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Bulgaria places faith in Programme 2032

24th February 2021 - 10:00 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in London

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The draft of Programme 2032 was submitted to the National Assembly for approval this month. It foresees that 20% of the defence spending will be allocated to the acquisition of new equipment.

Bulgaria is embarking on a new defence investment policy that aims to see annual expenditure reach at least 2% of GDP from 2024 onwards — the baseline level demanded of NATO member states. The aim is to build NATO-interoperable and modern armed forces with adequate capabilities to face emerging threats.

The draft 'Programme for Development of the Defence Capabilities of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Bulgaria until 2032' (Programme 2032) was adopted by the Council of Ministers in early February and it is now before the National Assembly for approval.

An initial development phase until 2026 will be followed by

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Flavia Camargos Pereira is a land reporter at Shephard Media. She joined the company in …

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