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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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,
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
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
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
”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
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.
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
Associated Press By Vanessa Gera
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.
Financial Times By Robert Anderson and Stefan Wagstyl
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.
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
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.
Direct Investment into Bulgaria on the Rise Y/Y
A Third of Bulgarians Facing Energy Poverty