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FORMER YUGOSLAV PRESIDENT SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC SAYS HE WILL CALL EX-US L...

Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic says he will call ex-US leader Bill Clinton and other Western politicians to testify at his trial for war crimes at The Hague. On the second day of his defence case, he has repeated his allegation that Nato is

World | February 15, 2002, Friday // 00:00

OVER TEN CANDIDATES WITH INTEREST IN TELECOM PRIVATISATION

At a closed meeting of the Cabinet, the ministers discussed the privatisation strategy of the Bulgarian Telecommunications Company (BTC), Transport Minister Plamen Petrov announced. According to him, no changes of ministers have been discussed.

Business | February 15, 2002, Friday // 00:00

“I EXPECT IN AUTUMN WHEN WILL BE THE SUMMIT IN PRAGUE, BULGARIA TO REC...

“I expect in autumn when will be the summit in Prague, Bulgaria to receive an invitation for membership in NATO,” Defense Minister Nikolay Svinarov said after attending the round table “Bulgaria’s candidature to NATO – five years later.” According to Svin

Politics | February 15, 2002, Friday // 00:00

BULGARIA’S CONTINGENT TO AFGHANISTAN LEAVES FEBRUARY 18

Bulgaria’s contingent leaves on February 18, Defense Minister Nikolay Svinarov announced. Bulgaria’s military contingent is ready to leave for Afghanistan Major General Orlin Marinchev said earlier during the week.

Politics | February 15, 2002, Friday // 00:00

US GIANTS MAY BUILD USD 1,13 B TRANS-BALKAN PIPELINE

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Business | February 15, 2002, Friday // 00:00

MALEEVA DEFEATED IN QUARTERFINALS DIAMOND GAMES, ANTWERP

Best Bulgarian tennis player Magdalena Maleeva suffered a defeat from Belgian Justine Henin, seeded second, in the quarterfinals of the USD 585,000 Diamond Games in Antwerp, Belgium (5:1), (6:7) (1:7), (1:6). This is Magi’s third defeat from Henin.

Sports | February 15, 2002, Friday // 00:00

A CHARTER FOR SOCIAL COOPERATION AMONG THE GOVERNMENT, THE EMPLOYERS A...

A charter for social cooperation among the government, the employers and the trade unions was signed on February 15. On February 18, a Consultative Council of the trade unions will take place that will prepare a new package for social and economic measure

Politics | February 15, 2002, Friday // 00:00

POLICE AND SECURITY COMPANY OFFICIALS ARE TRYING TO DISCOVER HOW MANY ...

Police and security company officials are trying to discover how many asylum seekers escaped from the Yarl's Wood detention centre during a major fire. The fire which spread throughout the complex started after a riot broke out at the centre in north Bedf

World | February 15, 2002, Friday // 00:00

OPPOSITION DEMANDS CROWN AGENTS CONTRACT ON CUSTOMS BE RATIFIED

In a declaration to the Parliament the United Democratic Forces demanded that the contract between the Finance Ministry and the British private company Crown Agents be disclosed and moved to Parliament for ratification. UDF is to refer the matter to the c

Politics | February 15, 2002, Friday // 00:00

ON FEBRUARY 18 AND FEBRUARY 19 IN SOFIA A MEETING BETWEEN THE DEPUTY F...

On February 18 and February 19 in Sofia a meeting between the deputy finance ministers of Russia and Bulgaria will take place. The aim of the meeting is to clarify the stands of both countries for the coming meeting of the intergovernmental commission on

Politics | February 15, 2002, Friday // 00:00

A STRONG EARTHQUAKE SHOOK SOUTHERN MEXICO AND GUATEMALA LATE ON THURSD...

A strong earthquake shook southern Mexico and Guatemala late on Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, officials said. The National Seismological Service said the quake struck at at 5:23 p.

World | February 15, 2002, Friday // 00:00

EC CONSIDERS SAPARD LAUNCH IN BULGARIA SUCCESSFUL

The European Commission describes as successful the launch of the SAPARD program in Bulgaria, BBC reported. Two special programs were launched in 2001 by the EC, which aim to prepare the EU aspirants in using the agricultural, regional and structural fund

Business | February 15, 2002, Friday // 00:00

REUTERS: BULGARIA HOPEFUL ABOUT THE FATE OF THE MEDICS IN LIBYA

On Sunday, the Bulgarian medics, charged with intentionally infecting Libyan children with HIV may be sentenced to death, for the first time when Libya can give a death sentence to foreigners, Reuters reported. The hearing on Sunday will be the first one

Politics | February 15, 2002, Friday // 00:00

VISA AGREEMENT WITH RUSSIA TO BE SIGNED IN MARCH THE LATEST

The agreement for relaxed visa regime between Bulgaria and Russia will be signed in the end of February or in the beginning of March in Sofia, Vladimir Titov, Russia’s ambassador to Bulgaria announced. He met with Deputy Prime Minister and Economy Ministe

Politics | February 15, 2002, Friday // 00:00

JUSTICE MINISTER: “WHITE BOOK” INCLUDES 42 CASES SO FAR

A total of 42 cases have been included in the “White Book” so far, Justice Minister Anton Stankov announced. Stankov also heads the White Committee, which collects further information about the malpractices of the previous administration.

Politics | February 15, 2002, Friday // 00:00

DEPUTY PM: DECISION FOR GANEV'S CHANGE TAKEN PERSONALLY BY PM

The decision to change Stoyan Ganev, PM’s Chief of Staff has been taken personally by the prime minister and it is directly related to the personal assessment of the prime minister of the work of Ganev, Deputy Prime Minister Kostadin Paskalev pointed out

Politics | February 15, 2002, Friday // 00:00

A PERSON CAN BE ISSUED A LICENSE FOR ONLY ONE GUN, THE CABINET DECIDED...

A person can be issued a license for only one gun, the Cabinet decided, giving up its idea to buy up extra firearms held by the population as a way to curb crime rate. Under the amendments each owner of personal weapon has to be issued two licenses.

Politics | February 15, 2002, Friday // 00:00

CABINET SPOKESWOMAN: I DO NOT HAVE INFO FOR DISMISSALS OR RESIGNATIONS

There is no official information for dismissals and resignations with the “Information” department of the Council of Ministers according to the department’s director Tsvetelina Uzunova. “I think that it is the prime minister’s right to chose his team, “ s

Politics | February 15, 2002, Friday // 00:00

SOFIA MUNICIPALITY PLANS NEW ISSUE OF EUROBONDS

Sofia Mayor Stefan Sofianski announced plans for a new issue of Eurobonds. He did not disclose any further details saying only that the issue is due after Sofia repays its first eurobonds loan.

Business | February 15, 2002, Friday // 00:00

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN BULGARIA, GREECE AND CYPRUS ON THE...

Memorandum of Understanding between Bulgaria, Greece and Cyprus on the joint use of a satellite for radio and TV broadcasting was approved by the Cabinet February 14. According to the Memorandum, the administrations of the three states will not take part

Politics | February 15, 2002, Friday // 00:00

BAVARIA’S JUSTICE MINISTER: BULGARIA WORKS HARD TO JOIN EU

Judging by my impressions Bulagrians work hard to join the EU. Bulgaria however not only has to align its legislation with the European law but also to change the way it works, Dr Manfred Weiss, State Minister of Justice of the German Free State of Bavari

Politics | February 15, 2002, Friday // 00:00
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