Politics

LEFTIST ORGANIZATIONS TO RALLY AGAINST NATO

Nearly thirty leftist movements plan to rally against NATO in Sofia on October 5, Dnevnik Daily wrote. Then the summit of the presidents of NATO candidate states will take place.

Politics | October 4, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 558

NO THREAT FOR GOVERNMENT BY PRESIDENTIAL CHOICE

There is no threat to the government`s stability, Plamen Panayotov, floor leader of the ruling Simeon II National Movement (SND), said. The relationships between the SND and its coalition partner in the government, the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DP

Politics | October 4, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 550

SOFIA ILLEGALLY TAPPED BY TELEPHONE GANG

An organization has being tapping illicitly in all the Automatic Telephone Stations for 7 years now. A number of firms and persons have been bugged.

Politics | October 4, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 504

83.6 PERCENTS ETHNIC BULGARIANS

The Bulgarian ethnic group numbered 6,661,000 people, 83.6 per cent of the Bulgarian population as at 1 March 2001; 758,000 people (9.

Politics | October 4, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 545

BULGARIANS ARRESTED WITH HEROIN FOR USD 10 000

The Turkish authorities detained Stanka Dimkova (29) from Perushtitsa and Yanko Nikov (31) from Stara Zagora at the Kapukule Turkish border, Dnevnik Daily wrote. The border police arrested the two Bulgarians because they attempted to carry over the border

Politics | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 390

NATO SECRETARY GENERAL ARRIVES OCTOBER 4TH

The NATO Secretary General Lord George Robertson arrives in Bulgaria on October 4 for the summit of the ten NATO applicant countries that will take place on October 5. The Bulgarian President Stoyanov will meet Lord Robertson at the airport.

Politics | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 301

PRESIDENT FOR `NEW ALLIANCE` AGAINST TERRORISM

`The issue of NATO expansion is not as important as the creation of a community that shares common values,` Bulgarian President Stoyanov said at a news conference, quoted by the Bulgarian National Radio. President Stoyanov added that he is to reiterate hi

Politics | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 399

BG CANDIDATURE FOR SECURITY COUNCIL VOTED OCT 8

The Bulgarian candidature for non-permanent membership in the Security Council is to be voted on October 8 at the General Assembly of the UN. That was announced by the Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Elena Poptodorova.

Politics | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 452

GEN. MARIN~SOCIALIST VICE PRESIDENT NOMINATION

General Anguel Marin will be nominated for leftist Vice President, was decided at a plenary session of the Higher Council of the Bulgarian Socialist Party. The delegates approved the candidature of Marin with 87 votes in favor.

Politics | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 598

BIG DECREASE IN THE NUMBER OF BULGARIANS UNDER 20

The Bulgarian National Statistical Institute released prliminary data on the last count of the Bulgarian population from March, 2001. The results are from a 2% from the surveyed or 196,000 from the Bulgarians.

Politics | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 496

USAID DISCUSSED PRIORITIES WITH FINANCE MINISTER

`Local self-government and the financial decentralization of municipal budgets are USAID`s most important projects in Bulgaria,` the Agency`s director for Bulgaria Debra McFarland said after a meeting with Finance Minister Milen Velchev. At the meeting, t

Politics | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 315

GERMAN FOREIGN MINISTER ARRIVES FOR NATO SUMMIT

Christoph Zoepel, Minister of State at the German Foreign Ministry is expected to arrive for political talks in Bulgaria, the German Embassy in Sofia announced. Zoepel will attend a conference on `The Contribution of New Democracies to Euro-Atlantic Secur

Politics | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 406

MORE US AND NATO DEMANDS TO BE EXPECTED

`The decision of NATO member states to support Washington will undoubtedly have a impact on the behaviour of the countries wishing to join the Alliance,` Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Elena Poptodorova said. Poptodorova said that as comment on the statemen

Politics | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 529

NATIONAL MOVEMENT: CABINET REMAINS STABLE

`The future of the political agreement between the Movement for Rights and Freedoms and the Simeon II National Movement is not threatened,` Plamen Panayotov, leader of the Parliamentary Group of the Simeon II National Movement said, quoted by Info Radio.

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RULING PARTY PARTNER WITH PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION

The Movement for Rights and Freedoms, the coalition partner of the ruling Simeon II National Movement, will nominate in three days separate candidate for the presidential elections that will take place on November 11. The candidate will not be any party`s

Politics | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 474

MEDIA ACT AMENDMENTS MAY CONFLICT EC REQUIREMENTS

`The amendments to the Radio and Television Act might lead to an unprecedented conflict with the European Union and even to re-opening of the Culture and Audio-video Policy chapter from the accession negotiations with the European Union,` sources from the

Politics | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 340

EC DIRECTOR GENERAL: BULGARIA SHOULD JOIN EU

`Bulgaria should become a EU member, `Eneko Landaburu, European Commission`s Director General of Enlargement said. Landaburu is on a two-day official visit to Bulgaria.

Politics | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 327

BG ARMY GENERAL DENIES MEDIA ALLEGATIONS

`The operation of the Bulgarian Army structures has be reviewed according to criteria, set by the Defense Ministry and under the supervision of the ministry`s political leadership. Neither the General Staff nor any of its bodies initiated individual actio

Politics | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 570

SWEDISH EMBASSY ACCUSED BY DAGENS NYHETER

Swedish embassies and Bulgaria and Tunis thought to be involved in suspected alien smuggling, Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter reported these days. It was the Bulgarian border police who sounded the alarm when they saw how group after group of Turkish men

Politics | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 497

DOGAN THREATENS WITH EARLY ELECTION

Early elections are ahead of us, the leader of Turkish minority dominated Movement for Rights and Freedom Ahmed Dogan told Premier Simeon Saxe-Coburg immediately after he heard of his decision to back up Peter Stoyanov`s nomination. Ahmed Dogan and the Pr

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SIMEON SUPPORTS STOYANOV FOR SECOND TERM

Simeon II National movement will support current president Petur Stoyanov for second term in the office, Simeon Saxe-Coburg announced today officially. Prime minister called early afternoon to the president and asked for urgent meeting.

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