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BULGARIAN PRESIDENT ATTENDS FORUM IN GENEVE

Bulgarian President Petur Stoyanov left on October 10, on a 24-hour working visit to Geneve. He attends there a meeting of the Policy Advisory Commission (PAC) of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO.

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JAPAN DONATES FUNDS TO SOFIA PHILHARMONIC

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Solomon Passy and the Japanese Ambassador in Sofia Akira Matsui exchanged notes for 50 M yen donation from the Japanese Government to the Sofia Philharmonic. The donation will be spent on purchase of musical instruments and soun

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BULGARIA IN BRIEF

Nikolay Vassilev, Economy Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, proposed three alternatives to the zero profit tax on re-investment for investment stimulation at a meeting with the economic parliamentary commission. He also said that the tax changes package

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BUSINESSMEN SUPPORT STOYANOV FOR 2D MANDATE

Petur Stoyanov and Nelly Kutskova met with Bulgarian business people at a fund-raising dinner on October 9. Stoyanov and Kutskova are independent candidates for President and Vice President.

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US BUSINESSMEN CONCERNED WITH THE BUSINESS CLIMATE

The US Ambassador to Bulgaria, Richard Miles, expressed the concerns of US businessmen on the privatization process in Bulgaria. He did that at a meeting with the Bulgarian Chief Prosecutor Nikola Filchev.

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HOSPITALS` ABILITY TO REACT IN CRISIS CHECKED

A National Operative Health Commission for Reaction in Crisis Situations was established in the Health Ministry. Experts from the Health Ministry, the Defense Ministry, the Military Academy and Civic Defense participate in the commission.

Politics | October 9, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 390

NO INFO FOR BULGARIAN CITIZENS IN AFGHANISTAN

`There are no extraordinary demands towards Bulgaria in connection with the US military operations in Afghanistan, `the spokeswoman of the Foreign Ministry confirmed at a press briefing. `Bulgaria is ready to respond to any demands in support of the fight

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FOREIGN MINISTER TO ATTEND EU FORUM ON TERRORISM

The Bulgarian Minister Solomon Passy will participate in a European conference on terrorism issues on October 20 in Brussels. Officials from the EU countries will participate in the forum.

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FOREIGN MINISTER IS CONSTANTLY IN TOUCH WITH NATO

The Consultative Council on National Security, summoned by the Bulgarian President Stoyanov, ended without official statements for the first time during the presidentila mandate of Stoyanov, Info Radio reported. The Council discussed the international sit

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EX MINISTER:UN MEMBERSHIP INCREASED BG PRESTIGE

The decision to choose Bulgaria as non-permanent member to the UN Security Council is a proof that the country is a respected partner of the international community, according to the United Democratic Forces /UDF/ floor leader Nadezhda Mihailova. She used

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BULGARIAN HARVARD ALUMNI CLUB INAUGURATED

The Bulgarian Harvard Alumni Club was inaugurated on October 8 at a special ceremony in the Swedish Embassy. The brother of Finance Minister Milen Velchev, George Velchev, was elected President of the Club.

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BULGARIAN MISSION IN ISLAMABAD MAY BE EVACUATED

`The Bulgarian Foreign Ministry considers the possible evacuation of the Bulgarian mission from Islamabad, the capital of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, `Foreign Minister Solomon Passy, quoted by Info Radio. The security measures in the mission are tighten

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BULGARIA INCREASED THE SECURITY OF BRITISH EMBASSY

`Security of the embassy of Britain in the center of Sofia has been tightened,` the National Gendarmerie Service announced. `We have not received any requests from other states for additional security or security measures in connection with the aerial str

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EX FOREIGN MINISTER:THE BATTLE IS IN OUR SOCIETIES

`The main task of the Cabinet and of all Bulgarian institutions now is to explain to the people what is happening in Afghanistan and why the democratic world had to retaliate for the terrorist attacks,` foreign Nadezhda Mihailiva said in a statement to BT

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PARLIAMENT TO ALLOW NATO TROOPS TRANSIT IF ASKED

`If Bulgaria is demanded to provide passage of troops and weapons in connection with the military operation against Afghanistan, Parliament will react accordingly,` a statement of Bulgarian parliament Speaker Ognyan Gerdzhikov reads. `Passage of troops an

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FRANCE DONATED SUPPLIES TO THE BG ARMY

The French Government donated 37 containers with general camp supplies worth 16,221,000 French francs to the Bulgarian army, under an agreement signed between the armies of the two countries. The official handing over of the documents for the donation too

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SPAIN TO ASSIST BG IN EU AND NATO ACCESSION

`Spain will help Bulgaria in the process of its accession to the European Union and NATO, the Spanish Ambassador in Sofia Jose Angel Lopez-Jorrin said. He inaugurated a Spanish language lab at the Higher Institute for Officer Training and Research at the

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KOZLUDUY TO BE INSURED AGAINST NUCLEAR RISK

`The Kozluduy Nuclear Plant will be insured against nuclear risk,` the plant`s management announced. So far, the Bulgarian Government has taken the risk costs.

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ISLAMIC INSTITUTE FAVORS THE STRIKE IN AFGANISTAN

`October 7th `s strike of the United States and the United Kingdom in Afghanistan must be supported because it is an element in the fight against terrorism, a phenomenon incompatible with the Islamic religion,` Ibrahim Yalumov, Rector of the Higher Islami

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LAW CHANGES AGAINST ILLEGAL EMPLOYMENT DEMANDED

The Chief Labor Inspectorate insisted on legislative amendments to help the experts to reveal cases of Labor Code violations and to prevent illegal employment. One of the proposals of the Inspectorate is to introduce ID cards for all employees.

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BG PREPARED TO BECOME EU EXTERNAL BORDER

`Bulgaria is prepared to become an external border of the European Union,` EU and Europol experts said after monitoring the Bulgarian borders. The monitoring took place during an operation, called High Impact.

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