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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: 373

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: 395

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: 379

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: 357

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: 435

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: 384

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: 411

HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS:HUMAN TRAFFICKING FIGHT CRIPPLED BY CORRUPTION

Associated Press By Vanessa Gera

Views on BG | February 5, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 653

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: 402

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: 453

WEEKLY HOROSCOPE

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Views on BG | February 3, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 411

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: 355

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: 707

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: 277

GOVERNMENT’S FOREIGN DEBT FALLS IN 2001

Government’s foreign debt fell by USD 457,8 M in 2001 to preliminary USD 8,513 BLN on December 31, figures of the Central bank show. In comparison with November foreign debt marked a fall of USD 100 M and accounted for 67% of GDP at end-2001.

Views on BG | February 1, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 300

FOREIGN MINISTER: FUTURE OF BULGARIAN-RUSSIAN RELATIONS OPTIMISTIC

The state of Bulgarian-Russian relations could not be positively appraised at the moment, but the future is optimistic, the Bulgarian Foreign Minister Solomon Passy said in an interview for the Russian newspaper "Nezavisimaia gazeta".

Views on BG | February 1, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 418

BULGARIA RANKS SECOND IN AGRICULTURE EMPLOYEES

The number of people employed in the agriculture sector is highest in Romania, followed by Bulgaria, Litva, Poland, Financial Times writes.

Views on BG | January 31, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 242

MALEEVA HAS SEEN IT ALL

The Yomiuri Shimbun/Daily BY JIM ALLEN

Views on BG | January 31, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 337

BANKS’ ASSETS UP 25% IN 2001

The assets of Bulgarian banking system rose by 25 % in 2001 and reached BGN 12,2 BLN (USD 5,4BLN), figures of the Bulgarian National Bank, show. Confidence in the country’s banking system has been slowly recovering, after the severe financial crisis in 19

Views on BG | January 31, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 350

EU ANNOUNCES PLAN TO DEVELOP ECONOMIES OF NEW MEMBERS

ABSTRACTED from Associated Press By PAUL AMES

Views on BG | January 30, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 290

SMALL COUNTRIES COULD DERAIL EU ENLARGEMENT

BY Roger Wilkison VOA News

Views on BG | January 30, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 296