Politics

VOTES IN TURKEY APPEALED IN THE COURT

The vote in Turkey will be contested in the Constitutional Court, said today member of the Central Electoral Commission Mihail Konstantinov. In his opinion `one of the political forces` will refer the case direct to the supreme magistrates.

Politics | June 24, 2001, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 279

KING`S EXPERT: MRF IS OUR COALITION PARTNER

Turkish minority dominated Movement for rights and freedoms will be our coalition partner, Solomon Passy, foreign policy adviser to King said today in a TV talk show. It is not possible to have Socialists and Union of Democratic Forces together in the gov

Politics | June 24, 2001, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 335

SOCIALISTS LEADER SURVIVED ON PARTY`S TOP

Soclialist Parrty leader Gerogi parvanov suvived today no-confidence vote at a specail party meeting. Socialists party executive body discussed today resignations appeals to the leadership after they lost the general elections last Sunday.

Politics | June 24, 2001, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 345

KING TO NEW MPS: BETTER KEEP SILENT

Better be gods of the silence than slaves of the words, King Simeon II advised today the newly elected members of parliament, who gathered to their first meeting in Sofia. National Movement, which won Sunday`s elections has 120 seats in the future Bulgari

Politics | June 23, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 394

KING`S EXPERT HOPES THE TRANSITION WILL BE EASY

The transition between the old and the new government will be relatively painless and pleasant, head of the Simeon II National Movement`s economic team Nikolai Vassilev said. `With us there will be no politically-motivated dismissals, we have no personal

Politics | June 23, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 302

BLAIR TO THE KING: IT`S A GREAT CHALLANGE

`We much look forward to working with the new government, which you are beginning to put together. We are very conscious of Bulgaria`s importance as a bastion of regional stability and an example of ethnic tolerance,` British PM Tony Blair wrote to Simeon

Politics | June 23, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 344

THE KING & THE PRESIDENT: CORDIAL AND FRIENDLY

King Simeon II met today President Peter Stoyanov on his invitation as a winner of the general elections last Sunday. King, who won with his movement 43 of the votes and has 50% of the seats in the parliament, told journalists he is hopeful after meetin

Politics | June 22, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 421

PASSY: STOP AMBASSADORS` APPOINTMENT

The King`s coalition appeals appointment of Bulgarian Ambassadors, Consuls and Charges d`affairs ad interim abroad to be stopped till the formation of the new government. This was distributed to the media in a fax signed by Solomon Pasi, leader the King`s

Politics | June 22, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 441

PRESIDENT CONVENES NEW PARLIAMENT JULY 5

President Peter Stoyanov will convene the newly elected Parliament on July 5, the President`s Press Secretariat said Thursday, June 21. July 5 is the 18th day within the one-month period following the parliamentary vote, during which the head of state is

Politics | June 21, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 342

STOYANOV HOPES NEW TEAM WILL DIRECT TO NATO TOO

The President voiced hope that the new Bulgarian government will continue at the same pace and with the same ambition along the path towards NATO membership. It was said in a working lunch with the ambassadors of the NATO member states Thursday.

Politics | June 21, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 422

GOVERNMENT RESPONDS: ALL EXPENSES WITHIN LIMITS

All current government expenses are within the limits of the national budget projections was announced today at a regular meeting of the Council of Ministers. Yesterday experts from King`s team appealed to the government to stop all privatization deals an

Politics | June 21, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 464

SOFYANSKI: KOSTOV MUST LEAVE NOW

Mayor of Sofia Srefan Sofiyanski, former interim Prime Minister in 1997, appealed the executive body of Union of Democratic Forces must resign and Prime Minister Ivan Kostov should step back with dignity. `I appeal it not as a mayor, just as a regular par

Politics | June 21, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 392

KING`S EXPERTS TO CLOSE PRIVATIZATION AGENCY

National Movement Simeon II, which won general election last Sunday, will close down the Privatization Agency and will establish a new institution charged with the management of the state-owned assets, an MP from the region of Haskovo informed. The new ag

Politics | June 21, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 392

REUTERS: BULGARIA`S ECONOMIC OUTLOOK SEEN UPBEAT AFTER VOTE

Elisaveta Konstantinova Reuters

Politics | June 20, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 514

AP: ALL THE KING`S MEN

BURT HERMAN Associated Press Writer

Politics | June 20, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 424

STEN ASK: BULGARIA MUST SPEED UP EU NEGOTIATIONS

Bulgaria is lagging behind in the negotiations on the EU accession, said at a press conference Ambassador of Sweden, Sten Ask. He was the first European diplomat to hold a press-conference after the general election.

Politics | June 20, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 491

EURO PARLIAMENT: BULGARIA WILL ENTER EU IN 2007

The European Parliament (EP) considers that 2007, the year Bulgaria has set for joining the European Union, is a realistic one. A text to this effect is included in a draft resolution proposed in Brussels by MEP Jeffrey Van Orden, a rapporteur for Bulgari

Politics | June 20, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 475

KING`S EXPERTS: STOP PRIVATIZATIONS UNTIL WE COME

The economic team of the Simeon II National Movement, which garnered 43 per cent in the June 17 parliamentary elections and 50 per cent of the parliamentary seats, called on the current government to spend wisely the budget money, to stop the privatisatio

Politics | June 20, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 436

THE TIMES: TWO-MINUTE BRIEFING

Deposed Monarchies Are monarchies really returning to Europe? That seems to be what is happening in Bulgaria, and the trend may spread through the Balkans.

Politics | June 20, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 474

THE GUARDIAN: BULGARIA VOTES FOR RETURN OF MONARCH

BULGARIA` S former king, Simeon II, was last night leading his political party to victory in a general election that marked the first time an eastern European country had returned a monarch to power.

Politics | June 20, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 506

AFP: EX-KING EYES COALITION TALKS, BUT UNLIKELY TO BE PM

Bulgaria` s ex-king Simeon II went to ground in his former royal palace Tuesday as he prepared the tough task of forming a stable government following his historic weekend election victory.

Politics | June 20, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 446
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