Spanish Eurofighter jets tracked an air-space intruder
Two of the four Eurofighter EF-2000 Typhoon II were sent to intercept two unidentified planes, who breached Bulgarian airspace this morning, the Bulgarian and the Spanish command said. The two aircraft were not identified, as they retreated fast. A total of 130 Spanish soldiers and support units came to Bulgaria this month to fulfill an Air-policing mission as part of NATO support for Eastern Borders.
The leading party of the ruling coalition gains support
We Continue the Change is on 24.4% support, while ex-ruling party GERB has fallen to 18%, according to a new public opinion poll, conducted by Alpha Research. While the cabinet is the first since GERB's first government in 2009 to enjoy more support than rejection, Bulgarians remain skeptical about the possibility of real change at a fast rate, the survey reveals.
More Bulgarians approve NATO membership, but reject softer stance on N.Macedonia
The survey also shows 40% support for NATO, while 34% of respondents expressed a negative view of the military alliance. On the N. Macedonian issue, almost 50% of respondents approve of keeping the current negotiating stance towards Skopje.