Politics

PM KOSTOV: UDF IS GOING TO WIN

Prime Minister and chief of the ruling party Ivan Kostov stated for Trud daily that UDF will win general elections this Sunday. Questioned about the latest ranking that shows UDF as second political force, Kostov stated: `This polls are old 5 to 6 days an

Politics | June 15, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 915

EX PATS INVOLVED IN WAR OF LETTERS

More than 70 Bulgarian ex-pats said in a letter forthcoming elections on Sunday give the country a chance for a historical change. They welcomed the appearance of young professionals with international education and experience in Bulgarian politics.

Politics | June 14, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 860

EIU PREDICTS COALITION GOVERNMENT AFTER ELECTIONS

The latest analyses of Economist Intelligence Unit shows that National Movement Simeon II will lead on the general elections June 17 with a small margin. The next parliament is predicted to be a coalition between NMS II, currently ruling UDF and Movement

Politics | June 14, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 833

DOGAN: THE NAME OF FUTURE PM BEGINS WITH `S`

The name of the future Prime minister of the country will begin with `S`, Ahmed Dogan, leader of the Freedom for rights and freedom, the third largest party in Bulgaria said in a popular talk show last night at private national-wide bTV. The question of t

Politics | June 14, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 927

ELECTION NEWS IN BRIEF

Pre-election press center opens today at National Palace of Culture by Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Election results and press conferences will be broadcasted live on Bulgarian National Television, Nova TV and bTV.

Politics | June 13, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 942

ELECTIONS NEWS IN BRIEF

NMS II tax reform aims to take out of the shady economy 400,000 Bulgarians working in it, King`s expert Vladimir Karolev, said in a public dispute on Bulgarian National Radio.

Politics | June 12, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1017

SOCIALISTS LEADER ATTACKS AES AGAIN

Roumen Ovtcharov, deputy chairman of Bulgarian Socialist Party appealed to US company AES, which will invest in the construction of the new capacities of TPP Maritsa-East 1, to reveal the source of capital of company 3C. According to Ovcharov 3C is offsho

Politics | June 12, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 964

FINANCIAL TIMES ON BULGARIAN ELECTIONS

Former king Simeon II has returned in Bulgaria and now campaigning ahead of this week`s general election, article in Financial Times reads. While other former east European royals have made sentimental journeys to their homelands since the fall of Communi

Politics | June 12, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 952

PRESIDENT GAVE HIS SUPPORT TO UDF GOVERNMENT

The reforms implemented during the 4 years mandate of UDF were in the right direction, President Petar Stoyanov stated today at a special press conference. President expressed also his support for UDF political and economic policy implemented during UDF g

Politics | June 12, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1165

KING REFUSED TO APPEAR IN A TOP TALK SHOW

King Simeon II refused to appear in the most popular talk show in Bulgaria, Dnevnik daily reported. Slavi`s show is transmitted each work day at the private national wide bTV with approximately 3 millions of viewers.

Politics | June 12, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1260

MRF WITH TWO SCENARIOS AFTER JUNE 17

Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) forecasted short mandate to the next parliament. Two political scenarios are envisaged by MRF experts –King`s coalition to win the majority in the next parliament, if not to coalesce with UDF or MRF.

Politics | June 11, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1345

POLITICIANS UNITED ON CRIME FIGHT

Representatives of the main political forces and the chief prosecutor Nikola Filtchev have signed a common declaration on crime fight yesterday. The prosecutor`s office should be independent from the ruling party and government, representatives of UDF, NM

Politics | June 11, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1421

KING`S PROGRAM UNCLEAR PROF. HANKE SAID

Economic adviser to Bulgarian President prof. Steve Hanke expressed his concern about the vagueness of the economic platforms of the main political forces in Bulgaria.

Politics | June 11, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1539

ADDITIONAL POLLING STATIONS IN TURKEY OPENED

45 additional polling sections will be opened in Turkey for the Parliamentary elections in Bulgaria on June 17. The additional sections will be located outside the Bulgarian diplomatic missions in cities where many Bulgarian emigrants reside.

Politics | June 11, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1577

112 EX INFORMERS DISCLOSED AMONG CANIDATES

Personal Files Commission has disclosed today 34 more MP nominees as agents to former State Security. The total number of MP candidates disclosed as ex-informers running for the next parliament count 112.

Politics | June 11, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1671

WITHDRAWN KING`S NOMINEE TO SUE NMS II

Accused as collaborator with former State Security and withdrawn from king`s tickets nominee Ventzislav Dimitrov made a complaint against his removal. He declared his intentions to sue Bulgaria in Strasbourg court for calumny.

Politics | June 11, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1680

HACKERS ATTACK UDF ELECTION WEB SITE

Hackers crashed the election web site of the ruling UDF coalition during the weekend and distorted the available information. PM Ivan Kostov `appealed` electorate not to vote at the elections but to go to watch sheep at villages because of their abundance

Politics | June 11, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1760

INCIDENTS IN FRONT OF PARTY OFFICES

A man in a uniform of a police officer shot in front of the seat of the National Movement Simeon II in `Ilinden` municipality of Sofia yesterday morning. Two fired cartridges of a `Makarov` gun in front of the cafe have been found.

Politics | June 11, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1842

EXPERT PROPOSES VAT ABOLITION

A draft on abolition of VAT (Value Added Tax) payments upon the international services in the field of tourism was promoted at a public debate in Slanchev Bryag (Sunny Beach) by Vladimir Karolev, king`s economic expert. He declared before private propriet

Politics | June 11, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1871

KING`S TEAM AND UDF IN A PUBLIC DEBATE

King`s economic team held a public debate with government representatives from ruling UDF coalition, broadcasted on Channel 1 of National Television. Bulgaria`s economic development after the elections June 17, was discussed.

Politics | June 11, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2049

KING REPLACED ALL EX INFORMERS

King`s coalition withdraw ten nominees from its tickets yesterday. June 9 was the deadline for political parties and coalitions to replace MP candidates disclosed as collaborators with former State Security.

Politics | June 10, 2001, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2155
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