Politics

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: 904

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: 540

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: 594

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: 545

SOCIALISTS NOT TO SUPPORT THE NEW CABINET

The Bulgarian Socialists Party` MPs will cast an `abstention` vote on Tuesday, when the new cabinet is to be approved by the National Assembly, party leader Georgi Parvanov announced. The Supreme Council of the Socialists party declared its decision not t

Politics | July 22, 2001, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 554

HOMBACH HOPES FOR COOPERATION WITH THE NEW CABINET

Europe is looking forward to the formation of the new cabinet in Bulgaria, Bodo Hombach, Special Coordinator of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe, said on Darik Radio Saturday. The way the world will treat the new incumbents will depend on the i

Politics | July 22, 2001, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 493

MEMBERS OF THE NEW CABINET OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED

Prime Minister Designate, Simeon Saxe-Coburg, officially announced the members of the new Coucil of Ministers on Sunday, 4 p.m.

Politics | July 22, 2001, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 605

SIMEON II ANNOUNCING THE GOVERNMENT ON SUNDAY

Prime Minister Designate, Simeon Saxe-Coburg, will announce the names of the new government members on Sunday. The first to get acquainted with it will be the MPs from its coalition who will meet at 10.

Politics | July 21, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 422

THREE DEPUTY PM AND TWO NEW MINISTRIES

The government will have three Deputy PMs and two new ministries–of energy and sport, parliamentary speaker Ognyan Gerdzhikov said. According to him minister of economy will be Deputy PM also.

Politics | July 21, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 428

MRF WITH TWO MINISTERS IN THE FUTURE GOVERNMENT

For the first time in 11 years the Turkish minority dominated Movement for Rights and Freedoms will have its ministers in the cabinet. Following 7 rounds of negotiations that lasted for 3 weeks, the NMS II and the MRF agreed to run the country together.

Politics | July 21, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 546

HEMUS AIR DEAL STOPPED

The Privatization Agency`s supervisory board rejected the deal on selling a 51 percent stake of Hemus Air to the chosen `Pirin Tourist` company. The members of Board didn`t approve the deal as the buyer does not have experience in the business and does no

Politics | July 21, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 375

BOMB PLANTED AGAINST GREEK CITIZEN

A bomb exploded in a Greek businessman`s green house at dawn yesterday. The explosive had been planted under the glass structures of the green house.

Politics | July 21, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 445

BULGARIANS SEIZED WITH 8 KGS COCAINE IN BRAZIL

Five Bulgarian nationals were captured with 8 kilos of cocaine at the international airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the BBC broadcast yesterday. According to the radio, this is the first evidence of the Bulgarian connection with the Latin-American drug traf

Politics | July 21, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 597

PRESIDENT TO MEET THE BRITISH QUEEN

President Peter Stoyanov will be on an official visit in Great Britain from 25 to 27 of July on the invitation of Tony Blair. The President of Bulgaria will have an audience with Queen Elizabeth II.

Politics | July 21, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 427

SIMEON SAXE-COBURG: PROFESSIONALISM AHEAD

Professionalism is the major criterion in the selection of the ministers, said Simeon Saxe-Coburg, premier-designated, in a blitz interview for Sofia`s`Standart`. He said that the cabinet will be ready till Sunday, `when he will have to hand in his propos

Politics | July 21, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 447

LIBYA DENIED MIHAILOVA GADDAFI MEETING

President Peter Stoyanov and outgoing Foreign Minister Nadezhda Mihailova consecutively denied information on the allegedly agreed meeting with Libyan leader Gaddafi. Tripoli also officially refuted the information, carried by the Bulgarian press, that mi

Politics | July 21, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 455

HACKERS TO BE IMPOSED PENALTIES

Fine of BGN 2,000 to 3,000 and 1 to 2 years in prison envisages a bill of amendments to the Penal Code, drafted by Mihail Mikov from Coalition for Bulgaria. The penalty shall be imposed on hackers who change or delete computer programmes or data.

Politics | July 20, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 549

STANDING COMMITTEES COMPOSITION APPROVED

The National Assembly Friday approved the composition and leadership of all of its 20 standing committees. Committee membership ranges from 28 to 16.

Politics | July 20, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1014

AGREEMENT ON COALITION GOVERNMENT SIGNED

The agreement on coalition governance between the King`s party and the Movement for Rights and Freedoms was signed on Friday, 3 p.m.

Politics | July 20, 2001, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 924

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: 434

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: 499
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