Politics

FOURTEEN US AND NATO AIRCRAFT FLEW OVER BULGARIA

`14 US and NATO transport aircraft flew over Bulgaria on October 10th, `Nova TV reported, quoting General Stefan Popov, Chief of the Bulgarian Air Forces. The aircraft flew over the country in connection with the decision of the Government to grant access

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INTERIOR MINISTRY TO COOPERATE WITH THE ROMANIAN

Romanian Interior Minister Ioan Rus proposed that the Bulgarian and Romanian Interior Ministries cooperate and set up unified border teams to avoid double checks on the Bulgarian and on the Romanian border. That was announced at a news conference after a

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THE US GOVERNMENT DONATED USD 250 000

The US ambassador to Bulgaria Richard Miles granted over USD 250,000 humanitarian aid to 17 Bulgarian non-profit organizations, Dnevnik Daily wrote. Representatives of the hospitals, orphanages and schools which, will be financed by the US donation, atten

Politics | October 11, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 437

BULGARIA IN BRIEF

Deputy Prime Minister Vassilev will clarify on the issue with the USD 2 M bribe, asked from an Economy Ministry official. He will explain that during the parliamentary control session.

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`BAD CREDITS` GIVERS NOT TO BE IMPRISONNED

The parliament approved the amendment to the Criminal Code according to which those officials who granted `bad credits` will be imprisoned from one to ten years. 115 MPs voted in favor of the amendment.

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PURVANOV INVITED STOYANOV FOR PRE ELECTION DEBATES

The presidential candidate of `Coalition For Bulgaria`Georgi Purvanov invited incumbent President Petur Stoyanov, who is running for re-election as an independent candidate, to a debate on National Television or in Sofia`s National Palace of Culture befor

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FINANCE MINISTER MET IMF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Bulgarian Finance Minister Milen Velchev, who is at a working visit to US, talked on October 9 with International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Director Johannes de Beaufort Wijnholds. Wijnholds is also Head of the Dutch Constituency Group.

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MASSIVE LAY OFFS AT THE TRANSPORT MINISTRY

`On October 5 all heads of directorates at the Ministry of Transport and Communications were offered to resign, yet we will consider the performance of all 15 directors and some of them may preserve their jobs,` Zdravko Velichkov, Deputy Transport Ministe

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MILITARY PILOT SHOOTS IN BURGAS

Military pilot Oleg Yordanov, Flying Control Officer at air-base Besmer, was detained by the police after shooting in front of the Burgas Customs House entrance. The accident took place at 5.

Politics | October 11, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 574

STOYANOV NOT ALLOWED TO THE PRE ELECTION DEBATES

Petur Stoyanov and Nelly Kutskova will not participate in the pre-election debates among the presidential candidates to be shown on the national electronic media. They are not able to take part in the discussions because of a text in the election law.

Politics | October 10, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 381

PRESIDENT:TERRORISM IS NOT IDENTICAL WITH ISLAM

The Bulgarian President Petur Stoyanov met Selim Mehmed, Chief Mufti of the Muslims in Bulgaria on October 10. Both declared after the meeting that the anti-terrorism position of the Bulgarian institutions cannot justify the intolerance and aggression tow

Politics | October 10, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 475

THE RULING PARTY PARTNER MAY SUPPORT STOYANOV

`There is a theoretical possibility that the Movement for Rights and Freedoms will support the candidature of Petur Stoyanov for second mandate,` the Movement`s representative Osman Oktay said, quoted by Info Radio. `Prime Minister Saxe-Coburg wanted to n

Politics | October 10, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 618

PARLIAMENT TO HELP UN AGAINST TERRORSIM

The Bulgarian Parliament adopted unanimously a declaration on the decision of the UN Security Council to accept Bulgaria as non-permanent member. `Bulgaria is decisive cooperate the international community in its efforts for the consolidation round democr

Politics | October 10, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 641

UN WORKSHOPS ON FOOD POLICIES STARTED IN SOFIA

Contemporary food policies in Southeast Europe will be discussed at the second `Workshop on Development of Food and Nutrition Action Plans` in South East Europe. The workshop started in Sofia on October 9.

Politics | October 10, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 650

BULGARIAN PRESIDENT ATTENDS FORUM IN GENEVE

Bulgarian President Petur Stoyanov left on October 10, on a 24-hour working visit to Geneve. He attends there a meeting of the Policy Advisory Commission (PAC) of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO.

Politics | October 10, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 463

JAPAN DONATES FUNDS TO SOFIA PHILHARMONIC

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Solomon Passy and the Japanese Ambassador in Sofia Akira Matsui exchanged notes for 50 M yen donation from the Japanese Government to the Sofia Philharmonic. The donation will be spent on purchase of musical instruments and soun

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BULGARIA IN BRIEF

Nikolay Vassilev, Economy Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, proposed three alternatives to the zero profit tax on re-investment for investment stimulation at a meeting with the economic parliamentary commission. He also said that the tax changes package

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BUSINESSMEN SUPPORT STOYANOV FOR 2D MANDATE

Petur Stoyanov and Nelly Kutskova met with Bulgarian business people at a fund-raising dinner on October 9. Stoyanov and Kutskova are independent candidates for President and Vice President.

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US BUSINESSMEN CONCERNED WITH THE BUSINESS CLIMATE

The US Ambassador to Bulgaria, Richard Miles, expressed the concerns of US businessmen on the privatization process in Bulgaria. He did that at a meeting with the Bulgarian Chief Prosecutor Nikola Filchev.

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HOSPITALS` ABILITY TO REACT IN CRISIS CHECKED

A National Operative Health Commission for Reaction in Crisis Situations was established in the Health Ministry. Experts from the Health Ministry, the Defense Ministry, the Military Academy and Civic Defense participate in the commission.

Politics | October 9, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 395

NO INFO FOR BULGARIAN CITIZENS IN AFGHANISTAN

`There are no extraordinary demands towards Bulgaria in connection with the US military operations in Afghanistan, `the spokeswoman of the Foreign Ministry confirmed at a press briefing. `Bulgaria is ready to respond to any demands in support of the fight

Politics | October 9, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 482
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