Politics

FRANCE GREETS BULGARIA ON UN COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP

The French President Jacques Chirac sent a letter to the Bulgarian President Stoyanov. In it, Chirac congratulates Bulgaria for being recently chosen for non-permanent member in the United Nations Security Council.

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UNEMPLOYMENT RATE AT 16.4% IN SEPTEMBER

Unemployment rate in Bulgaria in September stood at 16, 4%, that is 0, 20% down on the August figures, the press center of the National Employment Office (NEO) announced. Sofia enjoys the lowest unemployment rate, 4, 45%.

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SUSPICIOUS PACKAGES FOUND IN SOFIA

Two packages with suspicious content were found in front of the Sofia Hilton hotel. An unidentified female called the Police for the packages at around 12.

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THE ARAB COMMUNITY CONDEMNED TERRORISM

The Arab community in Bulgaria condemned the terrorist acts in the USA with a declaration, released on October 15 by the association of Syrian, Iraqi, Lebanese, Palestinian and Yemeni citizens, based in Bulgaria. Hitting separate terrorist organizations i

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PRESIDENT: NOTHING CAN DERAIL BG FROM ITS NATO WAY

`No event in Bulgaria’s political life can derail the country from its way to NATO membership or hamper the Bulgarian Army reform, Bulgarian President and Supreme Commander-in-Chief Petur Stoyanov said on October 15. He participated in the celebration tha

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FORUM ON REGIONAL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT OPENED

The 3rd Southeast Europe Economic Forum opened officially on October 16 in the Sofia National Palace of Culture. The 4th Fourth Euro-Atlantic Conference on Potential for Public-Private Cooperation in Central and Eastern European Countries is being held to

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CRIMINAL GANG EXTORTS SOFIA BUSINESSMEN

The Bulgarian National Service for Fight against Organized crime (SFOC) arrested a group of racketeers in Sofia on October 12. The gangs have been blackmailing Sofia businessmen.

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MUNICIPALITY HEAD: SOFIA MANAGEMENT RIDICULED

Antoan Nikolov, Chairman of the Sofia Municipal Council, criticized the poor organization and condition of the streets in Sofia. `It was only the other day that we reopened the newly repaired Vitosha Boulevard, and here we are, starting again to repair it

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DAILY ILLEGAL IMPORTS TO BULGARIA REACH USD 2.5 M

`Bulgaria’s gray economy is centered in marketplaces and customs offices,` Evgeny Daynov from the Center for Social Practices said in Varna. `Goods worth USD 2.

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BULGARIAN AND CHINESE MAGISTRATES SHARE EXPERIENCE

`Cooperation in justice and the fight against organized crime between the prosecuting magistracies of Bulgaria and China are being discussed during the official visit of representatives of China`s prosecutor general`s office,` Rosen Dimov, Appellate Prose

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DEPUTY MINISTERS DID NOT DECLARE INCOME

Krassimir Katev, Deputy Finance Minister and Kaloyan Ninov, Deputy Economy Minister have not submitted their property and income statements to the Bulgarian Accounting Chamber. The Accounting Chamber issued a bulletin, showing that 738 senior officials ha

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MOST BULGARIANS WISH TO IMMIGRATE TO GERMANY

`Germany is the country where most Bulgarians want to immigrate. The United States follows Germany, data of the National Statistical Institute shows.

Politics | October 15, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 555

BUSH THANKED BULGARIA FOR THE OFFERED HELP

The Prime Minister Saxe-Coburg received a telegram from the American President George Bush in connection with the reaction of the Bulgarian Government on the occasion of the September 11 tragic events in the United States. The telegram was sent to the Pri

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MILITARY AIRPORT READY TO ALLOW NATO AIRCRAFT

`Bulgaria is willing to allow NATO to use its Graf Ignatiev military airport as a base to launch air strikes on Afghanistan,` General Stefan Popov, commander of the Air Forces said. `No demands have been made from NATO, so far,` the senior official said,

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OBSERVERS OF THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS CHOSEN

`The Civic Initiative for Free and Democratic Elections and the Bulgarian Association for Honest Elections and Civic Rights will observe the coming presidential elections, `Tsveta Markova, spokeswoman of the Central Electoral Commission said. The commissi

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RULING PARTY PARTNER MAY SUPPORT EX PM CANDIDATURE

`There is a possibility that the Movement for Rights and Freedoms supports the candidature of Reneta Indzhova for President, Lyutfi Mestan from the movement said, quoted by Info Radio. Indzhova had a meeting with representatives of the Movement for Rights

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IN BRIEF

* The Central Electoral Commission will announce whether there are State Security collaborators among the six candidate presidential couples by the end of the week, representatives of the commission announced. * The Southeastern Economic Forum starts on

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SIX INJURED AT A CAR RACE IN SOFIA

Three people from the audience of the Pista Sofia car race were taken to the Pirogov Emergency Hospital for treatment and another three received first aid after two of the racing cars crashed into the audience. Most of the pilots agree that the organizati

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POLLING AGENCIES PREDICT VOTERS` TURNOUT DECLINE

The forecasts of several polling agencies for the upcoming presidential elections showed that there is decline in the voters` turnout compared to the previous general elections. `However unexciting the presidential race and predictable the results may see

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ASSOCIATION OF RECRUITING COMPANIES SET UP

Ten thousand Bulgarians have legal jobs in other countries, according to statistics provided by Bulgaria licensed recruiting companies. Kiryak Tsonev made these figures public at a news conference.

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CIVIC N PLANT COMMITTEE CALLS FOR PUBLIC SUPPORT

The Kozluduy Nuclear Plant civic committee visited the N-plant for a working meeting that took place there on October 13. Outstanding Bulgarian scholars and intellectuals, including history professors Georgi Bakalov, Georgi Markov, Stefan Vodenicharov, he

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