Politics

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: 299

WB TO LAUNCH NEW URBAN PLAN ON BG CAPITAL

The World Bank /WB/ and the Sofia municipality will hold consultations and round tables on Monday and Tuesday on the introduction of Sofia`s new urban plan. Present at the sessions will be Sofia mayor Stefan Sofianski, WB mission leader Thomas O`Brian, ex

Politics | July 8, 2001, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 345

NEXT CABINET TO BE CONSTITUTED WITHIN TWO WEEKS

`I expect the new cabinet to be voted in the Parliament a week before end-July`, President Stoyanov said in an interview for second national TV station bTV. `The Simeon II National Movement is a specific organization, it will need some time for consolida

Politics | July 8, 2001, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 436

WB MISSION LEADER REVIEWS WB PROGRAMMES FOR BG

`The last few years have been successful in terms of the support the World Bank provides to Bulgaria, with financial aid rising tangibly, as well as the efficiency of projects`, World Bank Mission Leader for Bulgaria Thomas O`Brian and the Outgoing PM Iva

Politics | July 7, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 365

BRUSSELS COMMENDS BG ON THE START OF SAPARD

The European Commission (EC) gave a high assessment of Bulgaria`s preparation to get agriculture aids under the SAPARD program during the pre-admission period, the `Deutsche Welle` reported on Friday, quoting the commission`s report. The report acknowledg

Politics | July 7, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 467

PARLIAMENT INCREASES NUMBER OF STANDING COMMITTEES

Bulgaria`s 39th National Assembly will have 20 standing committees, according to changes in the parliamentary rules of procedure, which passed on Friday. The last parliament had 15 such committees.

Politics | July 7, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 377

PRESIDENT AND SIMEON II TALK FOR 1.5 HRS

The first official consultations between President Peter Stoyanov and representatives of the Simeon II National Movement coalition (SNM) on the formation of the future cabinet lasted an hour and a half. SNM was represented by the coalition`s leader Simeon

Politics | July 6, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 432

BULGARIA DONATES 2 COMBAT VESSELS TO GEORGIA

Two landing boats stationed at the Burgas naval base were handed over to the Georgian navy on Friday morning. The vessels were donated to Georgia under a bilateral military cooperation agreement and will be the only boats of this kind in Georgia.

Politics | July 6, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 478

THE NA ACCEPTED KOSTOV`S RESIGNATION

The Parliament accepted the resignation of the government of Ivan Kostov with 162 votes `for` to zero `against` and one `abstention`. Kostov`s government, the second for the United Democratic Forces (UtdDF) since the launch of democratic changes, took off

Politics | July 6, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 487

PRESIDENT HOLDS CONSULTATIONS ABOUT CABINET

President Peter Stoyanov starts on Friday the official consultations about the new government. At 4.

Politics | July 6, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 346

PARLIAMENTARY DEPUTIES ELECTED

Kamelia Kassabova was elected Deputy Chairperson of Parliament from the SNM quota with 229 votes. Kassabova teaches at the Sofia University Economics Faculty, has worked for eight years in the national banking system, including as chief secretary of the A

Politics | July 5, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 496

SNM READY TO ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR GOVERNANCE

`The Simeon II National Movement (SNM) is ready to assume the responsibility for the country`s governance. The movement has repeatedly stated its readiness in principle to share this responsibility with those political forces, which back its ideas`, MP Pl

Politics | July 5, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 507

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: 426

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: 377

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: 462

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: 300

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: 414

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: 407

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: 343

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: 338

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: 715
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