Politics

GERDJIKOV: `NATO MEMBERSHIP IN FOUR YEARS`

`If Bulgaria receives an invitation to join NATO in 2002 it will be fully integrated with the Pact two years later`, parliamentary speaker Ognyan Gerdzhikov said after the traditional lunch of the ambassadors of NATO member-states. According to him the tw

Politics | July 20, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 479

HIGHER SALARIES FOR MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT

Members of Parliament will receive base monthly salary of BGN 750, which is three times the average monthly wage of the employed in the public sector. The salaries increased by BGN 90 than in the 38th national Assembly.

Politics | July 20, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 566

MACEDONIANS ASK FOR ASYLUM

Eight Macedonian citizens have filed applications asking to be granted asylum in Bulgaria in the past month, Boiko Antonov, Chairman of the Refugee Agency announced. 25 Macedonians have asked the agency how they could extend their stay in Bulgaria.

Politics | July 19, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 517

AHMED DOGAN INVITED TO TRIPOLI

Ahmed Dogan, leader of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms, was invited to visit Tripoli with an official letter by the Libya`s ambassador to Bulgaria. `The doors of Libya are opened for the people of the MRF at any time.

Politics | July 19, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 477

US ATLANTIC COUNCIL APPRAISES BG DEFENCE INDUSTRY

The Atlantic Council of USA issued a report on the Bulgarian defence industry recommending that `the US and their NATO allies should assist Bulgaria in transforming and reorienting its defence industry but only if the country continues tightening arms exp

Politics | July 19, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 678

PARLIAMENT MEMBERS BANNED FROM MANAGING BOARDS

Members of Parliament cannot participate in management or supervisory boards of trade companies, the temporary committee of the 39th National Assembly decided Wednesday. The MPs will have to declare whether they have direct financial interest in a particu

Politics | July 19, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 518

SOCIALISTS DEMAND INQUIRY INTO KOSTOV`S CABINET

Coalition for Bulgaria submitted Wednesday a request on an inquiry into the activities of the government of Kostov between April 10 and July 5, 2001, i.e.

Politics | July 19, 2001, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 504

BG AIRPORT TO HOST NATO EXERCISE

`Graf Ignatievo Airport, which will host the NATO exercise codenamed `Cooperative Key`, is making good progress. The construction work must be completed on schedule for the exercise`, General Miho Mihov, Chief of the Bulgarian General Staff, announced.

Politics | July 18, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 627

ONE MINUTE VOTING TIME IN PARLIAMENT

Voting time in parliament was set at one minute, the temporary commission of the 39th National Assembly decided on Tuesday. The 15 seconds option proposed by the commission`s chairman Georgi Petkanov was not accepted by the caucuses of the Coalition for B

Politics | July 18, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 519

POLITICS IN BRIEF

`432 proposals for CABINET members have been submitted`, Antoniya Purvanova from the King`s movement announced, adding that large number were made by members of the public. The SNM MPs were given the opportunity on Tuesday to put forth candidacies for cab

Politics | July 18, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 485

NORWAY TO OPEN EMBASSY IN SOFIA

`Norway plans to open an embassy in Sofia`, Lyubomir Todorov, who is in charge the bilateral consular relations, said after meeting Arnt Rindol, Norwegian Ambassador to Romania. According to Rindol the emigration of Bulgarian Roma form the Rousse region a

Politics | July 18, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 534

KING`S PARTY AND MRF REACHED COALITION AGREEMENT

`The King`s movement and the Movement for Rights and Freedoms reached an agreement Tuesday for coalition governance of the country`, the movement`s floor leader Plamen Panayotov announced. It includes consensus on the priorities in the country`s governanc

Politics | July 17, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 557

REGULATIONS FOR REPORTERS IN PARLIAMENT

The Journalistic Union and the parliamentary leadership agreed on Monday to work out general regulations on the activities of reporters in the parliament. They will be effective from mid-September.

Politics | July 17, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 476

BRITAIN`S DEFENCE CHIEF VISITS BULGARIA

Admiral Sir Michael Boyce, Britain`s Chief of the Defence Staff, arrives Tuesday on a three-day official visit at the invitation of General Miho Mihov, Chief of the Bulgarian General Staff. Admiral Boyce will revise the progress of the reform in the arme

Politics | July 17, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 551

MTG REPRESENTATIVE TO SUE NOVA TV

Kevork Kevorkyan, former TV anchor, the most famous in Bulgaria and currently Swedish Modern Times Group representative will sue private Nova TV, he stated officially. Nova TV was deprived this weekend national-wide telecommunications license after Kevork

Politics | July 17, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 819

SMOKING IN THE PARLIAMENT BUILDING BANNED

Smoking in the building of parliament was banned today with order signed by newly elected chief of staff Ognjan Avramov. Members of parliament can smoke only in the caf? bar of the parliament and in the press center.

Politics | July 17, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 519

SOCIALISTS EXPERTS INVITED TO THE GOVERNMENT

At least two of our socialists experts were invited to join the new cabinet, Georgi Parvanov. BSP leader said.

Politics | July 17, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 489

BULGARIA TO OPEN 7 CHAPTERS DURING BELGIUM TERM

Diring its six-month presidency of the European Union Belgium intends to open another seven chapters of Bulgaria`s accession negotiations with the EU. This is included in the programme of the presidency on enlargement, which was presented in Brussels yest

Politics | July 17, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 583

PLOVDIV DEMANDS EQUAL STATUTE WITH THE CAPITAL

Plovdiv Mayor Dr Ivan Chomakov demanded the town to be granted a special statute while forming the budget and the territorial structuring by analogy of Sofia. It took place yesterday during a meeting between the mayor and Plovdiv MPs from all political fo

Politics | July 17, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 615

SIMEON REMAINS THE DOOR OPEN TO UDF

The outgoing ruling partyu United Democratic Forces believes at this point that there are grounds to discuss possible political support for some of the main points of the policy of the Simeon II National Movement without its participation in a coalition g

Politics | July 16, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 584

SNM PROMISES 100 000 JOBS ANNUALLY

`The King`s coalition (SNM) plans to create 100,000 jobs annually`, Nikolai Vassilev, in charge of the economic team of the SNM and possible Minister of Economy, told the national radio on Sunday. In his view it is fully feasible.

Politics | July 16, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 519
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