Politics

FRANCE FULLY SUPPORTS BG ACCESSION TO EU AND NATO

The Bulgarian Foreign Minister Solomon Passy received a letter from the French Foreign Minister Hubert Vedrine. In the letter, the French official confirms his country`s full support for Bulgaria`s future membership of NATO and the European Union.

Politics | October 18, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 311

BULGARIA PLANS TO OFFER MINORITY STAKES IN 15 BIG AND ATTRACTIVE STATE...

Bulgaria plans to offer minority stakes in 15 big and attractive state-owned companies n the Bulgarian Stock Exchnage, Nikolay Vassilev, Deputy Prime Minister and Economy Minister announced. The final list of the companies will be known after approval by

Politics | October 18, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 552

PRIME MINISTER TO VISIT BRUSSELS BY OCTOBER`S END

The Bulgarian Prime Minister Saxe-Coburg will pay an official visit to Belgium on October 22 and 23. The Bulgarian Prime Minister is scheduled to meet President of the European Commission Romano Prodi, NATO Secretary General Lord George Robertson, and Bel

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PRIME MINISTER TO VISIT GERMANY DECEMBER 13

`The Bulgarian Prime Minister Saxe-Coburg will pay a visit to Berlin on December 13,` Gernot Erler, Deputy Chairperson of the Social Democratic faction in the Bundestag and Speaker of the German-Bulgarian forum. The Bulgarian Embassy in Berlin confirmed t

Politics | October 18, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 367

NEGOTIATIONS WITH IMF MAY RESUME OCTOBER 23

The International Monetary Fund mission to Bulgaria, headed by Jerald Schiff is expected to arrive on October 23 in Sofia. The IMF representatives and the Bulgarian Government will negotiate and agree on the parameters of 2002 Bulgarian budget.

Politics | October 18, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 421

THE BULGARIAN PRIVATIZATION AGENCY WILL OPEN A TENDER FOR CONSULTANTS ...

The Bulgarian Privatization Agency will open a tender for consultants on the privatization of the Navigation Maritime Bulgare and the Bulgarian River Shipping. The two companies are in process of privatization since the end of 2000.

Politics | October 18, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 554

BUSINESSMEN AND EX MINISTER INTERROGATED

Plamen Hrankov, owner of the Hrankov hotel was arrested for possible money laundering, 24 Hours daily announced. The businessman is arrested in connection with the drawing of huge dollar sums from Bulbank.

Politics | October 17, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 585

THE TRANSPORT MINISTRY OPENED A PHONE LINE FOR SIGNALS AGAINST MINISTR...

The Transport Ministry opened a phone line for signals against ministry officials, illegal carriers and false taxis. The phone is: 02/9308810.

Politics | October 17, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 494

SYNDICATE THREATENS WITH NATION WIDE STRIKE

`The Confederation of the National Syndicates in Bulgaria prepares national strike, `Zhelyazko Hristov from the syndicate announced. Miners, power engineers and teachers were ready to go on strike next week, according to him.

Politics | October 17, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 594

AN EARTHQUAKE WITH EPICENTRE 450 KM NORTH EAST FROM SOFIA WAS REGISTER...

An earthquake with epicentre 450 km North East from Sofia was registered at 16.02 pm by the Seismology Center of the Bulgarian Academy of Science.

Politics | October 17, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 498

REFERRING TO A PUBLICATION IN THE SOFIA ECHO WEEKLY, SWEDISH AMBASSADO...

Referring to a publication in the Sofia Echo Weekly, Swedish Ambassador to Bulgaria Sten Ask denied again in an open letter the allegations of the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter for visa issuance violations.

Politics | October 17, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 414

`SO FAR, THERE HAVE NOT BEEN ANY DEMANDS FOR PASSAGE OF MILITARY AIRCR...

`So far, there have not been any demands for passage of military aircraft through Bulgaria,` Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman announced.

Politics | October 17, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 500

TEN TONS OF DRUGS GO THROUGH BULGARIA ANNUALLY

1025 kg of drugs are caught so far from the beginning of the year at the Bulgarian southern border Kapitan Andreevo. According to a report of the American Agency for Drugs Fight only 10% of the drugs that are being transferred are caught.

Politics | October 17, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 427

SOFIA CONDEMNS ISRAELI MINISTER ASSASSINATION

`The Bulgarian Foreign Ministry views the assassination of Israeli Minister of Tourism Rehavam Zeevi as an attempt to sabotage the chances for stability in the Middle East,` Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Elena Poptodorova said. Poptodorova extended Bulgari

Politics | October 17, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 522

FIVE MEMBER JOURNALISTIC CREW FROM THE NEWS DEPARTMENT OF AMERICAN TEL...

Five member journalistic crew from the news department of American television NBC will fly with the Bulgarian national carrier Balkan. The journalists will cover the military actions in Afghanistan.

Politics | October 17, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 367

POST OFFICERS HANDED OVER TO THE NATIONAL SECURITY SERVICE IN SOFIA A ...

Post officers handed over to the National Security Service in Sofia a small parcel containing white powder. The wrapping of the parcel was ripped open and white powder was spilling out.

Politics | October 17, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 417

STOYANOV INSISTS NUMBER OF VOTERS TO BE ANNOUNCED

A considerable number of the supporters of Simeon II National Movement will vote for Petur Stoyanov according to Vesselin Bliznakov, a National Movement deputy floor leader and member of Petur Stoyanov’s pre-election staff. Petur Stoyanov who is tun for s

Politics | October 17, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 566

NO ANTHRAX BACTERIA WERE FOUND IN THE SUSPICIOUS PACKAGES, FOUND NEAR ...

No anthrax bacteria were found in the suspicious packages, found near the Sofia Hilton hotel.

Politics | October 17, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 299

`INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS WILL NOT OBSERVE THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS THA...

`International experts will not observe the presidential elections that will take place on November 11, `the Foreign Ministry Speaker Elena Poptodorova announced. The experts from the World Bank and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

Politics | October 17, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 421

`THE CONTRACT WITH DEUTSCHE BANK, THE CONSULTANT ON THE PRIVATIZATION ...

`The contract with Deutsche Bank, the consultant on the privatization of the Bulgarian Telecommunications Company may be signed on October 18 in case that an agreement on all clauses is reached,` Transport Minister Petrov said.The monthly fee of the inter

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PRESIDENT STOYANOV AWARDED WITH THE HONORARY MEDAL `STARA PLANINA` THE...

President Stoyanov awarded with the honorary medal `Stara Planina` the Japanese Ambassador to Bulgaria for his work in Bulgaria. The ambassador`s term ended and he leaves Bulgaria.

Politics | October 17, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 305
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