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GROSS EXTERNAL DEBT WENT DOWN

Bulgaria's gross external debt totalled USD 9,894.4 M(73.

Views on BG | February 12, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 326

BULGARIA STILL PLAGUED BY CORRUPTION

AFP Bulgaria remains plagued by corruption, while the black economy makes up between 27-35 percent of its gross domestic product, the Bulgarian NGO Coalition 2000 warned in its annual report Monday.

Views on BG | February 12, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 335

INFLATION IN JANUARY – 2,8, PRELIMINARY RESULTS SHOW

The inflation rate for January is set at 2,8%, preliminary results of the National Statistics Institute, show. Prices by sector went up from December 2001 as follows: foods 3.

Views on BG | February 11, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 325

BULGARIA THIRD IN PARLIAMENTARY CORRUPTION ON THE BALKANS

The Customs tops the list of institutions people consider corrupt, Coalition 2000 report states. The same opinion holds true of the customs officials as well.

Views on BG | February 11, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 218

PM ENJOYS HIGH APPROVAL RATE, SURVEY SHOWS

Every second Bulgarian does not believe the situation in the country would have been better if another political organization had won the elections, survey of Mediana polling agency, conducted by the phone, Feb. 8 – 9 shows.

Views on BG | February 11, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 314

UN CREATES 5,000 JOBS IN BULGARIA

Extracted from AFP The UN Development Programme (UNDP) aims to create 5,000 jobs in Bulgaria to help cut the unemployment toll which afflicts 17% of the impoverished country's workforce.

Views on BG | February 10, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 506

FOREIGN MINISTER FOR CNN: OUR LOYALTY MAY BE DULY REWARDED

What is important for us are not the concrete dates of Bulgaria’s entry into NATO, but the speeding up of the efforts in this direction, Foreign Minister Passy said for CNN, broadcast live from the studio in London. Minister Passy pointed out that the Bul

Views on BG | February 10, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 347

MINERAL WATER – BULGARIANS’ SHOPPING BASKET FAVORITE FOR 2001

Purchases in Bulgarian households marked a 4% rise in 2001 over the previous year, inflation for 2001 deducted, data of GfK agency Bulgaria show. Mineral water proved to be Bulgarians’ favorite when doing shopping, with a 18% growth in bought quantities,

Views on BG | February 9, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 370

OPPOSITION CLAIMS CURRENT GOVERNMENT IS THREAT TO BULGARIA

VAT introduction on medicines dealt a heavy blow the pharmaceutical industry and all Bulgarian citizens, United Democratic Forces floor leader Nadezhda Mihaylova said during the parliamentary debates on the non-confidence vote against the Cabinet February

Views on BG | February 9, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 392

FOREIGN MINISTER: NATO ENTRY WILL COMPLETE A NATURAL PROCESS

The doors of the Alliance must remain open, Foreign Minister Passy pointed out in his lecture “NATO’s enlargement role in anti-terror war – global and regional dimensions”. He said that after the September 11 events, NATO should change its prospect and th

Views on BG | February 8, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 376

FARMERS USE A THIRD OF SAPARD FUNDING

Bulgarian farmers use just one-third of funding extended under the EU pre-accession program SAPARD, which aims at supporting the development of the agrarian sector and rural regions, data from the Agrarian Economy Institute show. Among the reasons for thi

Views on BG | February 8, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 353

LA LIBRE BELGIQUE: PRESIDENT DETERMINED TO SPEED UP EU, NATO ACCESSION

”We were not chosen because of the past,” President Georgi Parvanov was quoted as saying in an interview for the Belgium Daily newspaper “La Libre Belgique”, published in its February 7 edition. Asked how his being member of the Socialist Party may influe

Views on BG | February 7, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 422

MORE THAN HALF OF BULGARIANS WERE ECONOMICALLY NON-ACTIVE IN DECEMBER

The economically active Bulgarians numbered 3,264,700 Bulgarians (48,1% from the Bulgarian population older than fifteen years old), a survey conducted by the national Statistical Institute shows. In December, 2001 636,500 people have been unemployed.

Views on BG | February 7, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 381

RELATIVES OF MEDICS IN LIBYA INFORMED ABOUT RELAXED DETENTION STATUS

The Foreign Ministry has informed in details the relatives of the detained Bulgarian medics in Libya about everything that concerns the fact that the medics have been moved from the prison “Judeyda” to a guarded house, Elena Poptodorova, foreign ministry

Views on BG | February 6, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 408

HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS:HUMAN TRAFFICKING FIGHT CRIPPLED BY CORRUPTION

Associated Press By Vanessa Gera

Views on BG | February 5, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 643

BULGARIANS DO NOT THINK EU ACCESSION DEPENDS ON THEM, SURVEY SHOWS

About 85% of the Bulgarians associate EU accession with higher living standard. “When we join Europe, our salaries will go up and then we’ll become Europe’s citizens,” is the most widely spread idea about Bulgaria’s eurointegration.

Views on BG | February 4, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 400

INVESTORS IN EU CANDIDATES MUST WEIGH GREATER RISKS*

Financial Times By Robert Anderson and Stefan Wagstyl

Views on BG | February 4, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 443

WEEKLY HOROSCOPE

ARIES (Mar.

Views on BG | February 3, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 405

POLL AT NOVINITE.COM:N-PLANT KOZLODUY SHOULD NOT BE CLOSED

Bulgaria should not close the nuclear power plant Kozloduy according to the majority of the people who participated in the last poll of novinite.com.

Views on BG | February 3, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 350

BULGARIAN LEV CLOSES FIRMER VS EURO AND DOLLAR

Bulgaria's lev closed at 1.9505/1.

Views on BG | February 3, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 703

32% OF BULGARIANS CONSIDER PM SAXE-COBURG “HISTORICAL PERSONALITY”

30% of the Bulgarians think that the Simeon Saxe-Coburg manages with his duties as prime minister worse than they have expected, results from a poll, conducted by polling agency LINKS show. 23% of the surveyed say that the prime minister manages badly wit

Views on BG | February 3, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 263