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SOFIA, (BM) – Bulgaria’s Parliament adopted on July 26 at second reading the amendments to the Military Intelligence Act that provide for either a civilian or a military officer to hold the post of head of Military Intelligence, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Novinite.
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The draft law provided for the director of the Military Information Service, the oldest Bulgarian intelligence service, to be a civilian person. At first reading, the government was sharply criticized for tailoring the law to benefit a particular person. President Rumen Radev, who belives that the military intelligence chief must necessarily be military and have the necessary expertise, experience and professional training, was also against the decision.
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Before the changes, the law required that the person in this post should have military service and a senior rank.