Politics

POLITICS IN BRIEF

The government approved two chapters of the accession negotiations with the EU on Energy Production, Regional Policy and Structural Instruments and Finance & Budget.

Politics | September 21, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 384

100 BULGARIANS WRITE LETTERS TO THE US

Over 100 messages commenting the US attack were written by people traveling in the Sofia underground. The letters were provoked by five displays of Metromedia, a company that advertises in the Sofia underground, the PR agency Lestra announced.

Politics | September 21, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 409

FORMER PA CHIEF ZHELYAZKOV OFFICIALLY ACCUSED

As of last Wednesday former Privatization Agency chief Zahary Zhelyazkov has been accused of misprision, Petyo Petkov, a prosecutor at the Supreme Court of Appeal said. The ex-chief of the Privatization Agency is being investigated in line with the `Incom

Politics | September 21, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 369

OFFICIAL REPORTED $ 200 000 DEMANDING BRIBE

During the rule of Peter Zhotev an employee from the Ministry of Economics demanded a bribe of $200,000 in order to let a privatization deal to be sealed, said Vice-PM Nikolay Vassilev for Standart. As the sum was not offered, the firm had been winding up

Politics | September 20, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 274

BULGARIA TO ALLOW AIRSPACE USAGE TO THE US

Bulgaria is ready to help the USA in rescue and peacekeeping operations. The concrete parameters will be written down in a new declaration, which will probably be voted today.

Politics | September 20, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 306

HIGH LEVELED DECISION MAKERS INVESTIGATED

360 persons who have made money illicitly are being investigated by the Chief Prosecutor`s Office, accuser Number One Nikola Filchev said yesterday. Among them are as well senior state officials from the `Kostov` cabinet.

Politics | September 20, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 316

NATIONAL TELEVISION JOURNALISTS DEMAND MEDIA CHECK

12 journalists from the Bulgarian National Television demanded from the Chief Prosecutor Nikola Filchev to order a check of the media. There are conflicts of interests, corruption and financial abuse in the television according to them.

Politics | September 20, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 510

THE CABINET INCREASED THE MINIMUM SALARY

The Cabinet voted the increase of the minimum salary from BGN 85 to BGN 100. The minimum hourly wage per working day for a five day working week will be 59 stotinki from now on.

Politics | September 20, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 307

HEAVY VERDICTS AGAINST THE MEDICS WILL BE APPEALED

In case that the verdicts of the Bulgarian medics, charged in intentionally infecting Libyan children, are heavy, they will be appealed, according to Bulgarian Justice Minister Anton Stankov. The verdict will most probably be announced on the September 22

Politics | September 20, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 336

PRESIDENT AND PARLIAMENT SPEAKER AT NATO EXERCISE

President Peter Stoyanov and National Assembly Speaker Ognyan Gerdzhikov arrived at Graf Ignatievo air base for the final stage of NATO`s air force exercise Cooperative Key 2001. Defense Minister Nikolay Svinarov and General Miho Mihov, Chief of the Gener

Politics | September 20, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 287

ELECTORAL COMMISSION VOTED FOR NOV 11 ELECTIONS

The Bulgarian Parliament elected a Central Electoral Commission. Maria Pavlova, professor at the Sofia `St Kliment Ohridski` University, will be the commission`s chairman.

Politics | September 20, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 557

CHECKS ON THE FORMER CABINET TO TAKE PLACE

`The Cabinet of Prime Minister Saxe-Coburg will review the actions of the previous government,` Georgi Petkanov, Bulgarian Interior Minister, announced, quoted by Info Radio. The checks will be made on all levels of the former ruling power.

Politics | September 20, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 278

NEW ANTI TERRORISM DECLARATION TO BE ADOPTED

The Bulgarian National Assembly discusses the adoption of a new declaration against terrorism, Info radio reported. The declaration was necessitated because of the new developments in the international situation.

Politics | September 20, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 304

EIGHT HUNDRED TEACHERS ON STRIKE IN RUSSE

The number of the striking teachers in Russe increased to 800. The German Language School in the town also joined the protesting schools.

Politics | September 20, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 322

FRENCH PARLIAMENT FAVORS BULGARIA`S EU CANDIDACY

`France considers that Bulgaria`s candidacy to become a member of the EU is equal to the bids of all other applicants,` Francois Loncle, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the French National Assembly. Loncle said that after a meeting with the B

Politics | September 20, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 381

DEFENSE COOPERATION WITH HOLLAND DISCUSSED

Bulgarian Deputy Defense minister Radi Naidenov had a meeting with his Dutch counterpart Dirk Bart on September 19. Bart is on a three-day official visit to Bulgaria.

Politics | September 20, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 421

EURO ATLANTIC REPS ARRIVED AT THE NATO EXERCISE

Representatives of the Political and Military Steering Committee of the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council arrived on September 19 at the Graf Ignatievo air base near Plovdiv. The purpose of the group is to observe the organization of the ongoing multinati

Politics | September 20, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 366

FOREIGN MINISTER TO ATTEND OSCE MEETING

The Bulgarian Foreign Minister Solomon Passy will attend the meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe member states. The meeting will take place in Romania on October 3 and October 4 this year.

Politics | September 20, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 313

MUTUAL TRADE WITH MACEDONIA INITIATED

The Macedonian Agriculture Minister Marian Gyorchev and the Bulgarian Deputy Agriculture Minister Boyko Boev decided to form an expert group for bigger bilateral cooperation in the sector. The experts will work on the improvement of the quality control of

Politics | September 20, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 326

60 BULGARIANS MISSING IN USA

More than 60 Bulgarian nationals from New York and Washington are being looked for by the Bulgarian General Consulate, Elena Poptodorova, spokeswoman of Foreign Ministry, said. Till now, contacts have been established with only ten of the searched people.

Politics | September 20, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 407

AIRPLANE REPORTED TO HIT OSLO IN 1966

Bulgarian airPlane to Hit Oslo was the plan of Palestinian terrorists in 1966, told a correspondent of the Russian daily `Novye Izvestia` in Sweden quoted by the Bulgarian National Radio yesterday. According to the newspaper, a 23-year-old Hazem Abdahla w

Politics | September 20, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 327
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