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NATO SECRETARY GENERAL ARRIVES OCTOBER 4TH

The NATO Secretary General Lord George Robertson arrives in Bulgaria on October 4 for the summit of the ten NATO applicant countries that will take place on October 5. The Bulgarian President Stoyanov will meet Lord Robertson at the airport.

Politics | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

PRESIDENT FOR `NEW ALLIANCE` AGAINST TERRORISM

`The issue of NATO expansion is not as important as the creation of a community that shares common values,` Bulgarian President Stoyanov said at a news conference, quoted by the Bulgarian National Radio. President Stoyanov added that he is to reiterate hi

Politics | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

BG CANDIDATURE FOR SECURITY COUNCIL VOTED OCT 8

The Bulgarian candidature for non-permanent membership in the Security Council is to be voted on October 8 at the General Assembly of the UN. That was announced by the Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Elena Poptodorova.

Politics | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

GEN. MARIN~SOCIALIST VICE PRESIDENT NOMINATION

General Anguel Marin will be nominated for leftist Vice President, was decided at a plenary session of the Higher Council of the Bulgarian Socialist Party. The delegates approved the candidature of Marin with 87 votes in favor.

Politics | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

BIG DECREASE IN THE NUMBER OF BULGARIANS UNDER 20

The Bulgarian National Statistical Institute released prliminary data on the last count of the Bulgarian population from March, 2001. The results are from a 2% from the surveyed or 196,000 from the Bulgarians.

Politics | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

BEER UNION: BEER EXCISE TO BE SMOOTHLY INCREASED

`Bulgarian breweries insist that the Bulgarian Government increases beer excise duty smoothly, `the Union of Bulgarian Brewers said. The Union proposed 20% to 26 % annual rise of the excise duty until 2006.

Business | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

PROJECT ON IMPROVED BUSINESS QUALITY TO START

`A project of the Bulgarian government for EUR 8 M, financed by the Phare Programme will be launched next week,` Hermann Hagspiel, adviser at the Delegation of the European Commission said. The main purpose of the project is to raise the quality of small

Business | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

USAID DISCUSSED PRIORITIES WITH FINANCE MINISTER

`Local self-government and the financial decentralization of municipal budgets are USAID`s most important projects in Bulgaria,` the Agency`s director for Bulgaria Debra McFarland said after a meeting with Finance Minister Milen Velchev. At the meeting, t

Politics | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

MAJOR BANKS WITH INTEREST IN LEAD AND ZINC PLANT

Several major banks, including the World Bank, expressed interest in providing money for a project for processing of waste to extract lead and zinc in the Lead and Zinc plant in Kurdzhali, Southern Bulgaria. The project will cost about USD 10 M, Economic

Business | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

GERMAN FOREIGN MINISTER ARRIVES FOR NATO SUMMIT

Christoph Zoepel, Minister of State at the German Foreign Ministry is expected to arrive for political talks in Bulgaria, the German Embassy in Sofia announced. Zoepel will attend a conference on `The Contribution of New Democracies to Euro-Atlantic Secur

Politics | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

MORE US AND NATO DEMANDS TO BE EXPECTED

`The decision of NATO member states to support Washington will undoubtedly have a impact on the behaviour of the countries wishing to join the Alliance,` Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Elena Poptodorova said. Poptodorova said that as comment on the statemen

Politics | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

NATIONAL MOVEMENT: CABINET REMAINS STABLE

`The future of the political agreement between the Movement for Rights and Freedoms and the Simeon II National Movement is not threatened,` Plamen Panayotov, leader of the Parliamentary Group of the Simeon II National Movement said, quoted by Info Radio.

Politics | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

CEYLAN HOLDING TO FILE CLAIM AGAINST BG IN PARIS

The Turkish Ceylan Holding threatened to start legal proceedings in the Paris Court of Arbitration in case that Bulgaria suspends the construction works of the Gorna Arda hydropower complex in the Rhodopes mountain. There is an escape clause in the joint

Business | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

EX MOBIKOM CEO TO HEAD MACEDONIAN TELECOM

John Munnery will be the new CEO of the Macedonian Telecoms Company, Mekedonski Telekomunikacii AD ( Mak Tel.) Munnery used to be Chief Executive Director of the first Bulgarian mobile phone operator Mobikom.

Business | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

RULING PARTY PARTNER WITH PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION

The Movement for Rights and Freedoms, the coalition partner of the ruling Simeon II National Movement, will nominate in three days separate candidate for the presidential elections that will take place on November 11. The candidate will not be any party`s

Politics | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

MEDIA ACT AMENDMENTS MAY CONFLICT EC REQUIREMENTS

`The amendments to the Radio and Television Act might lead to an unprecedented conflict with the European Union and even to re-opening of the Culture and Audio-video Policy chapter from the accession negotiations with the European Union,` sources from the

Politics | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

EC DIRECTOR GENERAL: BULGARIA SHOULD JOIN EU

`Bulgaria should become a EU member, `Eneko Landaburu, European Commission`s Director General of Enlargement said. Landaburu is on a two-day official visit to Bulgaria.

Politics | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

STEELMAKER KREMIKOVTSI OUTPUT DOWN WITH 15%

`The Bulgarian metallurgical plant Kremikovtzi will reduce its output with 15%,`sources from the company announced. The unfavorable situation in the international markets prompted that move.

Business | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

NEW SKI CENTER IN RHODOPES TO BE CONSTRUCTED

`An expert Council of the Environment Ministry has approved a project for building a new skiing center in the Rhodopes mountains called Perelik,` Atanas Kadjebov, Chief Architect of the district center of Smolyan said. Perelik will be the second skiing ce

Business | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

BULGARIA TO NEGOTIATE WITH ARAB INVESTORS

`Bulgaria will seek investments from the Middle East and Central Asia,`Nikolay Marinov, the newly appointed director of the Foreign Investments Agency said on October 3. Marinov and his predecessor Georgi Tabakov answered journalists` questions then.

Business | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

BG ARMY GENERAL DENIES MEDIA ALLEGATIONS

`The operation of the Bulgarian Army structures has be reviewed according to criteria, set by the Defense Ministry and under the supervision of the ministry`s political leadership. Neither the General Staff nor any of its bodies initiated individual actio

Politics | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00
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