Politics

ONE KILLED AT A CAR CRASH NEAR AIRPORT

The Mercedes of the National Protection Service crashed in a Jiguli and killed a woman at the bridge to the Sofia Airport. The driver of Vice Prime Minister Kostadin Paskalev entered in the opposite roadway to avoid wrong overtaking incident.

Politics | August 25, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 515

PRIME MINISTER TO VISIT BRUSSELS FIRST

Bulgarian PM Simeon Saxe-Coburg is expected to visit Brussels in September 12, Sega daily announces quoting sources from Belgium capital. PM will meet his Belgium colleague, King Alber II, will visit also EU and NATO headquarters.

Politics | August 24, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 469

PRIME MINISTER MEETS NEW GOVERNORS

Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg met the 28 newly appointed regional governors and asked them to plan a clear strategy for the development of their regions. Fight against corruption should become the governors` top priority.

Politics | August 24, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 524

BOUTROS GHALI VISITS BULGARIA

Boutros Boutsos-Ghali, ex-Secretary General of the United Nations and present Secretary General of the International Organization of Francophone States will arrive in Bulgaria on an official visit on Monday. President Stoyanov invited him.

Politics | August 24, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 624

STOLEN BUS OF TURKISH JOURNALISTS FOUND

The bus stolen from Hrankov with which fans and journalists arrived before the Galatasaray – Levski Champions League preliminary round match was found near the village of Baikal which is in the Radomir region, not very far from Sofia. The thieves are stil

Politics | August 24, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 477

KOREAN DEPUTY FOREIGN MINISTER VISITS BULGARIA

The Korean Deputy Foreign Minister Choi Sung-Hong had political consultations on the bilateral relations with the Bulgarian Deputy Foreign Minister Ivan Petkov. Choi Sung-Hong also met Foreign Minister Passy.

Politics | August 24, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 642

BSP LEADER MEETS MACEDONIAN PARTNER

The leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party /BSP/ Georgi Purvanov met the Chairman of the Macedonian Social Democratic Union /SDU/ Branko Crvenkovski in Macedonia to discuss the situation in the country. Purvanov shared with his colleague BSP’s position t

Politics | August 24, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 442

FOREIGNERS TO PAY MEDICAL INSURANCE FROM DECEMBER

Foreign nationals holding short-term residence permit will be required to pay medical insurance from December, the Government decided. The cabinet amended the rules from the Public Health Act that said that the short-term foreign residents should pay medi

Politics | August 24, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 924

REST FOR KFOR US SERVICEMEN IN BULGARIA

Up to 160 non-armed servicemen from the US contingent of NATO’s troops in Kossovo will have short periods of rest in Bulgaria on the principle of rotation until April 2002, the government decided. The government took a similar decision in October 2000, wh

Politics | August 24, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 354

LITEX AND CSKA ADVANCED IN UEFA CUP

Results: see today in SPORTS section

Politics | August 24, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 368

BULGARIA AND US COORDINATE JOINT MILITARY EXERCISE

The commander-in-chief of the 6th US fleet vice-admiral Gregory Johnson arrived onboard the USS La Salle in Varna to pay an official visit. Vice-admiral Johnson and the Chief of Staff of the Bulgarian Navy Vice Admiral Peter Petrov are expected to coordin

Politics | August 24, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 503

12 NEW DEPUTY MINISTERS AND 2 CHAIRMEN APPOINTED

12 deputy ministers were appointed on August 23 and will start work immediately, wrote Dnevnik Daily. The Government appointed two Deputy Ministers in the Ministry of Defence, one Deputy Minister in the Ministry of External Affairs, one in the Justice Min

Politics | August 24, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 603

ECONOMY MINISTER VISITS TURKEY

The Economy Minister Nikolai Vasilev and Deputy Economy Ministers Lyubka Kachakova and Dimitur Hadjinikolov leave for a four-day official visit in Turkey at the invitation of the Turkish Industry and Trade Minister Ahmet Kenan Tanrikulu on August 24. They

Politics | August 24, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 507

FOREIGN MINISTRY SUPPORTS ESSENTIAL HARVEST

The Bulgarian Foreign Ministry acclaimed the North Atlantic Council decision to launch Operation Essential Harvest. NATO gave authority to General Joseph Ralston to deploy 3,500 troops to disarm the ethnic Albanian extremists in Macedonia on August 13.

Politics | August 24, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 597

PRIORITIES ANNOUNCED BY SOCIAL MINISTER

The Social Minister Lidia Shuleva announced that the main priorities of the Social Ministry are economic growth, higher employment and decrease in poverty.“We will work to reduce unemployment because it has reached critical minimum,” Lidia Shuleva was quo

Politics | August 24, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 411

VARNA PRISONERS STOPPED HUNGER STRIKE

The prisoners from the Varna prison stopped their protest after they received a promise for a meeting with the Justice Minister Anton Stankov. Plamen Panchev, in charge of prisons, had a three-hour meeting with the protesting group.

Politics | August 23, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 627

GALATASARAY STEP UP IN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Turkey`s Galatasaray booked their place in the Champions League on Wednesday after drawing 1-1 with Levski Sofia for a 3-2 aggregate victory in the third qualifying round.

Politics | August 23, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 499

PRISONERS FROM VARNA GO ON STRIKE

31 prisoners on remand from the Varna prison went on hunger strike. They protested against decree ?2 that allows criminals of serious crimes to cohabit with criminals of minor crimes.

Politics | August 22, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 519

POPE JOHN PAUL II WILL VISIT BULGARIA IN MAY

Pope John Paul II will visit Bulgaria next spring, most probably in May, was announced after a meeting between the Foreign Minister Solomon Passy and the Apostolic Nuncio in Bulgaria Antonio Mennini. The Pope will visit not only Christian Orthodox repres

Politics | August 22, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 428

PM DISCUSSES GORNA ARDA WITH TURKISH VICE PREMIER

Bulgarian prime minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg met last night with the Turkish deputy premier Mesut Yilmaz who arrived on a short private visit. Saxe-Coburg and Yilmaz discussed the future of the joint Turkish-Bulgarian project for the construction of a powe

Politics | August 22, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 470

KING OF JORDAN COMES TO BULGARIA THIS WEEKEND

Abdullah II, King of Jordan will visit Bulgaria on 25th and 26th August. Bilateral agreements on cooperation in education, science and culture, air communications and cooperation in health care and the medical sciences.

Politics | August 22, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 533
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