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BULGARIA THIRD IN SE EUROPE ON GDP GROWTH INDICATOR FOR 2000

Bulgaria is third among the SE Europe countries as far as its GDP growth indicator is concerned. Bulgaria rates second in annual inflation in the same target group for 2000.

Business | December 12, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

FINES ON ILLEGAL TRADE WITH METALS PROPOSED TO BE INCREASED A LOT

The fines for illegal trading with ferrous and non-ferrous metals should go up thirteen times according to a Ministry of the Economy proposal. The proposal will be discussed at the next meeting of the Government.

Business | December 12, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

THE 23RD INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR OPENED ON DECEMBER 11 AT HALL 3 OF TH...

The 23rd International Book Fair opened on December 11 at hall 3 of the National Palace of Culture in Sofia. More than 500 publishers from Great Britain, Germany, France, Macedonia, Russia, Romania and Bulgaria participate in the fair, which will close on

Politics | December 11, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00

PRESIDENT:SS –23 MISSILES DESTRUCTION IS IMPORTANT FOR NATO ENTRY

Incumbent President Stoyanov said that the delay in the SS-23 missiles destruction will result in later than envisaged NATO accession of Bulgaria. He commented on the issue as a response to President-elect Parvanov’s statement that the SS-23 missiles dest

Politics | December 11, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00

AMENDMENTS ENVISAGE CORPORATE TAX TO DECREASE 5%

Under the amendments to the Corporate Income Taxation Act adopted by Parliament on December 11 corporate tax will fall from 20 to 15%. The amendments also provide for tax reliefs for new jobs creation in regions with unemployment rate 50% higher than the

Business | December 11, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00

NO AGREEMENT REACHED AT THE TRILATERAL COOPERATION COUNCIL MEETING

No agreement was reached on a 10% rise in electricity and heating prices at the meeting of the Trilateral Cooperation Council on December 11. The Cabinet's decree for 10% rise that the Supreme Administrative Court revoked on November 5 was discussed at th

Politics | December 11, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00

MINISTER WANTS IMF TO REMOVE ORDINANCE ON REGULATING SALARIES

Lidia Shuleva, Deputy Prime Minister and Social Minister, sent a letter to the International Monetary Fund Resident Representative to Bulgaria Piritta Sorsa, in which she insists that the ordinance for regulating the salaries in monopoly-holding companies

Politics | December 11, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00

BULGARIAN BUSINESSMEN WITH HIGHEST BUSINESS EXPECTATIONS IN EUROPE

Bulgarian entrepreneurs are the most optimistic in Europe regarding the development of business next year, according to a survey conducted by the Association of European Chambers and Industry. The Economic Review 2002 survey was conducted in 24 countries

Views on BG | December 11, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00

DUTY-FREE TRADE BETWEEN BULGARIA AND ESTONIA AGREED

Trade between Bulgaria and Estonia will be duty-free starting from January 1, 2001. Bulgarian cheese, vegetables, wine and liquor will enjoy unlimited access to the 1.

Business | December 11, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00

HOLY SYNOD SEEKS PM'S COOPERATION

The meeting of Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg with delegation of the Holy Synod on December 11 continued for more than an hour. Maxim, the Patriarch of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, and the metropolitans suggested that the laws adopted ten year ago th

Politics | December 11, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00

THE BULGARIAN NATIONAL SERVICE “BORDER POLICE” RECEIVED A DONATION FRO...

The Bulgarian National Service “Border Police” received a donation from Germany - 220 radio stations Motorola GP 380, worth DEM 225,000. The donation was handed to Defense Minister Petkanov on behalf of the Federal Minister of the Interior Otto Schily.

Politics | December 11, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00

IMF MISSION HEAD: I AM OPTIMIST FOR AN AGREEMENT WITH BULGARIA

“I am optimist for an agreement with Bulgaria,” Jerald Schiff, Head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission to Bulgaria said after a meeting with the economy team of the Government. The meeting was closed for media with the explanation that it wa

Business | December 11, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00

DR. VASSIL PANITSA WAS ELECTED CHAIRMAN OF THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF TH...

Dr. Vassil Panitsa was elected chairman of the municipal council of the Union of Democratic Forces late on December 10th.

Politics | December 11, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00

AMENDMENTS TO THE CRIMINAL CODE WILL ALLOW PRISONERS, WHO HAVE COMMITT...

Amendments to the Criminal Code will allow prisoners, who have committed grave offences to be released before the end of their sentence, Mario Dimitrov, Deputy Justice Minister, announced on December 11. According to him this could at least partly solve t

Politics | December 11, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00

ENERGY AGENCY HEAD: ELECTRICITY PRICES WON’T GO UP IN THE NEAR FUTURE

There will not be an increase in the electricity and heating prices in the next three months, Milko Kovachev, Chairman of the Bulgarian State Agency for Energy and Energy Resources said after a meeting with the officials from the International Monetary Fu

Business | December 11, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00

NATO SUPREME COMMANDER WITH POSITIVE REPORT ON BULGARIA

Foreign Minister Passy met General Joseph Ralston, NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe in the framework of his working visit to Brussels. Ralston told Passy that he will write a positive report on Bulgaria’s progress and will present the report in the

Politics | December 11, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00

BLAIR: I HIGHLY ESTIMATE PRESIDENT STOYANOV’S GOVERNANCE

British Prime Minister Tony Blair sent a letter to incumbent Bulgarian President Stoyanov on the occasion of his mandate’s enf. On November 11th, the Bulgarian people elected Socialist leader Parvanov to be the new Bulgarian President.

Politics | December 11, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00

LOGICA ANNOUNCED PREPAID SYSTEM SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH IN BULGARIA

Logica, the global solutions company and leading supplier of mobile messaging and payments, announced the successful deployment of a PrePaid solution at Bulgarian mobile operator Cosmo Bulgaria Mobile in co-operation with Greek systems integrator Intrasof

Business | December 11, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00

BULGARIAN BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVES ARE PUT AT A DISADVANTAGE IN COMPAR...

Bulgarian business representatives are put at a disadvantage in comparison with foreign investors, Bozhidar Danev, Chairman and Executive President of the Bulgarian Industrial Association, said on December 11 for Darik Radio. According to him businessmen’

Politics | December 11, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00

SWEDISH AMBASSADOR ASK: BULGARIA HAS BRILLIANT YOUNG GENERATION

On the occasion of the centennial of the Nobel Prize, Swedish ambassador to Bulgaria Sten Ask, held an inspiring speech at the Sofia University on December 10. In the grand aula of the university Ask spoke at great lengths about the Nobel Prize, its histo

Views on BG | December 11, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00

A PAIR OF ASTRONAUTS VENTURED OUTSIDE THE SPACE SHUTTLE ENDEAVOUR ON M...

A pair of astronauts ventured outside the space shuttle Endeavour on Monday, the second spacewalk in as many weeks to make repairs to the International Space Station. Linda Godwin and Daniel Tani wrapped some thermal blankets around the base of the statio

World | December 11, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00
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