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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: 278

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: 332

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: 312

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: 318

OBESITY SEEN RISING IN EAST, CENTRAL EUROPE

Reuters By David Brough

Views on BG | February 27, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 384

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: 270

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: 222

BULGARIAN REFORMERS UNDER FIRE AS AUSTERITY BITES

Reuters By Anna Mudeva

Views on BG | February 26, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 282

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: 368

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: 344

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: 329

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: 306

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: 371

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: 328

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: 410

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: 230

PRESIDENT: GOOD RELATIONS WITH MACEDONIA SHOULD BE ENHANCED

“Macedonia's and Bulgaria's politicians should concentrate on the future and continue the positive tendencies in bilateral relations,” Bulgaria’s President Georgi Parvanov said in an interview for the independent "Dnevnik" Skopje daily. The special inter

Views on BG | February 23, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 333

BULGARIA, RUSSIA SET TO INVIGORATE ECONOMIC TIES

Xinhua News Agency Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister Nikolai Vassilev and his visiting Russian counterpart, Aleksei Kudrin, declared their countries' shared ambition to invigorate bilateral economic cooperation, on Friday.

Views on BG | February 23, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 357

FOREIGN INVESTMENTS AGENCY CHIEF: BUSINESS CLIMATE FAVOURABLE

Foreign investments in Bulgaria can be given a positive assessment, Nikolay Marinov, Executive Director of Foreign Investments Agency said, citing Solvey and American Standard as examples of this. In his opinion the large-scale foreign projects create new

Views on BG | February 22, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 364

NEW CAPITAL BRINGS RENEWED VIGOR TO A NEW EUROPE

Abstracted from the Associated Press An unprecedented gathering in Prague this Spring will address new financing tools for the intensifying urban and infrastructure development needs of the nations of Central and Eastern Europe.

Views on BG | February 22, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 320

RUSSIAN DEPUTY PM: POTENTIAL IN COOPERATION REMAINS UNTAPPED

Bulgaria does not avail itself fully of the traditional opportunities for trade with Russia," Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Kudrin who co-chairs the Bulgarian-Russian intergovernmental commission for trade, economic, scientific and technical cooper

Views on BG | February 22, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 220