Politics

BULGARIA DIVIDED INTO SIX DISTRICTS

Bulgaria will be divided into six districts instead the current 28, Dimiter Kaltchev, newly appointed minister of state administration said today. It is the demand of the European Union also, he added.

Politics | July 28, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 740

GOVERNMENT TO MEET ON TUESDAY WITHOUT PM

The government gathers at an extraordinary session on Tuesday, was announced today. Ministries will not carry out the traditional sitting.

Politics | July 28, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 523

NATO PROMISED ROUND O`CLOCK DISPOSAL

We promised to be at the disposal of the Bulgarian Foreign Minister 24 hours a day, ambassador of Holland to Bulgaria Theophilus Six said after the yesterday`s working lunch of the NATO`s ambassadors with Solomon Passy. Eight ambassadors and six charge d`

Politics | July 28, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 668

BULGARIA MIGHT BE READY TO JOIN EU BY 2005

Bulgarian official said the country might be ready to join the European Union by 2005, a year earlier than expected. `Why not by the end of 2005 if everything is running so smooth?,` Bulgarian chief negotiator Vladimir Kissiov told reporters after meeting

Politics | July 28, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 565

11 CHAPTERS ON EU MEMBERSHIP NEGOTIATIONS CLOSED

The chapter on free movement of capital was closed in another round of talks on Bulgaria`s accession to the EU on Friday. Bulgaria gets a seven-year transition period after its entry in the EU before foreigners are allowed to buy land on its territory.

Politics | July 27, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 840

STOYANOV AND BLAIR DISCUSSED JOINT PROJECTS

President Stoyanov and British Premiere Tony Blair discussed during their meeting the possibilities for revocation of British visas for Bulgarians and for joint projects in third countries, mainly in Africa. Bulgaria`s aspirations for membership in NATO a

Politics | July 27, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 537

GOVERNMENT MET FOR FIRST SITTING

New Bulgarian government headed by Simeon Saxe-Coburg took first sitting in Sofia on Thursday. Up to 10 days the new Prime Minister will appoint head of its cabinet, chief secretary of the government also.

Politics | July 27, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 595

FOREIGN MINISTER URGENT CONSULTS ON MACEDONIA

Solomon Passy, the Bulgarian foreign minister convened an urgent meeting because of the crisis in Macedonia. Passy left immediately after the sitting of the Council of Ministers.

Politics | July 27, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 622

STOYANOV HONORARY GUEST OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II

President Stoyanov`s three-day official visit to the United Kingdom started with an audience granted by HM Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. President Stoyanov presented Queen Elizabeth with a replica of the rhyton from the Gold Treasury of Panagyu

Politics | July 26, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 816

CHAIRMAN OF US COMMITTEE ON NATO MET SIMEON

Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg talked Thursday with US Committee on NATO Chairman Bruce Jackson. The two discussed the 2002 NATO summit in Prague.

Politics | July 26, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 505

BUSH AND SCHROEDER CONGRATULATE NEW PM SIMEON

US President George W. Bush and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder have sent letters of congratulations on Simeon`s taking over as Prime Minister of Bulgaria.

Politics | July 26, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1075

STOYANOV CONSIDERS DIALOGUE WITH MACEDONIA

A brief discussion on the latest developments in Macedonia was held by President Stoyanov, Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg, Foreign Minister Solomon Passy and the Chief of Staff of the Bulgarian Armed Forces, General Miho Mihov. It took place at Sofia A

Politics | July 26, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 557

GOVERNMENT HANDOVER

Former Prime Minister Kostov welcomed the new government leader Simeon Saxe-Coburg and his ministers at a handover procedure and wished them good luck in exercising their heavy responsibility. Kostov gave the new Prime Minister a pen as a gift, wishing hi

Politics | July 25, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 615

TURKISH TROOPS TRAIN AT BULGARIAN SHOOTING RANGE

For the first time ever, Bulgarian troops fired weapons of the Turkish army at the range in Lozengrad (Turkey). The two countries exchanged military units for training purposes on Monday morning at the Kapitan Andreevo border crossing.

Politics | July 25, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 946

NEW IMF MISSION LEADER COMES TO BULGARIA

Jerald Schiff, the new Mission Leader of the International Monetary Fund for Bulgaria arrived on a brief get-acquainted visit to Bulgaria Tuesday. `The purpose of this visit is not to reach a new agreement but basically to hear the new government`s priori

Politics | July 25, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 476

PARLIAMENTARY SPEAKER MET WITH FOUR AMBASSADORS

Parliamentary speaker Gerdzhikov met on Monday the ambassadors of Belgium, Ukraine, the USA and Turkey. Gerdzhikov assured Belgium`s ambassador Edmond de Wilde of the continuity in Bulgaria`s foreign policy after the new legislature was constituted.

Politics | July 24, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 471

PRESIDENT STOYANOV LEAVES FOR THE UK

President Stoyanov leaves on a three-day official visit to the United Kingdom Wednesday on the invitation of British premier Tony Blair. This is the first official visit of a Bulgarian head of state to the U.

Politics | July 24, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 583

CHAPTER 19 OF THE EU NEGOTIATIONS CLOSED END JULY

`IT and Telecommunications` Chapter of the negotiations on Bulgaria`s EU accession will be closed on July 27, outgoing Transport Minister Slavinski announced on Monday. `The issue on the UMTS frequencies will not be an obstacle`, chief secretary of the mi

Politics | July 24, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 593

SIMEON`S GOVERNMENT COMES INTO OFFICE

Parliament voted into office the government of Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg on Tuesday by a vote of 147 `for` to 50 `against`, with 41 abstentions. The United Democratic Forces coalition said it could not support a government including representative

Politics | July 24, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1298

STOYANOV PRAISED OUTGOING PM KOSTOV

`Due to your success the new government will face less difficulties than you did four years ago`, President Stoyanov told outgoing Prime Minister Kostov during their parting meeting. `After the ruling of the UDF Bulgaria is a prudent, engaged and friendly

Politics | July 23, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 592

US SUPPORTS BULGARIA`S AMBITION TO JOIN NATO

`The US understands and supports Bulgaria`s ambition to integrate with NATO`, said the American ambassador Richard Miles said after meeting parliamentary speaker Gerdzhikov. According to Gerdzhikov Miles have said that if it were up to him he would do hi

Politics | July 23, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 512
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