Politics

MRF: `BG ETHNIC MODEL IS A POLITICAL ACHIEVEMENT`

The Bulgarian ethnic model is most of all a political product and not only a result of the historical co-existence of the ethnic groups. That was what Lyutfi Mestan said yesterday after the end of the two-day round table `The Bulgarian Ethnic Model` in So

Politics | July 1, 2001, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 392

PRAMATARSKI REMAINS LEADER OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY

The Supreme Party Council of the Democratic Party passed a vote of confidence for Alexander Pramatarski. He will keep the post of DP leader after 45 out of a total of 47 people participating in the sitting supported him.

Politics | July 1, 2001, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 442

SIMEON II: ` I HAVE ONLY ONE OPTION: TO BECOME PM`

`I have only one option: to become Prime Minister`, Simeon II told the Spanish newspaper `El Mundo` in an interview. He says further that he would not run for the presidency because Bulgaria has a president who people value and who will win a second term.

Politics | July 1, 2001, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 431

PUTIN LOOKS FORWARD TO PROMOTE BG/RUSSIA RELATIONS

This is what the letter from Russia`s president Vladimir Putin to Simeon II says: `Dear Mr Saxe-Coburg,

Politics | June 30, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 323

CHECKUPS ON 3 MORE MINISTERS

Checkups after publications against Agriculture Minister Ventsislav Varbanov, former Transport Minister Vilhelm Kraus and husband of Foreign Minister Nadejda Mihailova-Kamen, were prepared by the team of Nikola Filchev. Varbanov will be checked on the sal

Politics | June 30, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 317

KING`S MOVEMENT: MORE NEGOTIATIONS NEXT WEEK

The possibility for a coalition agreement was discussed Friday at a meeting between the leaders of the Simeon II National Movement and the ethnic Turks` dominated Movement for Rights and Freedoms. `Both sides agreed to first consider the principal aspects

Politics | June 30, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 350

PRESIDENT STOYANOV SEES HANDOVER OF YUGOSLAVIA`S EX-PRESDENT MILOSEVIC TO HAGUE TRIBUNAL AS `IMPORTANT AND VERY BOLD STEP`.

President Peter Stoyanov assessed the handover of Yugoslavia`s ex-president Slobodan Milosevic to the International Tribunal in the Hague as an `important and very bold step,` the presidential Press Secretariat said. Earlier on Friday, the Bulgarian Forei

Politics | June 30, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 381

RUSSIAN PRESIDENT SENDS A LETTER TO THE KING

Letter from Russia`s president Vladimir Putin to Simeon II was brought by Chief Prosecutor Nikola Filchev. Yesterday, at 10.

Politics | June 29, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 330

PROSECUTOR MAY INVESTIGATE PM KOSTOV

Yesterday magistrates from Nikola Filchev`s team have left on his bureau materials for prosecution checkup against PM Kostov, sources from the Law Courts revealed yesterday for Standart Daily. The cause is the statements of Vladimir Grashnov before `Stand

Politics | June 29, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 330

US AMBASSADOR VISITS THE KING

The American ambassador Richard Miles was a guest of Simeon II in `Vrana`. The diplomat arrived at 11 a.

Politics | June 29, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 389

DEFENSE MINISTER: MACEDONIA THREATENS ALL REGION

The hypothesis about disintegration in Macedonia is not to be ruled out, Defence Minister Boyko Noev said yesterday before the governmental sitting. According to him, if the international community allows this, there would be serious threats for the whole

Politics | June 29, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 454

KING`S EXPERTS START COALITION NEGOTIATIONS

Tomorrow the King`s movement will start the official negotiations on the joint ruling. The first meeting will be with representatives of the UDF.

Politics | June 28, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 424

THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF THE EUROLEFT RESIGNED

21 of 18 people from the executive council of the Euroleft party resigned during the session of the National party council. The leader Alexander Tomov reconfirmed his retirement from the elections` night.

Politics | June 28, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 293

TALKS ON JUSTICE/HOME AFFAIRS WITH EU BEGAN

Bulgaria started talks on the Justice/Home Affairs chapter during the extraordinary round of negotiations at the level of chief negotiators. In reality, the talks on this chapter should have started at the beginning of June but the presidency could not pr

Politics | June 28, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 439

KOSTOV: KING BLOCKS THE EXECUTIVE POWER

We don`t witness any correctness to the executive power on the part of the new rule, declared premier Ivan Kostov after the meeting with President Stoyanov yesterday. The conversation, held on the request of Kostov, touched upon the crisis in Macedonia.

Politics | June 28, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 483

SOFIANSKI TURNS DOWN KING`S PROPOSAL TO BECOME PM

On Tuesday evening Sofia mayor Stephan Sofianski reportedly refused the proposal of the King to head the NMS II government, Standart daily says. The mayor, his wife Alice, Simeon II and Queen Margarita had a family dinner at the Vrana residence.

Politics | June 28, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 467

BULGARIA OPENS JUSTICE AND INTERIOR CHAPTER

BULGARIA opened the justice and interior chapter at yesterday`s extraordinary round of the negotiations on EU accession at the level of chief negotiators. I am happy that this chapter was opened during Sweden`s presidency, Bulgarian chief negotiator Vladi

Politics | June 28, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 488

NOEV CALLS FOR CONSENSUS IN DEFENCE DECISIONS

DEFENCE matters must be discussed in calm and professional atmosphere, said defence minister Boyko Noev, referring to the statement made yesterday by Solomon Passy, the head of the foreign affairs team of the national Movement for Simeon II regarding the

Politics | June 28, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 578

SNM URGES ON A COMMON POSITION ON MACEDONIA

King`s coalition repeated its proposal to all political forces represented in the new parliament to `formulate a common, nationally responsible political position on the crisis in Macedonia`. It came up with a declaration on the situation in Macedonia sho

Politics | June 27, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 487

BULGARIA RANKS 47TH IN TERMS OF CORRUPTION

In terms of corruption Bulgaria ranks 47th in the world, the `Transparency International` organization announced. Its document is based on assessments of corruption made by businessmen, scientists and analysts and on the surveys of seven independent insti

Politics | June 27, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 402

DAILY TELEGRAPH: BELGIUM EMBASSY IN BG SOLD VISAS

Belgium`s incoming presidency of the EU is being overshadowed by systematic sale of EU entry visas to criminal gangs, says the e-edition of Daily Telegraph. The worst case stems from the testimony of a senior Belgian diplomat, Myrianne Coen, who has filed

Politics | June 27, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 835
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