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Transportation of Bodies After Spain Crash Costs EUR 25,000

EUR 25,000 is needed for the transportation of the bodies of the five Bulgarian nationals killed in a car crash in Spain December 30. The procedure has not been geared yet.

Politics | January 3, 2003, Friday // 00:00

Patriarch to Bless Armed Forces for Epiphany

Patriarch Maxim, head of Bulgaria's Orthodox Church, will perform a special Epiphany ritual for the colors and the elite squads of Bulgarian armed forces on January 6 (St Jordan's Day). The ritual called the Great Blessing of Water that is supposed to bri

Politics | January 3, 2003, Friday // 00:00

65 Projects under PHARE Launched in Plovdiv

Sixty-five projects for training of jobless were launched under PHARE program in Bulgaria's second-biggest town of Plovdiv. The projects' worth totals EUR 3,3 M and will involve nearly 1800 unemployed Bulgarians in the Plovdiv region.

Politics | January 3, 2003, Friday // 00:00

Border Police Continues Recruitment

1,450 sergeants have already been appointed to replace the 3,500 conscripts of the National Border Police Service that turned wholly professional end-2002. According to the service's chief Veleri Grigorov, it still needs to increase manpower.

Politics | January 3, 2003, Friday // 00:00

Alexy II to Give Int'l Award to Bulgarian President in Moscow

The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Alexy II, will give to Bulgaria's President Georgi Parvanov an international award for "extraordinary work for strengthening the unity of the orthodox peoples." The award was best

Politics | January 3, 2003, Friday // 00:00

Girl from Varna Named Bulgaria's Baby of the Year

A girl born in the first minute of the New Year in the Black Sea city of Varna was named Bulgaria's Baby of the Year. After a lot was drawn, little Vessela was selected among the three pretenders born at the very start of 2003.

Society | January 3, 2003, Friday // 00:00

Chief Prosecutor Took Leave over Magistrate's Murder

Chief Prosecutor Nikola Filchev took leave to secure independence of the investigation of the murder of prosecutor Nikolay Kolev, the state radio reported, quoting the press office of the Supreme Cassation Prosecutor's Office. Filchev takes part in Friday

Politics | January 3, 2003, Friday // 00:00

CNN-Turk: 11,500 Refugees to Bulgaria, Greece Held 2002

A total of 11,500 refugees trying to cross over illegally to Bulgaria and Greece have been held by the Turkish police in 2002, CNN-Turk reported, quoting data of the Security Directorate. Most of the refugees were Iraqis, followed by Pakistanis, Afghans,

Politics | January 3, 2003, Friday // 00:00

U. S., Japan, South Korea to Discuss Nuclear Situation in North Korea

The United States, Japan and South Korea will discuss the nuclear situation in North Korea at a "trilateral" coordination group meeting in Washington next week. James Kelley, assistant secretary of state for East Asian affairs, will lead the U.

World | January 3, 2003, Friday // 00:00

At Least 11 Killed in Train Crash in India

At least 11 people were killed and another 38 were injured in train crash in south-central India early Friday. India's railway minister blamed the accident on human error.

World | January 3, 2003, Friday // 00:00

Relief Supplies Head for the Solomons

Relief supplies headed for the islands in the Solomons chain after Cyclone Zoe struck on Sunday. Many fears that entire villages may have been buried by sand.

World | January 3, 2003, Friday // 00:00

No DNA Tests for 'Clone' Child, Religious Sect Head Say

Rael, the head of the Raelian Movement, that claims to have produced the first human clone, said he has told the doctor in charge of the project not to perform any DNA tests on the child. The decision has been made after a "judge in Florida signed a pape

World | January 3, 2003, Friday // 00:00

Sofia May Appoint Fifth Deputy Finance Minister

One more post for deputy finance minister is likely to be nominated in Bulgaria, Finance Minister Milen Velchev said before the Cabinet's extraordinary session January 3. Currently Minister Velchev has four deputy ministers - Kiril Ananiev, Krassimir Kate

Politics | January 3, 2003, Friday // 00:00

Survey: Young People in Bulgaria Remain Upbeat

Young people are most enthusiastic among Bulgarians, shows a national representative survey of the National Public Opinion Centre, conducted in December. A total of 55 % of the young respondents said they were optimists against 31 % of pessimists.

Politics | January 3, 2003, Friday // 00:00

Chemical Plant Vidachim Resumes Work

Vidin-based chemical plant Vidachim resumed work after a failure in the boiler chamber and a three-day break from December 30. The power plant has been reconnected to the national power grid.

Politics | January 3, 2003, Friday // 00:00

Bulgaria to Witness 15% Rise in Foreign Skiers

Excellent skiing conditions at Bulgaria's most popular winter resorts - Borovets, Pamporovo and Bansko, kept them fully booked after the Christmas and New Year holidays, Dnevnik daily reported. Bulgaria's Economy Ministry is confident that the tourists' f

Business | January 3, 2003, Friday // 00:00

Supreme Judicial Council Discusses Prosecutor's Murder

The Supreme Judicial Council will discuss today last week's killing of Supreme Prosecutor Nikolay Kolev. "All versions should be explored," Nelly Kutskova, chair of the Sofia District Court and member of the Supreme Council, said.

Politics | January 3, 2003, Friday // 00:00

Bulgaria's Baby of the Year Named Today

Three babies born in Bulgaria in the first minute of the New Year vie for the Baby of the Year title. A boy that took his first breath in the country's second city Plovdiv and two girls, one born in Bulgaria's second city Varna, the other from the town of

Society | January 3, 2003, Friday // 00:00

Greek EU Presidency "Favourable for Bulgaria"

Following the end of Greek presidency of the EU on June 30, Bulgaria may apply for an earlier EU accession date, Foreign Minister Solomon Passy said. Any protraction of negotiations will result in worse accession terms, he pointed out.

Politics | January 3, 2003, Friday // 00:00

Bus Crash Claimed Two Lives in Bulgaria

Two people died and fifteen others were injured in a bus crash on the Varna-Sofia highway. The bus overturned near Provadia because of high speed, according to policemen.

Politics | January 3, 2003, Friday // 00:00

Pets: Essential Minerals for Dogs, Cats

Calcium and phosphorous are essential for dogs and cats. The ratio (Ca:P) is no less important than their amount, which depends on the age and status of the pet.

Society | January 3, 2003, Friday // 00:00
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