Politics

BULGARIA BARS CITIZENS FROM LEAVING THE COUNTRY

Seven thousand Bulgarian citizens have been barred from leaving the country for one year for having violated the laws of the countries they had visited or for using invalid foreign-travel documents, Colonel Stoyan Zahariev from the National Police Service

Politics | July 12, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 367

POLITICIANS SATISFIED BY KING`S NOMINATION AS PM

Bulgaria`s political forces are gratified by the nomination of Simeon Saxe-Coburg as prime minister-designate, BTA Press Agency announced. According to the leader of the Union of Democratic Forces and Deputy Floor Leader of the United Democratic Forces Ek

Politics | July 12, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 426

PROSECUTOR: WE`LL NOT INVESTIGATE PM KOSTOV

`Prosecutor’s Office did not start an investigation against Kostov`, Nikolai Markov, speker of the prosecutor`s office today. said.

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BNB DEMANDS INDEPENDENCE FROM THE GOVERNMENT

`Amendments to some articles of the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB) Act are necessary to back up its greater independence from the new government`, said Svetoslav Gavriiski, governor of the Central Bank, after his meeting with outgoing PM Kostov yesterday.

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AUDIT OFFICE CHECKS THE PARLIAMENT

The Audit Office had made a total check-up of the activity of the parliamentary administration before the 38th National Assembly dissolved. The ascertainment protocol was submitted to the parliamentary speaker Professor Ognyan Gerdzhikov.

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HISTORY: THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD

February 8, 2001 - The Constitutional Court of Bulgaria ruled that the country`s former king, Simeon II, cannot run for president because he hasn`t resided in the country long enough. According to Bulgarian law, presidential candidates must have lived in

Politics | July 12, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 456

SIMEON II NAMED PRIME MINISTER OF BULGARIA

Simeon Saxe-Coburg was officially nominated Bulgaria`s Prime Minister on Thursday morning.

Politics | July 12, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 530

POLITICS IN BRIEF

PARLIAMENT sat for 9 minutes yesterday to adopt the resignations of two MPs of the Coalition for Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad mayor Kiril Paskalev and financier Stoyan Alexandrov.

Politics | July 12, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 547

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT GREETS THE KING

European parliament greets the King Simeon’s movement and appreciates its commitment to eradicate corruption. This was noted in a regular report of the Europarliament on the progress of Bulgaria along the path to the EU accession, reported Deutsche Welle.

Politics | July 12, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 326

KING TO MEET UDF LEADERS FOR NEGOTIATIONS

UDF deputy chairman and outgoing foreign minister Nadezhda Mihailova and Plamen Panayotov, king’s group leader in the parliament talked on the phone, despite the fact that both were on the premises. Leaders of the parliamentary groups of the UDF and NMS I

Politics | July 12, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 434

SECOND TRANSPORT OF RELIEF SUPPLIES FOR MACEDONIA

Second transport, carrying emergency relief supplies, left for Macedonia on Tuesday, the Bulgarian Red Cross (BRC) announced. The assistance is provided under a joint project of the BRC and the American Red Cross (ARC) for disaster preparedness and relief

Politics | July 11, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 437

ISRAELI TOURIST BEATED POOL LIFEGUARD

Yesterday Israeli ambassador Emmanuel Ziesmann visited the beaten lifeguard from the swimming pool at the `Hrankov` hotel, Standart daily reported. Last Sunday Israeli national Hai A.

Politics | July 11, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 340

UDF ACCUSED TRYING TO DISTANCE MRF FROM THE KING

We fear that UtdDF has been trying to impede and spread a spirit of mistrust at the negotiations between NMS II and MRF, Yunal Lutfi, chief of MRF PG said yesterday after the second round of the official consultations with President Peter Stoyanov. MRF le

Politics | July 11, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 438

PROSECUTOR AND GERDJIKOV CONFIDENTIAL MEETING

Prosecutor General, Nikola Filchev, and chairman of parliament, Ognjan Gerdzhikov, had a private conversation that lasted an hour and a half. Confidential state issues have been discussed.

Politics | July 11, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 409

SOCIALISTS: NO SUPPORT IN ADVANCE FOR THE KING

`Coalition for Bulgaria cannot support the new government in advance, before knowing what and who will be there to support`, Socialist leader Georgi Purvanov said after meeting President Stoyanov. This was one of a series of consultations the head of stat

Politics | July 10, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 302

PM TO BE NOMINATED THIS WEEK

`The Prime Minister will be nominated by the end of the week`, Speaker of Parliament Ognyan Gerdzhikov told journalists on Monday. `At the very end of the week President Stoyanov is expected to give a mandate for a government to be formed`, he said.

Politics | July 9, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 308

BG TO REQUIRE NEW AGREEMENT WITH IMF

`Our explicit stand is that there must be a fresh agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF)`, Milen Velchev, PM of the Simeon II National Movement told the Bulgarian National Radio. New agreement with the IMF is necessary, no matter if Bulgaria

Politics | July 9, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 399

BULGARIAN INVASION IN NORWAY

The number of Bulgarians, who asked for emigrant`s status in Norway in the last 5 weeks, become 400, after 169 people did it on Saturday. Most of the refugees are from the region of Rousse town and have gipsy or Turkish origin.

Politics | July 9, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 471

LEGISLATION COUNCIL TO ASSIST PARLIAMENT

The Simeon II National Movement plans to restore the Legislation Council institution, parliamentary chairman Prof. Ognyan Gerdzhikov announced.

Politics | July 9, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 275

PLAMA OIL REFINERY DEMANDS THE HELP OF THE SNM

Former and current workers of the Plama oil refinery at Pleven will hand over on Wednesday an open letter to the leader of the Simeon II National Movement coalition (SNM) that won the general elections, demanding to help Bulgaria`s second refinery. A camp

Politics | July 9, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 680

SNM TO ADOPT 40 ACTS ON EU INTEGRATION

The Simeon National Movement is to pass 40 acts in line with the process of EU integration, experts from the ruling majority assessed. Amendments to the tax legislation will be the SNM priorities.

Politics | July 9, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 292
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