ORDERS AND MEDALS
ORDERS AND MEDALS
Stara Planina with and without ribbon
The Stara Planina without ribbon has no degrees. It is awarded to heads of state, prime ministers and, in exceptional cases, Bulgarian citizens as well. Along with the Order, the Star of the Order is conferred.
Public Service Order
The Public Service Order is awarded to Bulgarian citizens who have greatly contributed to the development and strengthening of civil society, strengthening of democratic institutions and human rights and freedoms, and contributed to defence, security and public order in the Republic of Bulgaria. The Order has two levels - first and second, with a white band with the Bulgarian national flag.
Military Service Order
The Military Service Order is awarded to Bulgarian and foreign citizens who have greatly contributed to the development and strengthening of the Bulgarian army's participation in peacekeeping and humanitarian operations, and exemplary long service and contributions to the protection of national security and public order in Bulgaria. The order has one category - with swords, and three degrees.
The Order of the Madara Horseman
The Order of the Madara Horseman is awarded to Bulgarian and foreign citizens who have made an especially significant contribution to the establishment, strengthening and development of bilateral relations with Bulgaria. The order, with a bar of the Bulgarian tricolour, has two levels - first and second, and two categories - no swords (civilians) and swords (the military).
The Bravery Order
The Bravery Order is awarded to military and civilian personnel for bravery and heroism to the benefit of Bulgarian society and the state. The Order has three degrees - first, second and third, and two categories - with swords (the military) and without swords (civilians).
The For Merit Medal
The For Merit Medal is given to Bulgarian citizens for excellence in various areas of public life - culture, science, education, defence and national security, health, sports, the strengthening and development of civil society to strengthen democratic institutions and protection of human rights and freedoms against disaster and environmental as well as personal courage shown.