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MARSHALL CENTER ASSOCIATE OPTIMISTIC ABOUT BULGARIA’S NATO ENTRY

“Nobody can say yet unequivocally whether Bulgaria and Romania will be among the countries that will join NATO first and be invited at the Prague summit,” Richard Cohen, former senior officer in NATO headquarters, and associate of George Marshall Center

Views on BG | January 21, 2002, Monday // 00:00

TURKEY’S DEPUTY PM TO VISIT BULGARIA FOR JOINT COMMISSION MEETING

Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz will make a two-day visit to Bulgaria to attend the 15th session meeting of the Turk-Bulgarian Economic and Technical Cooperation Joint Commission, to be held between Jan. 21 and 23, Turkish Daily News reported.

Politics | January 21, 2002, Monday // 00:00

NEW PRESIDENT CLAIMS BULGARIANS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE COUNTRY’S PLIGHT

The Bulgarians themselves bear the responsibility for the deplorable state of the country, Bulgaria’s new president Georgi Parvanov said, quoted by the German newspaper Tagesspiegel. Parvanov underlined that he counts on cooperation with the Western count

Politics | January 21, 2002, Monday // 00:00

THE LEADER OF AFGHANISTAN'S TALIBAN MOVEMENT, MULLAH MOHAMMAD OMAR, RE...

The leader of Afghanistan's Taliban movement, Mullah Mohammad Omar, reportedly survived a direct U.S.

World | January 21, 2002, Monday // 00:00

ISRAELI TROOPS, BACKED BY HELICOPTERS AND DOZENS OF TANKS, SEIZED THE ...

Israeli troops, backed by helicopters and dozens of tanks, seized the Palestinian-ruled city of Tulkarem early Monday, establishing positions all over the town. The Palestinian security sources say one Palestinian was killed and seven were wounded during

World | January 21, 2002, Monday // 00:00

CUSTOMS OFFICIALS AT BORDER CHECKPOINT KALOTINA SEIZED TWO ICONS IN A ...

Customs officials at border checkpoint Kalotina seized two icons in a car with an Italian driver. Preliminary estimates show that the icons are worth about USD 10,000.

Politics | January 21, 2002, Monday // 00:00

OUTGOING PRESIDENT STOYANOV DISMISSED WITH DECREES HIS SECRETARIES

Outgoing Bulgarian President Petur Stoyanov dismissed with special decree his secretaries and department directors. Georgi Parvanov and Anguel Marin swore the oath of office at Parliament as the new President and Vice President of the Republic of Bulgari

Politics | January 21, 2002, Monday // 00:00

“THE REGULAR REPORT OF THE EC FOR BULGARIA’S PROGRESS IN THE EU ACCESS...

“The regular report of the EC for Bulgaria’s progress in the EU accession process – another viewpoint” is the topic of the conference, which began at the Sofia Sheraton Hotel on January 21. Dimitris Kourkoulas, Head of the delegation of the European Commi

Politics | January 21, 2002, Monday // 00:00

MOST PROBABLY PLOVDIV WILL ISSUE BONDS IN 2002, INTELLINEWS REPORTED. ...

Most probably Plovdiv will issue bonds in 2002, IntelliNews reported. It is expected that the debt securities will be in the form of a debut emission of Eurobonds, amounting to USD 30-40 M, the leading world rating agencies comment.

Politics | January 21, 2002, Monday // 00:00

BULGARIAN OFFICERS TO INSPECT MACEDONIAN ARMY

Bulgarian officers are to conduct inspections in the Macedonian army. They will take place from January 21 till January 24.

Politics | January 21, 2002, Monday // 00:00

ING, PIRAEUSTO BANK PLAN OPERATIONS IN BULGARIA

Dutch financial services group ING Group NV plans to explore possibilities with Piraeus Bank in Southeast Europe and Bulgaria in particular, ING said in a statement announcing the finalisation of its Greek link-up with Piraeus. ING Group NV and Piraeus Ba

Business | January 21, 2002, Monday // 00:00

I LOVE BULGARIA TOO!!!*

BY Martina Krejcova I love Bulgaria too! Not only Bill Clinton - as he said through videotape on tourism conference.

Views on BG | January 21, 2002, Monday // 00:00

STOYANOV: MY FAILURE – NOT IMPROVING ORDINARY BULGARIANS LIFE STANDARD

The biggest challenge that the new Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov will be to manage with poverty, outgoing president Stoyanov said in an interview for Reuters. Stoyanov’s presidential mandate ends on January 22 when Parvanov will step in office.

Politics | January 21, 2002, Monday // 00:00

BULGARIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY PROPOSED THAT THE VISA REGI...

Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry proposed that the visa regime between Bulgaria and Russia be abolished. The suggestion is said to be supported by the Chamber’s Russian colleagues and will be officially presented during Economy Minister Nikolay

Politics | January 21, 2002, Monday // 00:00

TAIWANESE PRESIDENT CHEN SHUI-BIAN HAS NAMED HIS CHIEF OF STAFF AS PRI...

Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian has named his chief of staff as prime minister after the entire cabinet resigned earlier on Monday. Yu Shyi-ku's appointment was part of a reshuffle which BBC correspondents said is aimed at consolidating the president's

World | January 21, 2002, Monday // 00:00

BERLINER ZEITUNG: BULGARIA MAY BE INVITED FOR NATO ENTRY IN PRAGUE

NATO is to invite no more than seven countries for entry into the alliance at the Prague summit in November, German newspaper Berliner Zeitung wrote, citing informed sources in Brussels.

Views on BG | January 21, 2002, Monday // 00:00

RICH NATIONS PROMISED MORE THAN $1.5 BILLION ON MONDAY TO START THE LO...

Rich nations promised more than $1.5 billion on Monday to start the long process of rebuilding Afghanistan as aid agencies within the country launched a campaign to save thousands of Afghans from starvation.

World | January 21, 2002, Monday // 00:00

PM CONSIDERS RELATIONS WITH GREECE EXTREMELY IMPORTANT

Bulgarian–Greek relations are extremely important in achieving our foreign policy goal of Euro integration and NATO-entry, Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg said in an interview for the Greek newspaper Angelioforos tis Kiriakis. Commenting the forthcoming

Politics | January 21, 2002, Monday // 00:00

PRIVATE TOBACCO PRODUCERS WILL START PROTESTS, CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE ACTI...

Private tobacco producers will start protests, civil disobedience action and strikes if the government does not overturn the decision of the Finance Ministry to impose VAT on bonuses paid to them by the Agriculture State Fund (ASF), Association of Private

Politics | January 21, 2002, Monday // 00:00

INTERIOR MINISTER GEORGI PETKANOV LEFT ON AN OFFICIAL VISIT TO KIEV AT...

Interior Minister Georgi Petkanov left on an official visit to Kiev at the invitation of his Ukrainian counterpart Yurii Smirnoff. Bilateral relations and the development of cooperation between the two countries' interior ministries will be discussed.

Politics | January 21, 2002, Monday // 00:00

RUSSIA TO SEND NUCLEAR WASTE BACK TO BULGARIA

Russia plans to send back spent nuclear fuel from Bulgarian Nuclear Power Plant Kozloduy, Bulgarian National Radio reported. In November and December last year spent nuclear waste from Nuclear Power Plant’s Units 3 and 4 were sent to Russia for recycling.

Business | January 21, 2002, Monday // 00:00
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