Politics

INTERNATIONAL OBSERVERS AT THE LIBYA TRIAL

Diplomats from Canada and the European Embassies in Tripoli will attend the September 22 hearing of the case of the Bulgarian medics, charged in intentionally infecting Libyan children with HIV, Info Radio reported. The verdict is expected to be announced

Politics | September 21, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 322

TWO MILLION BRIBE ASKED FROM MINISTRY OFFICIAL

`A potential foreign investor told me on the telephone that the bribe from the Economy Ministry representative amounted to BGN 2 M instead the BGN 200,000 sum that I announced,` Economy Minister Vassilev said at a press conference, commenting on the deal

Politics | September 21, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 393

EDUCATION MINISTER TO ATTEND A SYDNEY CONFERENCE

The Bulgarian Education Minister Vladimir Atanassov will participate in an International Educational Conference in Sydney, the press center of the Ministry announced, quoted by Info Radio. The conference will take place from September 26 to September 28.

Politics | September 21, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 351

BULGARIANS MAY BE INJURED IN TOULOUSE EXPLOSION

A petrochemical plant exploded in Toulouse. Many Bulgarians work in the plant according to Info Radio.

Politics | September 21, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 400

NEW ANTI TERRORISM DECLARATION ADOPTED

The Bulgarian National Assembly adopted with 158 votes in favor and 1 abstained a new declaration against terrorism, Info radio reported. The declaration was necessitated because of the new developments in the international situation.

Politics | September 21, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 359

PM: NO PROOFS FOR CABINET MEMBER WITH A DOSSIER

The Commission that checks the involvement with the former State Security does not have unarguable proofs that a member of the government has a dossier as a `collaborator,` Prime Minister Saxe-Coburg said in the Parliament. The statement was in response t

Politics | September 21, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 325

HUNGARY SUPPORTS BULGARIA`S NATO BID

During a meeting with Bulgarian Foreign Minister Solomon Passy Hungary`s Defense Minister Janos Szabo and Foreign Minister Janos Martonyi supported the decisions of the Bulgarian government and the declaration of the Bulgarian Parliament in connection wit

Politics | September 21, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 338

EX MINISTER: MAFIA IN THE PARLIAMENT AND CABINET

The former Finance Minister Muravey Radev accused the current government in connections with the mafia in an interview for Info Radio. According to him insurance groups like SIC, VIS and the Varna TIM, have financed the recent election mafia campaign.

Politics | September 21, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 357

NO ADDITIONAL SECURITY IN THE ARAB EMBASSIES

The Embassies of the Arab countries in Sofia did not take additional security measures after the terrorist attacks in the US. `I am not aware of any emergency security measures at the embassy.

Politics | September 21, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 385

BGN 36M SOCIAL AID SHORTAGE

`The Ministry of Labor and Social Policy negotiates with the ministry of finance to cover the shortage of resources for social aids,` Deputy Labour Minister Valeri Apostolov announced, quoted by Pari Daily. According to Apostolov, the new government is no

Politics | September 21, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 353

POLITICS IN BRIEF

The government approved two chapters of the accession negotiations with the EU on Energy Production, Regional Policy and Structural Instruments and Finance & Budget.

Politics | September 21, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 366

100 BULGARIANS WRITE LETTERS TO THE US

Over 100 messages commenting the US attack were written by people traveling in the Sofia underground. The letters were provoked by five displays of Metromedia, a company that advertises in the Sofia underground, the PR agency Lestra announced.

Politics | September 21, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 388

FORMER PA CHIEF ZHELYAZKOV OFFICIALLY ACCUSED

As of last Wednesday former Privatization Agency chief Zahary Zhelyazkov has been accused of misprision, Petyo Petkov, a prosecutor at the Supreme Court of Appeal said. The ex-chief of the Privatization Agency is being investigated in line with the `Incom

Politics | September 21, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 354

OFFICIAL REPORTED $ 200 000 DEMANDING BRIBE

During the rule of Peter Zhotev an employee from the Ministry of Economics demanded a bribe of $200,000 in order to let a privatization deal to be sealed, said Vice-PM Nikolay Vassilev for Standart. As the sum was not offered, the firm had been winding up

Politics | September 20, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 257

BULGARIA TO ALLOW AIRSPACE USAGE TO THE US

Bulgaria is ready to help the USA in rescue and peacekeeping operations. The concrete parameters will be written down in a new declaration, which will probably be voted today.

Politics | September 20, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 294

HIGH LEVELED DECISION MAKERS INVESTIGATED

360 persons who have made money illicitly are being investigated by the Chief Prosecutor`s Office, accuser Number One Nikola Filchev said yesterday. Among them are as well senior state officials from the `Kostov` cabinet.

Politics | September 20, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 298

NATIONAL TELEVISION JOURNALISTS DEMAND MEDIA CHECK

12 journalists from the Bulgarian National Television demanded from the Chief Prosecutor Nikola Filchev to order a check of the media. There are conflicts of interests, corruption and financial abuse in the television according to them.

Politics | September 20, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 485

THE CABINET INCREASED THE MINIMUM SALARY

The Cabinet voted the increase of the minimum salary from BGN 85 to BGN 100. The minimum hourly wage per working day for a five day working week will be 59 stotinki from now on.

Politics | September 20, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 288

HEAVY VERDICTS AGAINST THE MEDICS WILL BE APPEALED

In case that the verdicts of the Bulgarian medics, charged in intentionally infecting Libyan children, are heavy, they will be appealed, according to Bulgarian Justice Minister Anton Stankov. The verdict will most probably be announced on the September 22

Politics | September 20, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 324

PRESIDENT AND PARLIAMENT SPEAKER AT NATO EXERCISE

President Peter Stoyanov and National Assembly Speaker Ognyan Gerdzhikov arrived at Graf Ignatievo air base for the final stage of NATO`s air force exercise Cooperative Key 2001. Defense Minister Nikolay Svinarov and General Miho Mihov, Chief of the Gener

Politics | September 20, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 274

ELECTORAL COMMISSION VOTED FOR NOV 11 ELECTIONS

The Bulgarian Parliament elected a Central Electoral Commission. Maria Pavlova, professor at the Sofia `St Kliment Ohridski` University, will be the commission`s chairman.

Politics | September 20, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 530
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