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AFP: BULGARIA GIVES PENSION TO MAN WHO SHOT POPE

Bulgaria said Thursday that it plans to award a pension to a man who was jailed over the 1981 assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II and later released through lack of evidence. "Sergei Antonov's health has been destroyed" since the trial in which "h

Views on BG | March 4, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 291

MORE JOBS WILL IMPROVE TRUST IN GOVERNMENT, NOVINITE.COM POLL SHOWS

Most readers of novinite.com say the creation of more new jobs will improve public trust in the government.

Views on BG | March 4, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 320

32 LICENSED INSURANCE COMPANIES ON BG MARKET

A total of 32 insurance companies and 103 insurance brokers, licensed according to international requirements, operate on the Bulgarian insurance market, Yordan Choukov, Insurance Supervision Agency Chief Secretary, said. Foreigners participate in half of

Views on BG | March 3, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 224

BULGARIANS MUST STRIKE BACK, JOURNALIST COMMENTS NEWSWEEK ARTICLE

“If we are consider ourselves highly-educated, self-confident people we are obliged to react to such publications, “ Violeta Simeonova, Bulgarian journalist, said for novinite.com, commenting an insulting Newsweek magazine publication.

Views on BG | March 2, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 496

BULGARIA POSTED USD 877 M CURRENT ACCOUNT DEFICIT FOR 2001

Bulgaria posted a USD 877.9 M current account deficit for 2001, up from USD 701.

Views on BG | March 1, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 327

POLITICIANS APPROVE OF AGREEMENT WITH IMF

MPs of various political forces described the two-year, USD 300 M stand-by loan approved by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in support of Bulgaria's economic programme as "positive" and "necessary."

Views on BG | March 1, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 274

BULGARIA C/A GAP MAY FALL ON EU REBOUND, LOWER IMPORT

Abridged from Reuters Bulgaria's current account deficit worsened in 2001 as a result of global slowdown, data showed on Thursday, but analysts said it was likely to improve this year as the European economy recovers and because imports may stall.

Views on BG | February 28, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 327

BUSINESS CLIMATE INDEX UP BY 6.2 POINTS IN FEBRUARY

The overall business climate index went up 6.2 points in February, which is almost entirely due to greater optimism for the business climate in construction.

Views on BG | February 28, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 309

BULGARIA POSTED USD 1,600 M TRADE DEFICIT FOR 2001

A trade deficit of nearly USD 1,600 M was reported by the National Statistical Institute at a news conference on Wednesday.

Views on BG | February 27, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 317

OBESITY SEEN RISING IN EAST, CENTRAL EUROPE

Reuters By David Brough

Views on BG | February 27, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 380

SPAIN’S EU PRESIDENCY PREDICTS OBSTACLES IN EU ENLARGEMENT

The EU eastern enlargement is the major project for the final healing of the wounds between the two Europes, and even the wounds between the Christian and Muslim worlds, Daily Spanish newspaper El Pais wrote. Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar is to

Views on BG | February 26, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 268

NATO SEES A 'BIG BANG' ENLARGEMENT TO THE EAST

International Herald Tribune BY Joseph Fitchett

Views on BG | February 26, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 221

BULGARIAN REFORMERS UNDER FIRE AS AUSTERITY BITES

Reuters By Anna Mudeva

Views on BG | February 26, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 279

BALTIC STATES "ARE US FAVOURITES" IN RACE TO JOIN NATO

The Times By Michael Evans

Views on BG | February 25, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 366

INDEPENDENT: BULGARIA AND ROMANIA TOO POOR FOR EU ENTRY

It is generally accepted that Bulgaria and Romania will not be included in the first round of EU entry because they are the poorest candidates, and political and structural factors would make it difficult for them to meet the criteria set by the EU, Ian B

Views on BG | February 25, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 343

EU CHIEF NEGOTIATOR: FERHEUGEN’S STATEMENT IS A WARNING NOT A THREAT

Guenter Verheugen, EU Enlargement Commissioner statement that it would not be good for Bulgaria and Romania if they received double refusal from NATO and EU is not a threat as it was commented, Meglana Kuneva, Bulgaria’s EU Chief Negotiator said. Accordin

Views on BG | February 24, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 323

FUTURE OF N-PLANT IN BELENE DEPENDS ON POLITICAL WILL, EXPERT SAYS

“The future of the Nuclear Power Plant Belene depends primarily on the political will of the rulers,“ Petur Simeonov, manager of the National Electricity Transmission Company told a local newspaper. “If a decision is taken for the finishing of the constru

Views on BG | February 24, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 305

TRUST IN ALL POLITICIANS GOES DOWN ONLY IMAGE OF FOREIGN MINISTER UP

The image of all politicians goes down except for the reputation of Foreign Minister Passy, survey conducted by the Sociological Institute MBMD shows. The popularity of almost all ministers and politicians goes down.

Views on BG | February 24, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 369

BULGARIA CAN SUBSTANTIALLY INCREASE EXPORT TO RUSSIA, KUDRIN CLAIMS

Bulgaria can double its export to Russia, and Russia is interested in this, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Kudrin told a news conference after the end of the 7th Session of the bilateral Commission for Economic, Scientific and Technological Cooper

Views on BG | February 23, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 326

INCREASING POVERTY SPARKS UNREST AMONG BULGARIAN GYPSIES

The Associated Press The shut-off of electricity was only the triggering spark that unleashed riots in the Gypsy slums of this town, people here say.

Views on BG | February 23, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 405

UNEMPLOYMENT IN JANUARY 2002 VERY SLIGHTLY DECREASED

January 2002 unemployment stood at 17.99%, down by 0.

Views on BG | February 23, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 227