Politics

THE BULGARIAN ARMY HAS A NEW TRAINING CENTER

A new computer-training center was opened in the General Staff of the Bulgarian army building on September 17. Bulgarian army officers will be trained to use the information systems of the Defense Ministry.

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PM: NO CONCRETE THREAT FOR BULGARIA

`There is no concrete threat for Bulgaria after the US terrorist attacks,` Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg told journalists. There is nothing worrying at the moment and panics should not be created with ungrounded information, he also commented.

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SOFIA HOLIDAY NOTED WITH AN OFFICIAL CEREMONY

Sofia`s Municipality Council had an official meeting on the occasion of the Bulgarian capital holiday. The meeting started with one-minute silence in honor of the innocent victims in the US.

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SCHOOL YEAR OPENS WITH SCHOOLS ON STRIKE

Eight schools and three kindergardens in Russe are on strike because of unpaid salaries. 4000 pupils were not let in their schools because of that.

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GERGYOVDEN AND VMRO PROPOSE BALKAN SUMMIT SET UP

Bulgaria should initiate a Balkan summit that will determine the regional common politics on the struggle against terrorism, the leaders of Gergyovden and VMRO said that at a press conference on September 16 . According to Gergyovden-VMRO, the forum of th

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BREACHES IN THE HEALTH INSURANCE FUND DETECTED

The Parliament committee on Health Policy checks in details the National Health Insurance Fund /NHIF/. A working group checks the report on the execution of NHIF`s budget for 2000.

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DEPOSITS FOR CANDIDATE PRESIDENTS INCREASED

The deposit required for participation in presidential elections is raised from BGN250 to BGN 5,000, the Parliament voted. The new requirement is part of the changes in the President and Vice President Election Act.

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FORMER PM TRIAL STARTS NOVEMBER 14

The case on the murder of former Prime Minister Andrey Lukanov is to be heard in Court on November 14. Five people were charged with the murder of Lukanov: the Ukrainians Alexey Kichatov and Alexander Roussov, the construction entrepreneur Angel Vassilev,

Politics | September 17, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 413

FOUR KILLED IN MIDNIGHT GANGSTERS` WAR

Four people were killed midnight Sunday in a gangster war in Sofia and neighboring village Ivanyane, next to Bankya. A couple were killed in Krasna Polyana district in the city – Leonid (40) and Albena (28) and their two children were witnesses of the mur

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SPOKESWOMAN SUGGESTS COALITION AGAINST TERRORISM

Bulgarian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Elena Poptodorova said that setting up a big international coalition is one of the measures in the fight against terrorism that should be discussed. `Terrorism has no nationality or religion, and perhaps the measure

Politics | September 16, 2001, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 419

SOFIA MAYOR URGES SIMEON TO SUPPORT STOYANOV

Sofia mayor Stefan Sofyanski appealed today to the Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg to support current president Stoyanov in the forthcoming elections. He said Nationa movement Simeon II and United Democratic Forces must have one common candidate for pre

Politics | September 16, 2001, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 308

45 PAKISTANIS FOUND IN FUEL TRUCK IN GREECE

Police detained 45 illegal immigrants from Pakistan on Friday after they were found hiding in a fuel tanker with limited air sources, authorities said, quoted by Associated Press. Police said the immigrants were squeezed into the tanker that only had only

Politics | September 16, 2001, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 443

SPANISH PM AZNAR PAYS BRIEF VISIT TO SOFIA

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar arrives on a several hours visit to Sofia on Monday. Spain takes over European Union presidency January 1 and the aim of the Prime Minister now is to visit all candidate countries in his capacity of a future preside

Politics | September 16, 2001, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 365

BULGARIA INVOLVED IN NATO EXERCISE IN SLOVENIA

Bulgaria will take part in NATO military exercixwe in Slovenia, starting Spetember 17, Slovene news agency STA reported. Exercises are part of the Partnership for Peace programme.

Politics | September 16, 2001, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 368

DEMOCRATIC PARTY LEADERSHIP RESHUFFLES

Democratic Party leader Aleksandur Pramatarski was elected chairman of the supreme party council. Earlier on Saturday Veselin Metodiev resigned as Democratic Party supreme council chairman.

Politics | September 16, 2001, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 361

LABOUR BLOCK SUPPORTS SIMEON FOR PRESIDENCY

United labour block will support Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg if he decides to run for president, Krastyu Petkov, party president stated. In other case the labour will support any of the non-party candidates as prof.

Politics | September 16, 2001, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 324

ROMA DESEGREGATION PROGRAM CONTINUES

The desegregation of Roma schools began in Vidin in 2000 with 460 minority children. Montana, Pleven, Stara Zagora, Haskovo and Sliven were included in the programme this year.

Politics | September 15, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 333

FOREIGN MINISTER MET PARLIAMENT LEADING BODY

Foreign Minister Solomon Passy met the National Assembly speaker Gerdzhikov and the leaders of all parliamentary groups. `Passy did not ask the National Assembly to take extraordinary measures`, Parliament Speaker Ognyan Gerdzhikov announced.

Politics | September 15, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 351

REFUGEES FROM ARAB COUNTRIES NOT EXPECTED

`We do not expect a wave of Afghani, Pakistani or refugees from other risk countries to Bulgaria,` Interior Minister Georgi Petkanov said in Vidin. The increasing number of refugees that come to Bulgaria on their way to Europe turns out to be a serious, t

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WORLD BANK EXPERTS ARRIVE OCTOBER 1

A World Bank expert group arrives in Bulgaria on October 1. The experts and the Agriculture Ministry will assist farmers in drafting projects and business plans for funding under the SAPARD programme.

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FRANCE SUPPORTS BULGARIAN FOREIGN PRIORITIES

`France supports the Bulgaria main foreign policy priorities-EU accession and NATO membership, and appreciates its efforts in this direction, ` the newly appointed French Ambassador to Bulgaria Jean-Loup Kuhn said at a press conference. Ambassador Kuhn al

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