Politics

GERDJIKOV APPOINTED NEW PARLIAMENT COLLABORATORS

Parliamentary Speaker Ognyan Gerdzhikov fired 51 collaborators of the parliament commissions and with the same order appointed other 63. This resulted in protests coming from the Union of Democratic Forces.

Politics | August 2, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 432

BULGARIAN STATE TELECOM ON SALE SOON

Price is not a priority in the sale of state telecoms company BTC planned for this year and the government had no illusions about how much it could earn, Bulgaria`s Deputy PM and Economy Minister Nikolay Vassilev said. `Now the most important is not the p

Politics | August 2, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 413

WATER SUPPLY AMONG NEW GOVERNMENT`S PRIORITIES

`Resolving the water shortage problems is one of the priorities of the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works`, Kostadin Paskalev, the newly elected Minister, announced on Wednesday. Some BGN 620 million will be needed for the construction of d

Politics | August 1, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 438

PRESIDENT AND PM SET PRIORITIES TO AMBASSADORS

`Continuity and predictability are the two factors on which Bulgaria`s prestige will depend over the next few years`, President Stoyanov said at a meeting Wednesday with Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg, Foreign Minister Solomon Passy and 36 ambassadors

Politics | August 1, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 418

DEPUTY MINISTERS NAMES ON THE PM DESK

All the nominations for deputy-ministers and members of political cabinets yesterday were submitted to the Deputy PM Lidia Shouleva. Professional biographies were also applied to the nominations.

Politics | August 1, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 356

ECONOMY MINISTER TO HAVE FIVE DEPUTIES

According to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy Nikolai Vasilev there will be five deputy ministers in the Ministry of Economy. Three nominations for the deputy ministerial positions -of Liubka Kachakova, Kaloian Ninov, and Sofia Kasidova will

Politics | July 31, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 394

BULGARIANS JOINED AJC SOLIDARITY MISSION TO ISRAEL

Maxim Behar, CEO of the largest PR company in Bulgaria M3 Communications Group, Inc. (www.

Politics | July 31, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 395

LADY TO CHAIR THE SECURITY COUNCIL

Captain Ralitsa Mateeva from the Ministry of Defence will chair the Security Council with the Cabinet, Standart Daily reported. The news was confirmed by two independent sources.

Politics | July 31, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 363

ALBANIAN FOREIGN MINISTER ON A VISIT TO BULGARIA

During his short visit to Bulgaria Albanian Foreign Ministers Paskal Milo met his Bulgarian couterpart Solomon Passy to discuss the crisis in neighbouring Macedonia. According to both of them the Macedonian government needs to find a solution to the crisi

Politics | July 31, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 427

STABILITY PACT TO ASSIST BULGARIA`S EU INTEGRATION

`The Stability Pact is ready to provide all of its instruments to help Bulgaria join the European structures and achieve a fast economic growth`, Special Coordinator Bodo Hombach said on Monday. Hombach is on a two-day visit to Bulgaria.

Politics | July 31, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 387

EU CHIEF NEGOTIATOR MET WITH PARLIAMENTARY SPEAKER

EU Chief Negotiator with Bulgaria Michael Leigh told Parliament Chairman Gerdzhikov on Monday that he highly appreciates the readiness of the new political force in Bulgaria to seriously undertake continuity in the policy towards EU membership. Leigh said

Politics | July 30, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 455

LONDON TO ALLEVIATE VISA REGIME FOR BULGARIANS

`We have been assured, that there is a chance for Great Britain to alleviate the visa regime for Bulgaria`, Bulgaria`s ambassador to London Valentin Dobrev said for Darik radio. This statement renounced the information that the regime would be made even s

Politics | July 30, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 477

EU TO GRANT EUR 300 M A YEAR TO BULGARIA

`The European Union will grant EUR 300 M per year in pre-accession support to Bulgaria, which is equivalent to about 2.5% of Bulgaria`s GDP.

Politics | July 30, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 495

JOURNALISTIC ETHICS CODE APPROVED IN BULGARIA

Ten rules which each journalist must keep were accepted at the annual meeting of the Bulgarian media Coalition in Borovetz, near Sofia. The rules are considered to be the future Code of Ethics of the media in the country.

Politics | July 30, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 489

SOCIALIST TO NEGOTIATE FOR PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE

The Socialist party and the post-election coalition between Simeon II movement and Movement for Rights and Freedom could come out with a joint nominee for the presidential elections. This is envisaged in one of the three variants offered at the yesterday`

Politics | July 30, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 425

MINISTERS TO BE CHECKED FOR POSSIBLE SPYING

Secret Files Commission will check whether the ministers in the new government have files in the former state security service. Head of the Commission, Metodi Andreev, and his employees will dig into the past of 9 deputies who haven`t been investigated as

Politics | July 30, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 367

BG AND GERMANY SIGNED AGREEMENT ON SECRET MATTERS

A memorandum on cooperation was signed Friday in Berlin by the German service dealing with the Stasi archives and the Bulgarian commission on secret police files. The document enables exchange information and expertise.

Politics | July 29, 2001, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 446

DEUTSCHE BANK READY TO ADVISE THE NEW GOVERNMENT

`Deutsche Bank declared its readiness to continue consulting the Bulgarian government on the privatisation of the Bulgarian Telecommunications Company, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy Nikolai Vassilev told journalists, back from London where

Politics | July 29, 2001, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 461

LEADING UK MEDIA ASK STOYANOV ABOUT MACEDONIA

President Stoyanov had a working breakfast with journalists of major international media based in the UK, including BBC, `The Economist`, `The Daily Telegraph`, `The Financial Times`, `The Guardian`, and Reuters. The press was interested above all in Bulg

Politics | July 29, 2001, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 383

BULGARIA DIVIDED INTO SIX DISTRICTS

Bulgaria will be divided into six districts instead the current 28, Dimiter Kaltchev, newly appointed minister of state administration said today. It is the demand of the European Union also, he added.

Politics | July 28, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 522

GOVERNMENT TO MEET ON TUESDAY WITHOUT PM

The government gathers at an extraordinary session on Tuesday, was announced today. Ministries will not carry out the traditional sitting.

Politics | July 28, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 367
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