Politics

BULGARIA TO JOIN AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Bulgarian Interior Minister Georgi Petkanov participated in a meeting of the Justice and Interior Affairs ministers of the EU in Brussels. The priority issue discussed was the need for joint efforts in fighting human trafficking.

Politics | September 29, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 456

LAWMAKING PROGRAM MAY BE APPROVED IN A WEEK

`The government is likely to approve its lawmaking programme within a week,` Bulgaria`s chief negotiator with the EU and Deputy Foreign Minister Meglena Kouneva said after a meeting of the Council on European Integration. `The national program for adoptin

Politics | September 29, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 311

FRANCE TO CONDUCT MILITARY TRAINING IN BG

The Bulgarian Parliament ratified an intergovernmental agreement with France. According to the agreement, French armed forces will conduct an exercise on Bulgarian territory.

Politics | September 29, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 325

24 HOURS:MINISTER IN US FOR MASONIC ANNIVERSARY

The Minister of State Administration Dimitur Kalchev took a seven days leave to participate in Masonic celebrations in the United States, 24 Hours Daily wrote, quoting Masonic sources. The celebrations are on the occasion of the 200 anniversary of the Hig

Politics | September 29, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 382

ALMOST 50 000 SIGNATURES FOR STOYANOV ALREADY

Nearly 50 000 have signed in support of the re-election bid of President Petur Stoyanov. It is nearly three times the number of signatures Stoyanov and his running mate lawyer Neli Koutskova need to get registered as independent candidates for the 11 Nove

Politics | September 29, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 316

MINISTER DISCUSSES ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS IN BRUSSELS

On the second day of his visit to Brussels, Interior Minister Georgi Petkanov met his Belgian counterpart Antoine Duquesne, the Interior Ministry press office announced. Petkanov supported support the initiative of the Belgian Presidency of the EU agains

Politics | September 28, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 422

DUTCHWOMAN REQUESTS ASYLUM IN BULGARIA

A Dutchwoman may request sanctuary from Bulgaria, BTA reported. Marika Kok, 43, told journalists that she left the Netherlands since the society there is intolerant towards her Islam faith.

Politics | September 28, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 408

LEFTIST PARTY TO CHOOSE AMONG THREE FOR PRESIDENT

The Euro Leftist Party will choose among three people for President candidate. The possible candidates are: Ioan Kostadinov – Burgas Mayor, Boyko Rashkov, MP from `Coalition for Bulgaria` and Blagovest Sendov – Member and Deputy chairman of Parliament.

Politics | September 28, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 370

PM: RULING PARTY READY WITH PRESIDENT CANDIDATE

`The Simeon II National Movement has a nomination for President. It is another issue when the nomination will be announced,` the Bulgarian Prime Minister Saxe-Coburg said before a working lunch in Hilton hotel.

Politics | September 28, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 361

GOVERNMENT APPROVES AGREEMENTS WITH LEBANON

`The Bulgarian government approved two agreements with Lebanon on commercial shipping and international inter modal transport,` the Cabinet`s information service announced after the regular meeting of the Council of Ministers on 27 September. The two agre

Politics | September 28, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 348

NATIONAL MOVEMENT MP HURT IN AN ACCIDENT

Angel Tyurkedzhiev, Member of Parliament from the Simeon II National Movement, had an accident on the way from Kalotina to Sofia on September 27. His thigh bone was broken and his coxofemoral bone was dislocated.

Politics | September 28, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 271

ALMOST BGN 90 M FOR SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

The Social Ministry will grant BGN 89,300 M to 630,000 poor families in Bulgaria. The money is to be used primarily for heating expenses of the families from November 2001 to March 2002.

Politics | September 28, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 266

STOYANOV: COMMISSION`S DECISION `UNGROUNDED`

The current Bulgarian President Petur Stoyanov who is to run for second mandate called the decision of the Central Electoral Commission `ungrounded` and `without logic`. The Central Electoral Commission announced at a press conference on September 27 that

Politics | September 28, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 286

INTERIOR MINISTER DISCUSSES COOPERATION WITH NATO

Bulgarian Interior Minister Georgi Petkanov met on September 27 with NATO Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs Guenther Altenburg and the Director of the NATO Office of Security. The talks focused on the changed situation in light of the Sept

Politics | September 28, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 370

POLITICS IN BRIEF

`Legislation amendments should be made to improve the business climate in this country and to attract more investment,` Parliament Speaker Ognyan Gerdzhikov said on September 27 at the opening of the `First International Investments, Business and Law conf

Politics | September 28, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 365

FORMER MINISTER MIGHT BE SIMEON`S KANDIDATE

Former interior minister Bogomil Bonev might be the presidential candidate of the National movement Simeon II, sources disclosed. Bonev was a minister in the government of Ivan Kostov and after 2 years in the office was released with no explanation.

Politics | September 28, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 350

SOCIALIST AND TURKISH MINORITY WITH JOIN CANDIDATE

Socialist party and Turkish minority dominated Movement for Rights and Freedom agreed to propose a joint candidate for the forthcoming presidential elections. Agreement was reach at a meeting of two leaders Georgi Purvanov and Ahmed Dogan.

Politics | September 28, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 296

FORMER DEPUTY PM BAILED OUT AGAINST BGN 10 000

Former Vice-PM Alexander Bozhkov was bailed out against 10,000 levs. At 2.

Politics | September 28, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 292

NOVA TV TO LAY OFF 20 % OF ITS EMPLOYEES

`Twenty per cent of the Sofia`s Nova TV employees, owned by Antena Group of Greece, will be laid off, ` Georgios Douvletis, Antena Executive Director, said on September 26. The measure is a consequence of the revocation of the station`s nationwide license

Politics | September 27, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 464

BULGARIA TO EASE VISA REGULATIONS FOR RUSSIA

Relaxed visa regulations for holders of diplomatic and official passports as well as business travelers and tourists from Russia and Ukraine to Bulgaria will be enforced on October 1. The Council of Ministers decided that on September 27.

Politics | September 27, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 402

DOCUMENT MISTAKE MAY HINDER STOYANOV`S CANDIDATURE

The Central Electoral Commission announced at a press conference that it did not accept the documents of the Committee that supports the candidature of Petur Stoyanov and Nelly Kutskova. According to the commission, the signatures of the 177 members of th

Politics | September 27, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 294
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