Politics

PRESIDENT: 39TH NA`S NO 1 TASK IS NATO MEMBERSHIP

`The most important task for the 39th National Assembly is making sure Bulgaria joins NATO in 2002 and if that is achieved this Parliament will ensure a place for itself in the history books`, President Peter Stoyanov said in his address at the convocatio

Politics | July 5, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 419

PARLIAMENT COMMENCED 1ST SESSION

Parliament`s eldest MP Svetoslav Luchnikov (79) opened the first session of the 39th National Assembly at 10 a.m.

Politics | July 5, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 368

GERDJIKOV ELECTED SPEAKER OF THE PARLIAMENT

Ognyan Gerdzhikov, 55, professor of civil and commercial law, was elected chairman of the 39th National Assembly on Thursday. He will head the fifth parliament since the beginning of democratic changes in 1989.

Politics | July 5, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 456

5 SECONDS FOR MPS TO VOTE

The members of the 39th National Assembly (NA) will have at their disposal only 5 seconds to vote. Their predecessors from the previous parliaments had 3 minutes.

Politics | July 4, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 294

SNM NOMINATED GERDZHIKOV FOR NA CHAIRMAN

Today Simeon II National Movement nominated professor Gerdzhikov for the National Assembly chairman position, with Kamelia Kasabova as his deputy. The other nominated deputies are Assen Agov of the United Democratic Forces, academician Blagovest Sendov of

Politics | July 4, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 407

GOVERNMENT REPORTS 5.8% ECONOMIC GROWTH IN Y 2000

`During the four-year mandate of the government we achieved real economic growth of 5.8%, which is one of the highest in Europe`, Finance Minister Muravey Radev said.

Politics | July 4, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 399

BG CHIEF NEGOTIATOR WITH EU RESIGNED

Bulgaria`s chief negotiator with the European Union /EU/, Vladimir Kisyov, submitted his resignation at the Cabinet`s last session today. Antoninette Primatarova, Bulgaria`s ambassador to the EU mission in Brussels, also submitted an application for resig

Politics | July 4, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 332

52 PEOPLE FROM 8 COUNTRIES GRANTED REFUGEE STATUS

Fifty-two people, of which 16 children, from eight counties were granted refugee status in June. Refugee status applications were submitted by 206 people, including 56 children, from 16 countries.

Politics | July 4, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 329

BLACKSEAFOR AGREEMENT APPROVED

The Bulgarian Government approved the Black Sea Naval Cooperation Task Group Agreement (BLACKSEAFOR), which was signed in Istanbul on April 2, 2001, and moved it to the National Assembly for ratification. The purpose of the initiative, which includes the

Politics | July 4, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 706

LOUCHNIKOV TO OPEN INAUGURAL SITTING OF 39TH NA

Svetoslav Louchnikov, MP of the United Democratic Forces (UtdDF), will open the inaugural sitting of the 39th National Assembly on July 5. Under the Constitution, the honour to perform this function falls on the oldest national representative.

Politics | July 4, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 403

CABINET CALLS ON NEW GOVERNMENT TO BE FORMED

The Cabinet called on Bulgarian President Stoyanov to invite as soon as possible the biggest political formation in Parliament to form a new cabinet, pledging that it is ready to provide continuity between the outgoing and the new executive, reads a lette

Politics | July 4, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 385

KOSTOV`S CABINET TO RESIGN TOMORROW

The resignation of Kostov`s cabinet will be submitted to the Parliament tomorrow morning, the UDF leader Ekaterina Mihaylova said yesterday. The majority will decide when to accept it, she added.

Politics | July 4, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 290

BELGIUM READY TO RE INTRODUCE VISAS

Belgium has problems with Bulgarian nationals coming to the country for a short stay. For this reason re-introduction of visas for Bulgarians is not to be ruled out, said the Belgian ambassador yesterday, quoted by Standart daily.

Politics | July 3, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 512

UDF DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO COALESCE FOR

Frankly speaking, we do not know what to coalesce for, Union of Democratic Forces chair Ekaterina Mihaylova said after two hours` talks with representatives of the Simeon II National Movement yesterday. This was the second meeting of the contact groups of

Politics | July 3, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 7924

COURT DEMANDS NULLIFICATION 3 REGIONS

The Supreme Administrative Court will ask the Constitutional Court to nullify the election of members of parliaments in three electoral constituencies. At a session yesterday the SAC

Politics | July 3, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 353

BG AND ITALY TO COOPERATE IN NATO OPERATIONS

`The Bulgarian and the Italian armies may participate together in NATO operations, Gen. Ronaldo Moska Moskini, Head of the General Staff of the Italian defense told Gen.

Politics | July 3, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 346

SOME MINISTRIES ALREADY NEGOTIATED

The number of ministries will be increased, as became clear from yesterday`s talks between the leadership of MRF and NMS II. There are mega-ministries in the government, two of them with very heavy administrative structures, said Ahmed Dogan, the leader o

Politics | July 3, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 440

PRESIDENT STOYANOV MET NATO GENERAL SECRETARY

The continuity of Bulgarian foreign policy was in the spotlight of a conversation between President Peter Stoyanov and NATO General Secretary George Robertson during the European Economic Summit in Salzburg. `I said Simeon Saxe-Coburg would conduct the co

Politics | July 2, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 507

SIMEON II DID NOT CONFIRM HE`D BECOME THE NEW PM

After the meeting with President Peter Stoyanov Simeon II did not reveal whether he would become the next Prime Minister. According to Simeon they discussed the forthcoming visit of the head of state in Saltsburg and his meeting with the chief secretary o

Politics | July 2, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 410

BG TOOK PART IN THE FIRST NATO MEMBERSHIP MEETING

The first meeting of heads of state of countries aspiring to NATO membership, which is due to take place in Sofia on October 5, 2001, figured high on the agenda of the V-10 Group foreign ministers meeting in Tallinn, Estonia, the Foreign Ministry announce

Politics | July 2, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 478

PROFESSOR GERDZHIKOV PREFERRED AS NA CHIEF

Professor Ognyan Gerdzhikov is the most likely chairman of the 39th National Assembly (NA), officials from the King`s movement (SNM) said. Professor Georgi Petkanov is expected to be his deputy.

Politics | July 2, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 405
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