Politics

FORMER DEPUTY PM BAILED OUT AGAINST BGN 10 000

Former Vice-PM Alexander Bozhkov was bailed out against 10,000 levs. At 2.

Politics | September 28, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 274

NOVA TV TO LAY OFF 20 % OF ITS EMPLOYEES

`Twenty per cent of the Sofia`s Nova TV employees, owned by Antena Group of Greece, will be laid off, ` Georgios Douvletis, Antena Executive Director, said on September 26. The measure is a consequence of the revocation of the station`s nationwide license

Politics | September 27, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 445

BULGARIA TO EASE VISA REGULATIONS FOR RUSSIA

Relaxed visa regulations for holders of diplomatic and official passports as well as business travelers and tourists from Russia and Ukraine to Bulgaria will be enforced on October 1. The Council of Ministers decided that on September 27.

Politics | September 27, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 376

DOCUMENT MISTAKE MAY HINDER STOYANOV`S CANDIDATURE

The Central Electoral Commission announced at a press conference that it did not accept the documents of the Committee that supports the candidature of Petur Stoyanov and Nelly Kutskova. According to the commission, the signatures of the 177 members of th

Politics | September 27, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 280

US WITHOUT AIR CORRIDOR DEMANDS YET

`So far, the United States has not requested direct use of the air corridor over our country,` Minister of Defense Nikolay Svinarov said. According to him, it is not clear whether Bulgarian airspace will have to be used at all.

Politics | September 27, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 300

10% INCREASE IN ELECTRICITY AND HEATING PRICE

The electricity and heating prices for public services will go up with 20% from October 1, the government decided. The daily tariff of the electricity increases from BGN 0,089 per KW to BGN 0,098 per KW.

Politics | September 27, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 275

QADDAFI`S SON TO OBSERVE THE TRIAL OF THE MEDICS

Seif al-Islam, head of the Qaddafi International Foundation for Charity Associations and son of the Libyan leader, will observe the trial against the Bulgarian medics, charged in intentionally infecting Libyan children with the HIV virus, Info Radio repor

Politics | September 27, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 315

BULGARIA STARTS FIRING PRACTICES IN SHABLA

`The area between Cape Kartalborun and Cape Kaliakra, a 100-km stretch of the sea off the Northern Bulgarian coast and the air space up to 40 km will be temporarily dangerous for sea vessels and aircraft on September 28 and September 29,` the Defense Mini

Politics | September 27, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 333

10% LAYOFFS IN THE STATE ADMINISTRATION EXPECTED

`Approximately 10 % of the employees in the government administration will be made redundant in the beginning of October, `members of the government said before their regular meeting on September 27. `From 30,000 people, involved in the government adminis

Politics | September 27, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 501

56% BULGARIANS FEAR FROM WORLD WAR

56% from the Bulgarians fear that the military operation that is planned after the terrorist attack in the United States will develop into a World War, a survey, made by the Sociological Agency NOEMA, showed. The survey was conducted between September 20

Politics | September 27, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 248

FINANCE MINISTER: I AM OPTIMIST FOR IMF AGREEMENT

`I do not know why everybody expects that we will sign the agreement with IMF for one week after the global changes that followed the assaults in New York and Wasington,` the Bulgarian Finance Minister Velchev told journalists, quoted by Dnevnik Daily. `I

Politics | September 27, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 386

THE USD 2 M BRIBE MAYBE FOR THE VARNA SHIPYARD

The Deputy Prime Minister and Economy Minister Nikolay Vassilev implied that the bribe for USD 2 M, asked from a ministry official, was for the deal of the Varna shipyard. Journalists asked Vassilev whether the bribe is for the shipyard and he said that t

Politics | September 27, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 232

BRITISH FOUNDATION TO HELP THE LEGAL SYSTEM

The Bulgarian Prime Minister Saxe-Coburg met the founders of a British Balkan Law foundation. The foundation will be involved in the modernization of the Bulgarian legal system and computerization of the services at Bulgaria`s courts.

Politics | September 27, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 340

BRITISH AIRCRAFT HARDLY RECEIVED AIR SPACE ACCESS

British transporting military airplane flew more than an hour over the Northern Bulgarian frontier. The Sofia Airport Directory for Air Control did not grant access to the Bulgarian air space to the airplane because it did not have permit for that.

Politics | September 27, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 348

BULGARIA`S READINESS TO ENTER NATO DISCUSSED

The Foreign Policy, Security and Defense Committee of the Bulgarian Parliament discussed at a meeting on September 26 the parameters of the reform in the Bulgarian Army. Defense Minister Nikolai Svinarov and Chief of the Bulgarian General Staff General Mi

Politics | September 27, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 370

AVIATION CHIEF: US PLANES MUST FILE FLIGHT PLAN

`The Bulgarian Civil Aviation Administration assumed responsibility for facilitating the flights in connection with the request for air corridors,` Civil Aviation Administrative Director Zakhari Aleksiev said, quoted by the Bulgarian National Radio. The f

Politics | September 26, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 448

BULGARIA OFFICIALLY CONFIRMED ACCESS TO AIR SPACE

The Bulgarian Foreign Ministry sent a note to the American Embassy in Bulgaria. The note confirmed that Bulgaria grants access to its air space to the United States and NATO.

Politics | September 26, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 339

BULGARIA PREPARED FOR BIOLOGIC ATTACK

`I will recommend to the Health Ministry to gather the national consultants and the experts. The aim of the meeting will be to review the action plan in case of biologic contamination danger,` Associate Professor Todor Kantardzhiev, consultant on microbio

Politics | September 26, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 322

UDF DEPUTY CHIEF: DIALOGUE FOR THE CORRIDOR NEEDED

Nadezhda Mihailova, Deputy Chairman of the United Democratic Forces and Former Foreign Minister announced her position on the Bulgarian grant of air corridor. Mihailova stressed, being a representative of a party that supports the Euro Atlantic democratic

Politics | September 26, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 294

BULGARIA SUPPORTS US ONLY WITH AIR CORRIDORS

Bulgaria has not committed itself to any other form of aid or support for the United States and NATO apart from providing air corridors. This was pointed out by Defense Minister Nikolay Svinarov for Horizont`s Radio program `Before All`.

Politics | September 26, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 353

CONSULTATIONS ON EU ANNUAL REPORT FINALIZED

The consultations between Bulgarian Chief Negotiator Meglena Kuneva with the EU and representatives of the European Commission finished late on September 25. The focus was on the annual report on Bulgaria`s progress in its preparation for accession to the

Politics | September 26, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 285
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