The Associated Press Romania's prime minister said Friday his country's commitment in the fight against terrorism has enhanced its chances of becoming a NATO member later this year.
The Brady bond swap reduced the net present value of Bulgaria's debt by USD 80 M, and the face value of the debt by USD 270 M, Finance Minister Velchev announced. Finance Minister Milen Velchev said on Friday the swap of Bulgarian Brady bonds for Eurobond
The Government will refer to the Prosecutor's Office the case with the so-called shorthand report from a closed governmental meeting that was disclosed in Bulgaria’s daily “Trud” on March 21. That will take place after an internal check on the issue is co
Parliament created temporary committee on religious issues that will work for better relations between the state and the religious institutions. The proposal for the committee was moved by Parliament Speaker Ognyan Gerdzhikov.
The employees of the Bulgarian Telecommunications Company (BTC) demanded 5% salaries increase in a special declaration, addressed to the Transport Ministry. Many employees from Sofia, Pleven, Stara Zagora and other towns, protested today in front of the c
Orders from investors, amounting to over BGN 2 B, have been received in the Finance Ministry, Finance Minister Milen Velchev told the Bulgarian National radio. The concrete results from the swap will be known after 1.
The earlier retiring of senior army officers will be enforced on July 1, and not September 1, the foreign policy, defence and security committee decided at a meeting March 21. President Parvanov expressed objections to such artificial ways of conducting r
The parliamentary majority rejected for the second time the demand of the United Democratic Forces that Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg and the ministers present in Parliament their views on the disclosed shorthand record of an Oct. 25 Cabinet meeting o
Thousands of people from across the country rallied in downtown Sofia on Friday, demanding that the government either improve its economic and social policy or step down. Confidence in the new Bulgarian government has been falling precipitously since the
The owners of two dogs that attacked and killed a neighbor in their San Francisco apartment building were found guilty Thursday of all charges against them, including involuntary manslaughter and having a mischievous animal that kills. One of the owners,
US soldiers in Afghanistan say they have found 10 bodies after American planes responded to an attack near an airfield in the east of the country, BBC reported. A military spokesman said they had also detained one person after the attack, near the town of
King Mohammed VI of Morocco has married a 24-year-old computer engineer in a break with tradition that is seen as a step towards modernising the country. It is the first time in Morocco that a royal wedding has been publicised, with the bride named and he
The Israeli security cabinet has agreed to show restraint following the latest suicide bombing in central Jerusalem. The Palestinian bomber and three Israelis died in the attack, which also injured more than 40 people.
The struggling Japanese economy is continuing to deteriorate, but the decline shows signs of slowing down, the country's central bank said on Friday. The bank of Japan's March report said the economic deterioration was expected to moderate steadily as pro
The opposition’s decision to contest in the Constitutional Court the act which ratifies the contracts on foreign debt restructuring did not reflect negatively on the investors in Europe, Finance Minister Milen Velchev said upon his arrival from London, wh
German-Russian company MAPS (MiG Aircraft Product Support GmbH) was selected by the Defense Ministry as a subcontractor in the project on upgrading Bulgaria’s MiG-29 fighter aircraft. The company did not participate in the tender for upgrading Bulgaria’s
Italian consortium Salgit may be awarded a concession for building two highway stretches in Bulgaria, Deputy Regional Development Minister Ivan Saev said. The proposals on the highway construction, part of pan-European road network, linking Western Europe
President Bush will welcome Bulgarian Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg to Washington on April 23, 2002, the White House Press Office reported. “Bulgaria is a good partner and friend of the United States which has actively supported the war on terrorism a
The Minimum Wage will be 50% of the National Average
Moody's Predicts Postponement of the Euro for Bulgaria