Politics

DOZENS OF BANKNOTES THAT NEVER PASSED THE DESIGN STAGE IN THE 120-YEAR...

Dozens of banknotes that never passed the design stage in the 120-year history of the National Bank of Bulgaria (BNB) are on display at the bank's museum.

Politics | November 2, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 317

ONLY 63 HOSPITALS MAY CONTINUE TO FUNCTION

A special supplement to bill on privatization and post-privatization control was tabled in Parliament. It envisages the sale of all Bulgarian polyclinics, sanotoriums and 300 hospitals.

Politics | November 2, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 321

A SOURCE OF RADIATION WAS DETECTED AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE KREMIKOVTSI ...

A source of radiation was detected at the entrance of the Kremikovtzi metal plant in a truck carrying scrap metal, the Committee for Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy (CPUAE) announced. The truck has been moved to a radiation waste storage facility in Novi H

Politics | November 2, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 389

NEW RAILWAYS AND MARINE CHIEFS APPOINTED

Deputy Ministers Nahit Zia and Zlatolina Moukova, Anton Bourov and Anton Ginev became the new managers of the Bulgarian State Railways. Transport Minister Plamen Petrov ordered the new appointments.

Politics | November 2, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 434

PRESIDENT INSISTS ON NEW RADIO AND TELEVISION LAW

President Petur Stoyanov and thirteen representatives of the Bulgarian Media Coalition and the Association of the Private Radio and Television Stations were unanimous that Bulgaria needs new laws on Radio and Television. The president met representatives

Politics | November 1, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 320

SYNDICATES PROTEST AGAINST POVERTY, UNEMPLOYMENT

National peaceful demonstration against poverty and unemployment, organized by the two Bulgarian syndicates "Podkrepa" and the "Confederation of the Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria" took place on November 1. More than 10,000 people participated in th

Politics | November 1, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 422

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL WORLD PRESIDENT RICHARD KING WILL ARRIVE IN NOVEM...

Rotary International World President Richard King will arrive in November in Bulgaria. That was announced by the members of the Russe “Rotary Club.

Politics | November 1, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 518

291 SOUGHT REFUGEE STATUS IN BULGARIA IN OCTOBER

“291 people from 12 countries, including 36 children, applied for refugee status in Bulgaria in October,“ the Agency for Refugees with the Government announced on November 1. Refugee status was granted to 16 people (including 4 children) from 7 countries.

Politics | November 1, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 336

STOYAN GANEV, DIRECTOR OF THE PRIME-MINISTER`S CABINET LEFT FOR THE UN...

Stoyan Ganev, Director of the Prime-Minister`s Cabinet left for the United States. The visit is personal.

Politics | November 1, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 357

GREEN PARTY AND ROMA ORGANIZATION SUPPORT PURVANOV

The Green Party and the Higher Roma Court supported the presidential couple Purvanov – Marin. Alexander Karakachanov, leader of the Green Party and Purvanov signed on October 31 the agreement for support.

Politics | November 1, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 389

STOYANOV: “STRONG PRESIDENT” THESIS IS ILLUSION

"The thesis for the strong President is an absolute illusion, wrapped in good propaganda of words," Petur Stoyanov told supporters at a meeting in Russe. The meeting in Russe is part of Stoyanov’s two-day tour in North Eastern Bulgaria.

Politics | November 1, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 323

NOVEMBER 1ST IS THE DAY OF THE LEADERS OF THE BULGARIAN NATIONAL REVI...

November 1st is the day of the leaders of the Bulgarian National Revival. On the occasion of the holiday, President Stoyanov delivered a speech in the National Library “St.

Politics | November 1, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 329

`15,000 PEOPLE WILL BE LAID OFF FROM THE ARMY BY 2003,` DEFENSE MINIST...

`15,000 people will be laid off from the army by 2003,` Defense Minister Nikolay Svinarov announced. He added that after the approval by the Cabinet budget bill, he no longer has concerns that the Bulgarian army will not manage to meet the requirements of

Politics | November 1, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 354

POPE JOHN PAUL II TO VISIT BULGARIA IN MAY, 2002

Pope John Paul II will visit Bulgaria in the second half of May, 2002. Foreign Minister Solomon Passy announced that he had received a confirmation about the time of the visit from the Apostolic Nuncio in Sofia.

Politics | November 1, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 537

GAS DEALERS STARTED MASS PROTESTS ON OCTOBER 31 BECAUSE OF THE GOVERNM...

Gas dealers started mass protests on October 31 because of the governmental decision to introduce an excise on the “blue fuel.” 'We don't agree with the Finance Ministry on 0.

Politics | November 1, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 392

EXPERTS DISCUSS BULGARIA'S CHALLENGES AT HARVARD

Deputy Economy Minister Sofia Kassidova and US Ambassador to Bulgaria Richard Miles participated in a panel on the challenges that Bulgaria faces at Harvard`s University Kennedy School of Government in the United States. The two speakers highlighted diffe

Politics | November 1, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 402

NEW STATE AGENCY IN CHARGE OF PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

Draft amendments to the Public Procurement Act envisage the establishment of a new state agency in charge of public procurement. Its members are to be appointed by the Cabinet.

Politics | November 1, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 357

FUNDAMENTALISM TRAINING MEDIA ALLEGATIONS REFUTED

The Chief Mufti of the Bulgarian Muslims, Selim Mehmed, urged the British paper Guardian and all other media organizations to apologize to local people. The media reported that in the Bulgarian village Muslim fundamentalists are being trained.

Politics | November 1, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 326

BLACK SEA ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT STARTS IN JANUARY

`A new project of the Global Environmental Facility for reducing the nitrogen and phosphorus inflow into the Black Sea starts in January. Recent analyses proved that these two elements are the biggest threat to the Black Sea,` said Plamen Djadjev, Executi

Politics | November 1, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 422

MAJOR CORPORATIONS, CITIBANK CLIENTS, ARE INTERESTED IN THE PRIVATIZAT...

Major corporations, Citibank clients, are interested in the privatization of the Bulgarian tobacco monopoly Bulgartabac, representatives of Schroder Salomon Smith Barney of Citigroup Inc. said after a meeting with Apostol Apostolov, head of the Bulgarian

Politics | November 1, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 348

GOVERNMENT APPROVED 2002 BUDGET BILL

The Bulgarian Government approved at an extraordinary meeting the 2002 budget bill and the tax bills on October 31. A little after 5 pm on October 31, Finance Minister Velchev brought the budget draft to the Bulgarian Parliament.

Politics | October 31, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 321
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