (COPSD) was established. The Association of the offecers in the reserve "Atlantic" is a co-founder of COPSD and the Chiarman of the Managing Board of AORA is a member of the Confederal Board of COPSD. COPSD together have around 15000 members.


2004

May 08 2004

Col. Ivan Ionchev (ret.), AORA member having member certificate 21, has been in  Baghdad, Iraq since 08 May 2004. He is included in Golf Regional Division from   U.S. Army - Corps of Engineers as security consultant on guarding of Green Zone. More »


April 21 2004

On April 21, 2004 (Wednesday) at 6.00 pm took place a general meeting of the members of AORA in Hall 1 of Officer's Club, Sofia. It was attended by the following official guests: Col. John Savel - defence attache of the United Kingdom in Bulgaria and Commander Christopher McDonald - Navy attache of the USA in Bulgaria. Col. Richard Ciaglinski (former defence attache of the United Kingdom in Bulgaria) was elected for distinguished member of the Association. Commander Veselin Genov (ret.) was elected for regional coordinator in Varna and major general Dimitar Dimitrov was elected for regional coordinator in Stara Zagora. New members were elected. The members have taken a decision for more close collaboration with Officer's Legion "Rakovski".


April 2 2004

Bulgaria, together with six other eastern European countries, were welcomed into NATO on Friday, April 2, 2004 as their national flags were hoisted for the first time at an official ceremony in front of Brussels headquarters. The national flags of Bulgaria and the other six newest NATO members were raised in Sofa, between the buildings of the Council of Ministers and the Presidency on April 2, 2004.


The Bulgarian flag, together with the flags of the other seven new NATO members, was hoisted for the first time at the NATO military headquarters in Belgium. The flags raising ceremony was held in Mons and was attended by Gen. James Jones, NATO's supreme allied commander Europe and Bulgaria's Army Chief Gen. Nikola Kolev.


February 18 2004

With regard to enrollment of Bulgaria in NATO an Association of the officers in the reserve "Atlantic" (AORA) was established. As a chairman of the Managing board was elected Brigadier General Dinko Ivanov (ret.). More »