Politics

56% BULGARIANS FEAR FROM WORLD WAR

56% from the Bulgarians fear that the military operation that is planned after the terrorist attack in the United States will develop into a World War, a survey, made by the Sociological Agency NOEMA, showed. The survey was conducted between September 20

Politics | September 27, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 271

FINANCE MINISTER: I AM OPTIMIST FOR IMF AGREEMENT

`I do not know why everybody expects that we will sign the agreement with IMF for one week after the global changes that followed the assaults in New York and Wasington,` the Bulgarian Finance Minister Velchev told journalists, quoted by Dnevnik Daily. `I

Politics | September 27, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 406

THE USD 2 M BRIBE MAYBE FOR THE VARNA SHIPYARD

The Deputy Prime Minister and Economy Minister Nikolay Vassilev implied that the bribe for USD 2 M, asked from a ministry official, was for the deal of the Varna shipyard. Journalists asked Vassilev whether the bribe is for the shipyard and he said that t

Politics | September 27, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 252

BRITISH FOUNDATION TO HELP THE LEGAL SYSTEM

The Bulgarian Prime Minister Saxe-Coburg met the founders of a British Balkan Law foundation. The foundation will be involved in the modernization of the Bulgarian legal system and computerization of the services at Bulgaria`s courts.

Politics | September 27, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 361

BRITISH AIRCRAFT HARDLY RECEIVED AIR SPACE ACCESS

British transporting military airplane flew more than an hour over the Northern Bulgarian frontier. The Sofia Airport Directory for Air Control did not grant access to the Bulgarian air space to the airplane because it did not have permit for that.

Politics | September 27, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 367

BULGARIA`S READINESS TO ENTER NATO DISCUSSED

The Foreign Policy, Security and Defense Committee of the Bulgarian Parliament discussed at a meeting on September 26 the parameters of the reform in the Bulgarian Army. Defense Minister Nikolai Svinarov and Chief of the Bulgarian General Staff General Mi

Politics | September 27, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 391

AVIATION CHIEF: US PLANES MUST FILE FLIGHT PLAN

`The Bulgarian Civil Aviation Administration assumed responsibility for facilitating the flights in connection with the request for air corridors,` Civil Aviation Administrative Director Zakhari Aleksiev said, quoted by the Bulgarian National Radio. The f

Politics | September 26, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 467

BULGARIA OFFICIALLY CONFIRMED ACCESS TO AIR SPACE

The Bulgarian Foreign Ministry sent a note to the American Embassy in Bulgaria. The note confirmed that Bulgaria grants access to its air space to the United States and NATO.

Politics | September 26, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 360

BULGARIA PREPARED FOR BIOLOGIC ATTACK

`I will recommend to the Health Ministry to gather the national consultants and the experts. The aim of the meeting will be to review the action plan in case of biologic contamination danger,` Associate Professor Todor Kantardzhiev, consultant on microbio

Politics | September 26, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 341

UDF DEPUTY CHIEF: DIALOGUE FOR THE CORRIDOR NEEDED

Nadezhda Mihailova, Deputy Chairman of the United Democratic Forces and Former Foreign Minister announced her position on the Bulgarian grant of air corridor. Mihailova stressed, being a representative of a party that supports the Euro Atlantic democratic

Politics | September 26, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 316

BULGARIA SUPPORTS US ONLY WITH AIR CORRIDORS

Bulgaria has not committed itself to any other form of aid or support for the United States and NATO apart from providing air corridors. This was pointed out by Defense Minister Nikolay Svinarov for Horizont`s Radio program `Before All`.

Politics | September 26, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 373

CONSULTATIONS ON EU ANNUAL REPORT FINALIZED

The consultations between Bulgarian Chief Negotiator Meglena Kuneva with the EU and representatives of the European Commission finished late on September 25. The focus was on the annual report on Bulgaria`s progress in its preparation for accession to the

Politics | September 26, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 303

BULGARIANS IN RUSSIA SHOULD RETURN FOR VISAS

Bulgarians who are in Russia, Georgia or Ukraine should go back to Bulgaria. Visas should be issued for them so that they can legally stay on the territory of the above countries.

Politics | September 26, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 320

FIFTY DECEIVED WITH VISAS FOR CANADA

50 citizens of Stara Zagora complained in the regional police that the company `Infosens` deceived them with promises to arrange for them working visas, work and green cards. For more than a year, the company published ads in the regional press that it gu

Politics | September 26, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 329

NATIONAL SURVEY: 63% APPROVE THE GOVERNMENT

More than 37% approve what has been done by the Bulgarian Parliament so far, according to a survey, conducted by the National Center for Research of the Popular Opinion. The survey was conducted from September 7 to September 17 among 1004 Bulgarians.

Politics | September 26, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 404

PARLIAMENTARY COOPERATION DISCUSSED IN SKOPJE

The two day official visit of the Bulgarian delegation to Skopje ended on September 25. Foreign Policy, Defense and Security Parliamentary Committee Chairman Stanimir Ilchev led the delegation.

Politics | September 26, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 424

ELECTORAL CHAIR WITH SALARY EQUAL TO MINISTER PAY

The Parliament voted on September 26 the salaries to be paid to the members of the Central Electoral Commission. The salary of the Chairman of the Commission will be equal to that of the ministers – BGN 1150.

Politics | September 26, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 558

LEFTIST CANDIDATE MAY CHALLENGE STOYANOV

In case that the Simeon II National Movement does not announce a candidate for President, Coalition for Bulgaria will accept the proposal of the Euro Left Party for a separate strong leftist candidature. That became clear after the Socialist leader Georgi

Politics | September 26, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 275

DEPUTY PM: MEDIA EXAGGERATE ECONOMY`S BAD STATE

`The economy growth will be about 5% this year, i.e.

Politics | September 26, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 763

POLITICS IN BRIEF

`The budget of the Sofia municipality for 2001 will be closed with a deficit,` mayor Stefan Sofianski said. He asked the finance minister to cancel the free of charge use of public transport by some government officers as part of their bonus package.

Politics | September 26, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 348

THE FOREIGN INVESTMENT AGENCY CHIEF RELEASED

Prime Minister Saxe-Coburg released Georgi Tabakov from the position Chairman of the Agency for Foreign Investments, publication in the government` s web site said according to Dnevnik Daily. The order is based on Art.

Politics | September 25, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 363
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