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GOROUBSO~MADAN GRANTED TWO CONCESSIONS

`Goroubso-Madan was granted two concessions for 30-year exploitation of the Petrovitza and Krushev Dol deposits`, Subi Kichukov, Deputy Director of the company, announced. The annual fees for the concessions will depend on the quantity of ore extracted.

Business | August 18, 2001, Saturday // 00:00

SPANISH PM AZNAR TO VISIT BULGARIA IN A MONTH

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar will arrive on a visit to Bulgaria on September 17, 2001. This became clear after a meeting between Bulgarian Transport Minister Plamen Petrov and Spanish Ambassador to Bulgaria Jose Angel Lopez Jorrin.

Politics | August 18, 2001, Saturday // 00:00

STEAM HEATING UP BY 30% IN THE FALL

`The price for using central steam heating in Bulgaria will grow in the fall and this is already envisaged in the budget`, Deputy Prime Minister Nikolay Vassilev announced. The raise will be by 30% at the least and in some of the towns the prices will be

Business | August 18, 2001, Saturday // 00:00

POLITICS IN BRIEF

The government approved Bulgaria`s participation in the Culture 2000 program of the European Union in the 2001-2004 period. The project is financed under the Phare program and the expenses on the program amount to BGN 220 000 a year.

Politics | August 18, 2001, Saturday // 00:00

CUSTOMS DEPARTMENTS` CHIEFS SHIFT POSITIONS

Emil Dimitrov, Director of the Customs Agency, released some of the chiefs of the customs departments and reappointed others on different positions. Krassidar Bikov, head of Sofia Airport customs department, was appointed deputy director of `Passengers an

Politics | August 18, 2001, Saturday // 00:00

PRIME MINISTER TO CONTROL STATE TREASURY

Prime Minister Saxe-Coburg will control directly the money in the treasury. After the Deputy Prime Ministers, who had to watch the finances, didn`t reach an agreement, the Ministry of Finance came to be directly controlled by Simeon.

Politics | August 18, 2001, Saturday // 00:00

36 T OF RICE IMPORTED ILLEGALLY IN 2000, 10 000 HA OF RICE FIELDS ABANDONED

`Some 36 tons of rice were imported illegally into Bulgaria last year`, Dimiter Yonchev, Chairman of the Union of Rice Growers in Bulgaria, announced. `Besides that the customs duties of 160 dollars/ton are very low`, he added.

Views on BG | August 17, 2001, Friday // 00:00

NEW TOBACCO STANDARDS POSTPONED

The minimum tobacco quality requirements will be mandatory for tobacco producers from the beginning of next year. This is envisaged by the latest amendment to the implementing regulations for the Tobacco and Tobacco Goods Act approved by the ministers yes

Business | August 17, 2001, Friday // 00:00

GOVERNMENT WITH SPECIAL MEETING ON GOVERNORS

The cabinet meets on Tuesday on a called meeting to appoint the district governors, Minister Dimitar Kaltchev said. Before that the much-contested nominations should be ultimately specified.

Politics | August 17, 2001, Friday // 00:00

MINISTERS AND DOGAN DENY PROBLEMS IN COALITION

There are no problems with the appointment of deputy government ministers and deputy district governors on the quota of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF), Agriculture Minister Ahmed Dikme said Thursday answering a reporter`s question before the

Politics | August 17, 2001, Friday // 00:00

SERBIA CLOSES BOARDER CROSSING AT VRUSHKA CHOUKA

`Serbia unilaterally closed the border crossing at Vrushka Chouka and Strezimirovtsi to trucks, buses and minibuses, the deputy chief of the Vidin Customs Administration as of midnight on August 15`, Ivan Ivanov, deputy director of the Vidin customs ann

Politics | August 16, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

CHIEF SECRETARY OF GOVERNMENT APPROVED

Sevdalin Mavrov, judge from the Sofia Court of Appeal, is the new chief secretary of the Council of Ministers. Mavrov was a regional judge and later on deputy chairman of the First Regional Court in Sofia, a judge and deputy chairman of the Sofia City Cou

Politics | August 16, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

BUSINESS IN BRIEF

The tender on the unfinished editorial office building of the Rodina printing and publishing house, which was scheduled for Thursday, failed again. None of the three candidates, Overgas Holding of Yambol, Artek A & K of Dubai, and PricewaterhouseCoopers B

Business | August 16, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

POLITICS IN BRIEF

The real estate of Bulgaria`s Foreign Ministry in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa will be revised because the ministry has more buildings than the country needs for its diplomatic missions. ***

Politics | August 16, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

MEGLENA KUNEVA CONFIRMED AS CHIEF EU NEGOTIATOR

Deputy Foreign Minister Meglena Kuneva was appointed chief negotiator with the EU at a regular meeting of the government on Thursday. Deputy Economy Minister Lyubka Kachakova was named Bulgarian representative at the Mixed Committee on the Implementation

Politics | August 16, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

MACEDONIA EXPECTS MILITARY AID FROM BULGARIA

`Macedonia needs and expects further military aid from various countries, including Bulgaria`, Yordan Boshkov, Chairman of the Foreign Policy Committee with the Macedonian parliament, said Thursday after meeting his Bulgarian counterpart Stanimir Ilchev a

Politics | August 16, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

WHAT HAPPENS IN MOBIKOM*

Mediapool John Munnery was appointed Managing Director of Mobikom during Jan Vidonov`s mandate after a scandal between Cable & Wireless, which holds 49% of the shares of the mobile operator, and the state representatives - the Bulgarian Telecommunication

Views on BG | August 16, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

MOBIKOM`S MANAGING DIRECTOR RESIGNS VIA E~MAIL

John Munnery, Managing Director of the Mobile Telecommunications Company Mobikom, has informed his employees of lodging his resignation via e-mail, e-newspaper Mediapool wrote. At present Munurey is on holiday and is expected to come back to Sofia later t

Business | August 16, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

STATE OF EMERGENCY IN IVAILOVGRAD LIFTED

The state of emergency in the fire-stricken Ivailovgrad was lifted on Thursday morning by a decision of the local commission for protection of the population from accidents and disasters. The fire that raged in the area for over 7 days was finally put dow

Politics | August 16, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

URGENT MAESURES FOR SAFER CIVIL FLIGHTS DEMANDED

Urgent measures to improve the safety of civil aviation flights discussed Transport and Telecommunications Minister Plamen Petrov and Zahari Alexiev, chief of the Directorate of Civil Aviation Administration. On Tuesday Petrov demanded Alexiev`s resignati

Politics | August 16, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

BULGARIAN NATIONAL TV ENTIRELY ON PAL

Bulgarian national TV, the state owned television channel will use of today only Pal system, National radio and TV committee announced. PAL is the normal widely used system in Western Europe.

Views on BG | August 16, 2001, Thursday // 00:00
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