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BULGARIA FEELS ECONOMIC JITTERS

AFT In 1997 Bulgaria, on the verge of hyperinflation, introduced a currency board, a system that linked the Bulgarian currency, the lev, to the German mark in a one-to-one exchange parity, on the advice of the IMF.

Views on BG | January 13, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 486

ORTHODOX LEADER CALLS FOR TOLERANCE AMONG FAITHS

Abstracted from Associated Press By ALI AKBAR DAREINI

Views on BG | January 12, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 413

BULGARIAN CHILDREN WIN MEDALS IN INTERNATIONAL PAINTING COMPETITION

Bulgarian children, students at the art school in the northern town of Pleven, were awarded medals at an international painting competition in Macedonia. Their works were selected from among 4,500 painted by children from three continents, the school dire

Views on BG | January 12, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 867

ECONOMIST CLAIMS BULGARIA MISSED UNIQUE CHANCE FOR EURO INTRODUCTION

The Currency Board in Bulgaria can be compared to a strait jacket, Krasimir Angarski, economic advisor to the President, said in a radio program. According to him the system is imposed so that the printing of more money for covering social expenses can be

Views on BG | January 12, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 301

ECONOMY MINISTER: VARNA SHIPYARD’S PRICE WILL BE FIXED BY THE BUYER

It is the fourth successive year that Bulgaria’s biggest shipyard ‘s operations have been stopped operating and is covered with snow, while several thousand employees lost their jobs, Deputy Prime Minister Nikolay Vassilev said during the parliamentary co

Views on BG | January 11, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 469

BRITAIN MAY YIELD PEACEKEEPER ROLE

Associated Press By JANE WARDELL

Views on BG | January 11, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 481

CABINET APPROVED EUROPEAN UNION INTEGRATION PLAN

A list of key tasks concerning Bulgaria’s European integration was approved by the Cabinet on January 10. State Administration Minister Dimitur Kalchev is to draw up an action plan for the implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy.

Views on BG | January 11, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 474

2001 YEAR-END INFLATION REACHED 7.4%

Inflation in December 2001 reached 0.6% and the year-end inflation for 2001 is 7.

Views on BG | January 10, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 415

GOVERNMENTAL PROGRAM ON TOURISM PRESENTED BY DEPUTY ECONOMY MINISTER

The new bill on tourism is tabled in Parliament and is expected to be discussed by the MPs on January 11, Bulgarian Deputy Economy Minister Dimitar Hadjinikolov, responsible for tourism said in his address to the participants in the tourism conference “Bu

Views on BG | January 10, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 254

MOST BULGARIANS FIND CABINET’S WORK UNSATISFACTORY

Every second Bulgarian thinks that the government is not doing well in improving the living standard of the people, data from a national representative survey of poll agency Noema show. The survey has been conducted from December 20, 2001 till January 2,

Views on BG | January 10, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 264

FORMER US PRESIDENT WISHES SUCCESSFUL FUTURE TO BULGARIAN TOURISM

TEXT of Former US President Clinton's address to the participants in Bulgaria - Dream Area: It is great to be back in Bulgaria again, even if only by video.

Views on BG | January 10, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 409

BULGARIA MAY NOT SET STARTING PRICE FOR BTC

Reuters Sale consultant Deutsche Bank has advised Bulgaria's government to sell state telecom monopoly BTC through a two-stage tender without setting a starting price, a Deutsche Bank source said on Tuesday.

Views on BG | January 9, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 423

BULGARIA SAYS SPLIT STATE RAILWAY TO END MONOPOLY

Reuters Bulgaria has restructured indebted state railway company BDZ by splitting it in two, ending its monopoly in the sector, the Transport Ministry said on Wednesday.

Views on BG | January 9, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 409

MINISTRY SPOKESWOMAN: ARREST OF BULGARIANS IN LIBYA NOT DISTURBING

What happened in Libya is just an ordinary crime, neither the first nor the last of its kind, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Elena Poptodorova said, commenting the incident with the Bulgarians in a village near the Libyan capital Tripoli, who were detained

Views on BG | January 9, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 394

NOVEMBER EXTERNAL DEBT UP BY USD 161.1 M, FINANCE MINISTRY REPORTED

Bulgarian Telegraph Agency The government external debt totalled 8,593.

Views on BG | January 8, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 397

DEPUTY TRANSPORT MINISTER: RAILWAYS TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL IMPROVE

Steps are being taken for improving the travel conditions in the State Railways Company, Deputy Transport Minister Lyubomir Ivanov said.

Views on BG | January 8, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 357

VERHEUGEN CLAIMS EURO HAS TO BE INTRODUCED IN EU CANDIDATE STATES

EU Commissioner for Enlargement Guenter Verheugen insisted that there are no exceptions of the Euro introduction in the EU candidate countries in an interview for a German radio. All new members of the union should be able to introduce the new currency on

Views on BG | January 8, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 244

BULGARIAN ECONOMIST SUGGESTS GRADUAL REMOVAL OF THE CURRENCY BOARD

The Currency Board is a good decision, but just for a limited period of time, Professor Ivan Angelov from the Economy Institute with the Bulgarian Academy of Science said.

Views on BG | January 7, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 481

IRAN, BULGARIA TO BROADEN BANKING, TRADE COOPERATION

Abstracted from Tehran Times TEHRAN -- Visiting Bulgarian Deputy Minister of Economy Lubka Katchakova met here on Sunday with the Managing Director of Export Promotion Bank of Iran Norouz Kohzadi and signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on expansi

Views on BG | January 7, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 349

WEEKLY HOROSCOPE

Horoscope for the week ending January 11 ARIES (Mar.

Views on BG | January 7, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 329

BIG AUSTRIAN COMPANIES WILL MOST PROBABLY ACQUIRE MOBILTEL

Big Austrian consortium may buy biggest GSM operator Mobiltel, it emerged after a meeting of Transport Minister Petrov with representatives of the potential buyer of the first Bulgarian GSM operator in December. Minister Petrov did not make an official st

Views on BG | January 6, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 748