Politics

US EMBASSY OPENS AGAIN

The US Embassy in Sofia opened after it was temporarily closed for citizens to check its security on August 30. The US Embassy to Bulgaria was temporarily closed in connection with a campaign, launched by the US government for information of American citi

Politics | August 31, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 309

PLOVDIV CUSTOMS DIRECTOR FIRED

Nanyo Genchev, director of the customs office at the Plovdiv duty-free zone was fired. Emil Dimitrov, Head of the Customs Agency ordered a thorough investigation of the Plovdiv regional customs because of criminal procedures of five of its officials.

Politics | August 31, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 412

DEM 50 TO 1 000 FOR ILLEGAL FRENCH VISA REPORTED

500 to 1,000 DEM cost the illegal French visas, issued by the Sofia French Consulate, Ivan Rachev Spokesman of the Special Investigations Service (SIS) said. About 400 illegal visas were issued daily.

Politics | August 31, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 460

BULGARIAN AND ROMANIAN DEFENCE MINISTERS MEET

Romanian Minister Ioan Pascu met his Bulgarian counterpart Minister Nikolai Svinarov in Plovdiv. The two ministers discussed possibilities for increase in the bilateral military cooperation.

Politics | August 31, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 337

US SENATOR ARRIVES IN BULGARIA

Richard Lugar, US senator arrives on September 1 in Bulgaria at the invitation of President Peter Stoyanov. The Bulgarian President and the senator will discuss Bulgaria`s bid for NATO membership, bilateral relations and the international situation.

Politics | August 31, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 398

SUPREME PROSECUTOR RUNS FOR PRESIDENT

Borislav Yotov, prosecutor from the Supreme Cassation Prosecution will run for president at the elections scheduled later this year, he announced. A group of intellectuals nominated him.

Politics | August 31, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 342

PRESIDENT AND INTERIOR MINISTER DISAGREEMENT ON #2

President Stoyanov and Interior Minister Georgi Petkanov exchanged explanation letters on Boyko Borissov`s appointment for Chief Secretary #2 position in the Interior Ministry, Dnevnik Daily wrote. The statement of Petkanov that he received Stoyanov`s wri

Politics | August 30, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 453

PRESIDENT STAYANOV DECORATED FOREIGN COMMANDERS

President Peter Stoyanov presented the Madara Horseman Order, Class Two with swords to leaving Multinational Peace Force Southeastern Europe /MPFSEE/ Commander Brigadier General Hilmi Akin Zorlou. Outgoing MPFSEE Political Military Steering Committee Chai

Politics | August 30, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 335

INNOVATED MILITARY AIRCRAFT RUNAWAY OPENED

Modernized according to NATO standards aircraft runaway with additional facilities was opened at the Graf Ignatievo Air Base in Southern Bulgaria by Defence Minister Nikolay Svinarov. The renovation, including the construction of taxiways, parking areas a

Politics | August 30, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 296

US EMBASSY IN SOFIA TEMPORARILY CLOSED

The American Embassy to Bulgaria will be temporarily closed in connection with a campaign, launched by the US government for information of American citizens what security measures to take when they are abroad. The Government campaign is taking place from

Politics | August 30, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 383

GOVERNMENT DECIDED ON PM`S FORMER GUARD

The government unanimously decided to propose to President Petar Stoyanov to decree the appointment of Boyko Borissov for Chief secretary of the Interior Ministry. During the debate that preceded the vote, the Agriculture Minister Mehmed Dikme raised the

Politics | August 30, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 471

BULGARIA APPOINTS NEW AMBASSADOR TO EU

Bulgaria`s new representative to the EU in Brussels is Stanislav Daskalov, President Peter Stoyanov decreed. Daskalov is a former minister of foreign affairs from the government of professor Berov and deputy minister of trade from in the governments of Di

Politics | August 30, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 361

TRAFFIC CONTROL TIGHTENS

The traffic control will be tightened, higher fines for violations will be introduced and road accident regulations will be amended Vassil Vassilev, Director of the National Police Service Directorate (NPSD) said after a meeting at the Ministry of Interio

Politics | August 30, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 378

NEW LAWS LAUNCHED BY JUSTICE MINISTRY

A team of experts from the Justice Ministry will prepare and propose new laws, concerning the activities of lawyers and notaries. A new Penal Code, a new Code of Criminal Procedure and an Execution of Punishments Bill are expected to be prepared as a harm

Politics | August 30, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 315

BUSINESS ETHICS: TOP ISSUE FOR THE GOVERNMENT NOW

Local and international business will meet next Monday Bulgarian government and officials from the presidency and the parliament to demand more transparency, ethics and clear rules, Maxim Behar, Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum chairman said. It will be t

Politics | August 30, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 352

NCRT MEMBER LEAVES TO FACILITATE NEW BODY CHOICE

Alexander Tomov, former acting chairman of the National Council on Radio and Television (NCRT) resigned from the organization with `deep conviction that the other members of the Council should do the same so as to facilitate the choice of a new regulatory

Politics | August 29, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 362

BULGARIA LOBBIES FOR UN AT A WORLD CONFERENCE

Bulgaria will lobby its bid for non-permanent membership in the UN Security Council at a World Conference in Durban, South Africa from August 31 to September 7. High level delegations will express their positions on the topic of the conference `Against Ra

Politics | August 29, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 332

20% MORE REFUGEES TO BULGARIA TILL JULY

The United Nations registered 20% more refugees to Bulgaria for the first six months of 2001, Louise Druke, coordinator of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees/UNHCR/ said at a meeting in Varna. UN statistics data shows that refugees with a p

Politics | August 29, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 370

MORE THAN 600 APPLY FOR TRADE ATTACHES

More than 600 people applied for trade attaches abroad and in the country, Deputy Ministry of Economics Lubka Kachakova announced for Dnevnik Daily. The Ministry opened a competition for trade attach?s in 57 countries two weeks ago.

Politics | August 29, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 402

PM`S FORMER GUARD TO BE # 2 IN INTERIOR MINISTRY

Boyko Borissov, former guard of the current Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg for the past couple of years, was nominated for Chief Secretary of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. President Stoyanov approved his candidature and the government will discuss

Politics | August 28, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 392

CHASSARD TO BE QUESTIONED FOR VISA AFFAIRE

Former French ambassador to Sofia Dominique Chassard will be questioned in Strasbourg, France as a witness on the case of illegal visa issuing in the consulate two years ago, private bTV announced, quoting UK daily Guardian. According to reports Bulgarian

Politics | August 28, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 314
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