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PRESIDENT POSITIVE ON THE ARMY REFORM, MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE, HE SAYS

The new Bulgarian President Parvanov estimated highly the reform in the Bulgarian army, adding that many more efforts have to be focused in that direction, it emerged after the first meeting of Parvanov as Commander-in-Chief of the Bulgarian Army with Def

Politics | January 25, 2002, Friday // 00:00

BULGARIAN NATIONAL RADIO MARKED ITS 67 ANNIVERSARY. ON JANUARY 25, 193...

Bulgarian National Radio marked its 67 anniversary. On January 25, 1935 state radio broadcasting in Bulgaria was launched by a decree of King Boris III.

Politics | January 25, 2002, Friday // 00:00

THE AL QAEDA TERRORIST ORGANIZATION WAS BUILDING A SERIOUS WEAPONS PRO...

The al Qaeda terrorist organization was building a serious weapons program with a heavy emphasis on developing a nuclear device, according to an exhaustive review of documents discovered in Afghanistan. The apparent al Qaeda documents were found in a Kabu

World | January 25, 2002, Friday // 00:00

COOPERATION WITH GREECE IN CRIME CONTROL DISCUSSED IN THESSALONIKI

Curbing the traffic of people and drugs and regular exchange of information about suspects were discussed by representatives of the Bulgarian Interior Ministry and the Northern Greece Police held on January 24 in Thessaloniki. The Bulgarian delegation to

Politics | January 25, 2002, Friday // 00:00

INDIA HAS TESTED AN INTERMEDIATE-RANGE NUCLEAR-CAPABLE BALLISTIC MISSI...

India has tested an intermediate-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile off its eastern coast. The test comes amid a tense military stand-off with nuclear rival Pakistan, though defense analysts say the Agni is seen more as a deterrent against nuclear-ar

World | January 25, 2002, Friday // 00:00

TEMPORARY DISRUPTIONS IN GSM OPERATOR MOBILTEL SERVICES ARE EXPECTED O...

Temporary disruptions in GSM operator Mobiltel services are expected on Jan.26 and Feb.

Politics | January 25, 2002, Friday // 00:00

USAID TO GRANT USD 250,000 TO FIGHT FIRES

An agreement with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for USD 250,000 for fighting forest fires was approved by the Cabinet. Deputy Prime Minister Nikolay Vassilev was authorized to sign the agreement, under which USAID will pro

Business | January 25, 2002, Friday // 00:00

THE NEW BULGARIAN PRESIDENT GEORGI PARVANOV SIGNED THREE DECREES ON HI...

The new Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov signed three decrees on his first working day. Parvanov decreed that the vice president can exercise the president's right to pardon, grant Bulgarian citizenship and refugee asylum; to appoint office holders in

Politics | January 25, 2002, Friday // 00:00

STATE SHIPPING COMPANY PLANS TO MODERNIZE FLEET

State-owned shipping company BMF (Navibulgar) plans to buy two second-hand cargo ships in an effort to modernize its fleet and remain afloat. The company’s pre-tax profit is expected to rise to BGN 985,485 from BGN 680,000 in 2000.

Business | January 25, 2002, Friday // 00:00

AIRPLANE FLYING TO ATHENS CRASHED IN NORTHERN BULGARIA

Small airplane, carrying post and other valuable packages, crashed at around 7.30 am near the town of Gorna Oryahovitsa, Northern Bulgaria.

Politics | January 25, 2002, Friday // 00:00

EUR 54 M TO BE EXTENDED FOR AGRICULTURE UNDER SAPARD PROGRAM

A draft agreement for extending a EUR 54 M-funding under the European Union pre-accession program SAPARD was approved by the Cabinet January 24. The grant will be released by the European Commission for support of agriculture and rural areas in the Balkan

Business | January 25, 2002, Friday // 00:00

CENTRAL BANK HEAD: BIOCHIM PRICE TOO LOW

The minimum price of BGN 95 M, set by the Cabinet for the sale of Biochim bank, is too low, Svetoslav Gavriiski, Central bank head, said at a conference, quoted by Reuters. He expressed the hope that good bids may exceed that price.

Views on BG | January 25, 2002, Friday // 00:00

FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIRMAN ALAN GREENSPAN EXPRESSED OPTIMISM THURSDAY AB...

Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan expressed optimism Thursday about the U.S.

World | January 25, 2002, Friday // 00:00

COIN TO REPLACE ONE LEV BANK NOTE

One-lev coin will replace the paper notes by July, Svetoslav Gavriiski, Bulgarian National Bank director announced. One- lev banknotes will be gradually distributed for circulation.

Business | January 25, 2002, Friday // 00:00

CABINET PLANS TO CLOSE PRIVATIZATION DEAL ON THE TELECOM BY JUNE

Bulgaria will launch a privatisation tender for the Bulgarian Telecommunications Company (BTC) in the next two weeks in a procedure expected to end by early June, Bulgaria's Deputy Transport and Communications Minister Nikolay Nikolov, who is also board c

Business | January 24, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

ELITE U.S. TROOPS ATTACKED TWO GUERRILLA COMPOUNDS IN SOUTHERN AFGHANI...

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World | January 24, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

BULGARIANS ABROAD DEMAND TRANSPARENCY IN OPEN LETTER TO CABINET

The Bulgarians, working in foreign and Bulgarian institutions and companies in Bulgaria and abroad welcome the Cabinet’s idea of establishing Consultative Council on Economic Growth issues, an open letter to the Cabinet from members of Bulgarian Velikden,

Views on BG | January 24, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

COMMUNICATION STRATEGY ON BULGARIA’S PREPARATION FOR EU ENTRY WAS APPR...

Communication strategy on Bulgaria’s preparation for EU entry was approved by the Cabinet January 24. According to Meglena Kuneva, Chief EU Negotiator, the program aims to familiarize the Bulgarian people with “the everyday dimension of EU membership”, as

Politics | January 24, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

THE SOFIA REGIONAL PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE REDUCED THE BAIL OF BGN 10,000 ...

The Sofia Regional Prosecutor’s Office reduced the bail of BGN 10,000 to BGN 1,000, imposed on Sofia Mayor Sofianski. On January 11, Sofia mayor Stefan Sofianski was accused of a criminal breach of trust on the Sofia Municipality Euro bond issue.

Politics | January 24, 2002, Thursday // 00:00
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