Bulgarian Defence Minister: Political instability in neighbouring countries also a threat

The security threats to Bulgaria come not only from the conflict in Ukraine or from the “Islamic State” group but also from Bulgaria’s three neighbouring countries where there is a danger of political instability, Defence Minister Nikolai Nenchev said on July 1.

“The conflict in eastern Ukraine has deepened, to the south of us there is the problem of the ‘Islamic State’, but these are well-known conflicts. Look at what is happening in Greece, in Macedonia, in Turkey,” Nenchev said in a breakfast television interview.

He was making apparent references to, among other issues, Greece’s financial and economic crisis regarding its international debt commitments, Macedonia’s continuing deep political crisis and the uncertainty about a future coalition government in Turkey.

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