Politics

ASKED WHETHER THE RUMOURS THAT HE IS TO FORM A NEW RIGHT PARTY, SOFIA ...

Asked whether the rumours that he is to form a new right party, Sofia mayor Stefan Sofianski said that he will answer to this question at his 50th anniversary, the Bulgarian National Radio reported. His birthday is on November 7.

Politics | October 26, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 309

PM PRESENTED GOVERNMENTAL PROGRAM IN PARLIAMENT

`Stable macroeconomic framework and higher living standards are the topmost aims of the Government of the Simeon II National Movement,` Prime Minister Saxe-Coburg said as he presented the governmental program in Parliament on October 26. `The principal go

Politics | October 26, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 420

PRESIDENT: I WISH SUCCESS TO THE GOVERNMENT

The Bulgarian President Stoyanov attended the ceremony during which the National Guards were sworn in. Defense Minister Svinarov also attended the ceremony in front of the "Alexander Nevski" cathedral in Sofia.

Politics | October 26, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 353

THE MINISTER OF STATE ADMINISTRATION DIMITUR KALCHEV MET FOR THE FIRST...

The Minister of State Administration Dimitur Kalchev met for the first time all regional governors. He told them that the 2002 draft budget for the municipalities is 10% less than this year`s budget.

Politics | October 26, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 278

FROM THE HEADQUARTERS OF `COALITION FOR BULGARIA` ANNOUNCED THAT THEY ...

From the headquarters of `Coalition for bulgaria` announced that they will put "F" to the Bulgarian Government for the first 100 days since it stepped in power, Info Radio reported.

Politics | October 26, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 319

SIMEON II NATIONAL MOVEMENT (SNM) SECRETARY AND FLOOR LEADER PLAMEN PA...

Simeon II National Movement (SNM) secretary and floor leader Plamen Panayotov told the Austrian People Party floor leader Friedrich Koenig that the movement wishes to become member of the European People's Party (EPP) after its transformation into a party

Politics | October 26, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 340

160 ENGINES OF THE BULGARIAN STATE RAILWAYS WILL BE EQUIPPED WITH HIGH...

160 engines of the Bulgarian State Railways will be equipped with high-tech Alkatel systems from Austria. The new systems improve the safety of the traffic and facilitate servicing.

Politics | October 26, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 289

AN INTER-INSTITUTIONAL COUNCIL ON TOURISM WILL COORDINATE AND IMPLEMEN...

An inter-institutional council on tourism will coordinate and implement the state policy in the sector, it emerged during the discussions on the draft of the new Tourism Act. The council will include ministers and heads of institutions and will be chaired

Politics | October 26, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 310

BULGARIA-EU PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE TO MEET OCT 29

The 13th session of the Bulgarian-EU joint parliamentary committee will take place October 29 and 30. The participants in the meeting will hear the positions of the Cabinet and the leadership of the EU Council and the European Commission on issues related

Politics | October 26, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 326

BULGARIA ACCUSED OF ARMS EXPORTS TO TERRORISTS

The US proposals for US-European Union (EU) cooperation on counter-terrorism were presented in Brussels last week. Bulgarian supplies of arms and missile parts to certain countries were reported, Dnevnik Daily wrote, quoting Reuters.

Politics | October 26, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 304

BULGARIA RESPONDENT IN 60 CASES IN STRASBOURG

`At the moment Bulgaria is respondent in 60 cases, including 40 pending ones, with the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg,` Galina Samaras, the only agent of the Bulgarian Government in Strasbourg, said. Samaras spoke during a two-day seminar on

Politics | October 26, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 355

MINISTER DISCUSSES COOPERATION IN BUCHAREST

NATO enlargement and cooperation within the Vilnius group were discussed during the talks between Bulgarian Foreign Minister Solomon Passy and his Romanian counterpart Mircea Dan Geoana. The two ministers met on October 25 in Bucharest within the two-day

Politics | October 26, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 407

ELECTION OFFICIAL DOUBTS INDZHOVA`S RIGHT TO RUN

“The Central Electoral Commission (CEC) and the Cabinet have been misled during the competition for scrutineer at the presidential elections,” Mikhail Kostantinov, CEC member from the United Democratic Forces quota, announced. Kostantinov claims that the

Politics | October 25, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 538

ELECTRONIC MEDIA COUNCIL TO BE ESTABLISHED

An Electronic Media Council will be established after Parliament passed conclusively amendments to the law on radio and television. Within two weeks after the amendments become effective, Parliament and the President of Bulgaria have to choose and appoint

Politics | October 25, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 491

CHRIS PATTEN, MEMBER OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION RESPONSIBLE FOR EXTERN...

Chris Patten, Member of the European Commission responsible for External Relations, said during the Stability Pact meeting in Bucharest that Bulgaria and Romania have made substantial progress, Info Radio reported, quoting the Romanian Agency Media Fax.

Politics | October 25, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 390

REUTERS MADE A FIVE-PAGE PHOTO REPORTAGE, DEDICATED TO THE BULGARIAN R...

Reuters made a five-page photo reportage, dedicated to the Bulgarian Roma and launched it in the worldwide information network. The Sofia photo correspondent Dimitur Dilkov went to Ivailovgrad, 330km away from the border to capture typical pictures of th

Politics | October 25, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 618

THE GOVERNMENT WILL PRESENT ITS PROGRAM IN PARLIAMENT. STILL, DEBATE I...

The Government will present its program in Parliament. Still, debate is not planed.

Politics | October 25, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 365

TWO NEW CHAPTERS IN EU NEGOTIATIONS MAY BE OPENED

Bulgaria is expected to open two new chapters on its accession to the EU at the next session of the Intergovernmental Conference in Brussels. The Conference will be held at the level of chief negotiators on October 25 and October 26, the Foreign Ministry

Politics | October 25, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 441

ENERGY MINISTRY MAY BE SET UP BY JANUARY, 2001

A bill approved by the government on October 25 extends the deadline for installing heat-meters till September 30, 2002. The amendments to the law on energy and energy efficiency envisage fines to be imposed on subscribers after that date.

Politics | October 25, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 585

THE STABILITY PACT IS TO GRANT BULGARIA EUR 400 M AT ITS REGIONAL CONF...

The Stability Pact is to grant Bulgaria EUR 400 M at its Regional conference in Bucharest. Bulgaria and Romania, which are negotiating their accession to the European Union, will get the largest parts of the sum.

Politics | October 25, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 516

MINISTER: BRUSSELS AGAINST BG STATE OFFICIAL ACT

“The amendments to the State Official Act will change all its texts,” Dimitur Kalchev, Minister of State Administration, said in Russe. According to the Minister, Brussels does not accept the current act because it secures the official’s position regardle

Politics | October 25, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 519
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