Politics

INTERIOR MINISTER SEEKS HELP ON ILLEGAL MIGRATION

Interior Minister Georgi Petkanov met with senior officials of Bulgarian media interested in the question of extradited would-be migrants to Norway and Belgium. Petkanov said he is very concerned with the danger of a possible damage to Bulgaria`s image be

Politics | August 7, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 463

DASKALOV TO BE NEW BULGARIA`S AMBASSADOR TO EU

Former foreign minister Stanislav Daskalov will be Bulgaria`s new ambassador to the EU, sources from the Simeon II National movement said. He will replace Antoaneta Primatarova, who resigned after UDF lost the elections.

Politics | August 7, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 376

DEPUTY MINISTERS TO BE APPOINTED BY FRIDAY

Deputy ministers of all ministries will be appointed by the end of the week, the National Radio announced quoting the press center of the Social Ministry. On Tuesday the parliamentary group of the King`s movement will agree the future appointments of depu

Politics | August 7, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 310

ITALIAN BANKING GROUP INTERESTED IN BULGARIA

`A leading Italian banking group is interested in buying Bulgarian insurance companies`, Italian Deputy Industry Minister Giuseppe Galatti told Bulgarian Deputy PM and Economy Minister Nikolai Vassilev at a meeting. The Italian business circles have great

Politics | August 7, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 380

STOYANOV STARTED ELECTION CAMPAIGN FROM BURGAS

President Stoyanov started his election campaign in `de facto` this weekend in the Black sea cost city of Burgas after a group of his supporters officially raised his candidacy for the forthcoming elections. The president visited a naval military base and

Politics | August 6, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 356

RULING ECONOMIST IN POSSIBLE PRIVATIZATION DISPUTE

The election of Privatization agency supervisory board last week might cause a dispute between so called young and old economists in Simeon II National movement, the party that won 120 seats of altogether 240 in Bulgarian parliament mid-June, Dnevnik dail

Politics | August 6, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 486

FIRST FROZEN EMBRYO BABY BORN IN SOFIA

The first Bulgarian baby from frozen embryo was born Friday late afternoon, private bTV reported. The newborn girl weighs 2.

Politics | August 5, 2001, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 351

BULGARIA TO BE THE FIRST EU BLACK SEA BORDER

Bulgaria negotiates the renovation of the marine and before the end of September at the latest a ship will be bought from the federal border guards of Germany. That was what President Stoyanov said yesterday in Atiya.

Politics | August 5, 2001, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 331

BULGARIA AND ROMANIA ENVIRONMENTAL FRIENDLY

New Environment Minister Dolores Arsenova told journalists Thursday she will meet with Romanian counterpart Aurel Ilie as soon as possible to discuss measures to prevent crossborder pollution of Bulgarian Danubian towns Rousse and Silistra from Romanian

Politics | August 4, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 430

MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT WITH MEDIA TRAINING

Opportunities to train MPs on how to conduct themselves in Parliament and to the media topped the agenda of a meeting on Thursday between National Assembly Chairman Ognyan Gerdzhikov and ambassadors and representatives of the UNDP and USAID. The project

Politics | August 4, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 460

INTERNATIONAL TRAIN IN FIRE NEAR PLOVDIV

An international train travelling from Turkey for Germany caught fire near Plovdiv in Southern Bulgaria, Dobrina Toncheva, Spokesperson of the National Fire Brigade said. No passenger was reported injured.

Politics | August 4, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 338

SABENA EMERGENCY LANDING IN SOFIA

A `Sabena` Belgium airline company plane, had an emergency landing Friday morning in Sofia airport because of a sick child, airport`s director Filio Filiovski announced. The Information & Coordination Center has received a message from the air traffic man

Politics | August 4, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 369

MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT GO ON VACATION

Members of Parliament voted the composition of the parliamentary delegations to international parliamentary institutions and left on a vacation. The next sitting of the Parliament will be on September 5, 2001.

Politics | August 4, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 366

BULGARIAN LEADERS DISCUSS MACEDONIA

The situation in the region, and more specifically in Macedonia, was the topic of a meeting between President Peter Stoyanov, Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg, Minister of Defence Nokolai Svinarov, Foreign Minister Solomon Passy, and the Minister of Inte

Politics | August 4, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 376

FRANCE TO HOLD MILITARY EXERCISES IN BULGARIA

The government approved Thursday a draft agreement with France, whereby French military will come for exercises in Bulgaria. The exercises will be held on the Novo Selo shooting range between October 5 and November 8, 2001.

Politics | August 4, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 358

ANOTHER EU NEGOTIATIONS` CHAPTER TO BE OPENED

Minister of Agriculture Mehmed Dikme and Ambassador Jacques Wunenburger, Head of the Euro Commission Delegation, discussed on Thursday Bulgaria`s readiness to start negotiations with the EU on the Agriculture chapter. Wunenburger said that implementation

Politics | August 3, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 377

DRAFT CHANGES IN THE PRESIDENT ELECTION LAW

An integral bulletin would be brought in for the October polls, supposes a draft project for changes in the president election law, put forward in the parliament from the Simeon II National Movement. All candidate-president couples would be entered in it

Politics | August 3, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 472

PRIVATIZATION AGENCY SUPERVISORY BOARD CLEAR

The Privatization Agency supervisory board will include three representatives of the Simeon II National Movement, two of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms and one of Coalition for Bulgaria and the United Democratic Forces. The nominees will be voted by

Politics | August 3, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 365

23 REGIONAL GOVERNORS DISMISSED

The government dismissed on Thursday 23 of the 28 governors of districts in Bulgaria and appointed their replacements. `All these positions have a political mandate`, Minister of State Administration Dimitar Kalchev explained.

Politics | August 2, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 404

UDF REAFFIRMS SUPPORT FOR PRESIDENT`S REELECTION

The Union of Democratic Forces has reaffirmed its support for the re-election of President Peter Stoyanov, who will be standing as an independent candidate in elections this autumn. After meeting Stoyanov on Thursday UDF leader Ekaterina Mihailova said th

Politics | August 2, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 446

GEORGE BUSH PRAISED KOSTOV AND HIS GOVERNMENT

`I hope that you and the UDF as being an opposition will play a constructive role to help your successors in continuing your policy`, George Bush says in a letter to Ivan Kostov. The US President congratulated the former Prime Minister and the Union of De

Politics | August 2, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 375
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