Bulgarian Parliament Overrides Veto of F-16 Purchase A presidential veto of Bulgaria’s plan to purchase Lockheed Martin F-16 Block 70 fighters from the U.S. has been lifted by the nation’s parliament, allowing the $1.25 billion program to proceed. President and former fighter pilot Rumen Radev had used his veto power on July 23 to halt the deal over concerns about contract conditions and the fact that ministers had used a legislative procedure to fast-track the decision through ...


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