Politics

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: 619

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: 644

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: 840

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: 506

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: 1096

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: 563

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: 626

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: 959

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: 490

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: 474

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: 594

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: 605

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: 1322

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: 605

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: 527

UDF TO VOTE `AGAINST` THE CABINET OF SIMEON

The United Democratic Forces decided to vote `against` the cabinet of Simeon Saxe-Coburg on its session on Monday. `Simeon restored the presence of the Bulgarian Socialists Party in the government without having any political reason, and in that way chang

Politics | July 23, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 641

CHAIRMAN OF NATO ENLARGEMENT COMMITTEE COMES TO BG

The chairman of the US Committee on NATO Enlargement, Bruce Jackson, is coming to Bulgaria on July 25. During the two days of his visit he will familiarize himself with the preparations for the summit of applicant countries due to be held in Sofia on Octo

Politics | July 23, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 652

WHO`S WHO IN THE NEW CABINET

PRIME MINISTER DESIGNATE SIMEON Saxe-Coburg Son of King Boris III (House of Saxe-Coburg) and Queen Ioanna (House of Savoy), King Simeon II was born in Sofia on June 16, 1937.

Politics | July 23, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1027

150 GYPSIES SENT BACK FROM OSLO

Oslo extradited another 150 Bulgarian Gypsies with a Balkan Airlines flight to Sofia. The Norwegian authorities paid the travel expenses, including buss transport to Rousse.

Politics | July 23, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 673

POLITICS IN BRIEF

MG Corporation has filed a case against the state to the STRASBOURG COURT regarding Sofia INS insurance company, which was closed by the administration.

Politics | July 23, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 688

NATO TO CONDUCT EXERCISE ON THE BLACK SEA COAST

Foreign combat ships called at the Bay of Burgas Saturday to take part in a Bulgarian Navy exercise codenamed `Breeze 2001` under NATO`s Partnership for Peace Initiative. The exercise will be conducted in the southwestern part of the Black Sea under the c

Politics | July 22, 2001, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 647
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