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ROMANIA'S PM: SUPPORT OF WAR AGAINST TERROR HELPS NATO BID

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.

Views on BG | March 22, 2002, Friday // 00:00

ECB CALLS FOR CAUTION IN EU CONVERGENCE POLICY

ABSTRACTED from Reuters By Justyna Pawlak

Views on BG | March 22, 2002, Friday // 00:00

BULGARIA'S DEBT REDUCED BY USD 80 M AFTER SWAP

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

Business | March 22, 2002, Friday // 00:00

SHORTHAND REPORT CASE TO BE REFERRED TO THE PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE

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

Politics | March 22, 2002, Friday // 00:00

PARLIAMENT CREATED TEMPORARY COMMITTEE ON RELIGIOUS ISSUES THAT WILL W...

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.

Politics | March 22, 2002, Friday // 00:00

TELECOM EMPLOYEES PROTEST, WANT 5% PAY RISE

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

Business | March 22, 2002, Friday // 00:00

ORDERS FOR OVER BGN 2 B RECEIVED FOR THE FOREIGN DEBT DEAL

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.

Business | March 22, 2002, Friday // 00:00

THE EARLIER RETIRING OF SENIOR ARMY OFFICERS WILL BE ENFORCED ON JULY ...

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

Politics | March 22, 2002, Friday // 00:00

THE PARLIAMENTARY MAJORITY REJECTED FOR THE SECOND TIME THE DEMAND OF ...

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

Politics | March 22, 2002, Friday // 00:00

PROTESTERS DEMAND CHANGES IN ECONOMIC POLICY

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

Politics | March 22, 2002, Friday // 00:00

FT: BULGARIA TO REVEAL BRADY SWAP RESULT

Financial Times By Arkady Ostrovsky

Views on BG | March 22, 2002, Friday // 00:00

THE OWNERS OF TWO DOGS THAT ATTACKED AND KILLED A NEIGHBOR IN THEIR SA...

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,

World | March 22, 2002, Friday // 00:00

US SOLDIERS IN AFGHANISTAN SAY THEY HAVE FOUND 10 BODIES AFTER AMERICA...

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

World | March 22, 2002, Friday // 00:00

KING MOHAMMED VI OF MOROCCO HAS MARRIED A 24-YEAR-OLD COMPUTER ENGINEE...

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

World | March 22, 2002, Friday // 00:00

THE ISRAELI SECURITY CABINET HAS AGREED TO SHOW RESTRAINT FOLLOWING TH...

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.

World | March 22, 2002, Friday // 00:00

THE STRUGGLING JAPANESE ECONOMY IS CONTINUING TO DETERIORATE, BUT THE ...

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

World | March 22, 2002, Friday // 00:00

BRADY-EURO BOND SWAP RESULTS TO BE KNOWN TODAY

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

Business | March 22, 2002, Friday // 00:00

GERMAN-RUSSIAN MAPS - SUBCONTRACTOR IN MIG-29 UPGRADE

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

Business | March 22, 2002, Friday // 00:00

ITALY’S SALGIT MAY BUILD HIGHWAY STRETCHES

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

Business | March 22, 2002, Friday // 00:00

PM MEETS PRESIDENT BUSH APRIL 23

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

Politics | March 22, 2002, Friday // 00:00
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