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LAWYER TO CHAIR PRIVATIZATION SUPERVISORY BOARD

Jurist Petko Nikolov is the new head of the Supervisory Board of the Privatisation Agency. He was elected with consent at the first sitting of the Board.

Business | August 10, 2001, Friday // 00:00

CREDIT AND DEBIT CARDS`S USAGE STILL LOW

Only 10% of Bulgarians use debit cards and 7 000 have credit cards. According to information of the Bank Organization for Payments Initiated by Cards (BORICA), 34 217 cards were issued in July, brining their total number to 799 079; 32 327 of the issued c

Views on BG | August 10, 2001, Friday // 00:00

POLITICS IN BRIEF

ROMANIAN PRIME MINISTER Adrian Nastase will pay a visit to Bulgaria on Tuesday, August 14, at the invitation of Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg. The agenda includes discussions on the two countries` future accession to the EU and NATO, the situation in

Politics | August 10, 2001, Friday // 00:00

US SEEKS BULGARIA`S SUPPORT FOR MACEDONIA

James Pardew, special advisor for the Balkans to US President George W. Bush and Secretary of State Colin Powell, met with President Stoyanov, PM Saxe-Coburg, Foreign Minister Passy and Defence Minister Nikolai Svinarov on Friday.

Politics | August 10, 2001, Friday // 00:00

KEY DEPUTY MINISTERS APPOINTED BY PM

Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg signed Friday the orders appointing the key deputy ministers, the Chief Secretary and Parliamentary Secretary of the Council of Ministers. The list of the deputy ministers is not final.

Politics | August 10, 2001, Friday // 00:00

INDUSTRIAL SALES INCREASE 4 PER CENT IN 2001

BBC Monitoring Service - United Kingdom Sofia - Industrial sales in the first six months of 2001 increased 4 per cent from a year earlier, the National Statistical Institute said.

Views on BG | August 10, 2001, Friday // 00:00

MINISTRY REFUSES BULGARIAN DELAY IN `SABENA CASE`

The Bulgarian transport ministry refused reports in the foreign press alleging that the sick boy on board a Sabena flight died as a result of Bulgarian authorities delayed by an hour` permission for an emergency landing at Sofia Airport. A Sabena aircraft

Politics | August 10, 2001, Friday // 00:00

`TITANIC` BALLARD STARTS MISSION AT THE BLACK SEA

Doctor Robert Ballard, who discovered the exact location of the remains of the `Titanic` and the `Bismarck`, arrived in Sofia. Starting August 15, Ballard and his team will search for evidence that the Biblical deluge started in the Black Sea some 7,500 y

Society | August 10, 2001, Friday // 00:00

US SUPPORT FOR BULGARIAN HIGH TECH DEVELOPMENT

New ideas for cooperation in high-tech and telecommunications topped the agenda of a meeting between Transport and Telecommunications Minister Plamen Petrov and US Ambassador here Richard Miles. Petrov said that US partners should assist more actively in

Business | August 10, 2001, Friday // 00:00

SALE OF LAND TO FOREIGNERS POSSIBLE SOON

Kostadin Paskalev, newly appointed minister of regional development told that a brand program has been moved to the government for approval and sale of land to foreigners for industrial purposes will be possible soon, BTA press agency reported. However, i

Politics | August 10, 2001, Friday // 00:00

VICTORIA HOTEL PRIVATISATION CANCELLED

The Privatisation Agency cancelled the privatisation procedure for Hotel Victoria in the village of Ognyanovo, Gotse Delchev municipality. The procedure was re-opened on May 29, 2001, as one of the last decisions endorsed by the former PA CEO, Levon Hampa

Business | August 10, 2001, Friday // 00:00

GOVERNMENT REJECTS GREEK DAILY PAPER REPORT

The Council of Ministers issued an official statement in which it rejects the accusations published by the Greek daily Ethnos, according to which Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg is supporting and financing a newly-founded organization that demands the r

Views on BG | August 10, 2001, Friday // 00:00

POLITICS IN BRIEF

Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg will meet his Romanian counterpart Adrian Nastase on August 14 in the Borovets resort to discuss the Vidin-Calafat Danube bridge. ***

Politics | August 9, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

RAILWAYS PROGRAM LAUNCHED BY THE END OF 2001

`A new rehabilitation programme for the Bulgarian State Railways will be launched by this year`s end`, Transport Minister Plamen Petrov announced on Thursday. A new management concept will be developed for the troubled state-owned railways.

Business | August 9, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

PARLIAMENT ON A NEW IT LEVEL

BGN 680,000 from the parliamentary budget have been set aside for the purchase and installation of computer equipment in parliament, National Assembly General Secretary Ognyan Avramov said. The PC provider will be chosen under the Public Procurements A

Business | August 9, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

PM AND SOCIALISTS LEADER DISCUSS AGRARIAN CREDITS

The Bulgarian Socialist Party suggests that the government should provide low-interest credits in kind for farmers, such as seed and fuels, and also medium-term credits for fertilizers, party leader Georgi Parvanov said after meeting Prime Minister Simeon

Politics | August 9, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

KREMICOVTZI TO BUILD DISTRIBUTION NETWORK

In the next 5 years Kremicovtzi Plc. steelworks will open 8 trade outlets around the country, worth a total of BGN 25 M, as part of its domestic distribution network, the board of directors decided.

Business | August 9, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

BUSINESS IN BRIEF

THE BULGARIAN TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANY must re-launch the tender on telephone highway cables` supplier, as only one candidate, the MG plant Elcable of Burgas, showed in the first tender. According to the Bulgarian legislation at least three bidders shou

Business | August 9, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

POLITICS IN BRIEF

The government`s BUDGET DEFICIT for the first seven months of year 2001 amounts to BGN 481 M, the Finance Ministry announced. The income stands at BGN 3.

Politics | August 9, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

ONE MINISTER IN SECRET SERVICES FILES

One of the ministers in the cabinet of Simeon Saxe-Coburg has a personal file in the former State Secret Services, it became known after the commission on secret files completed its check-up of the ministers in Simeon Saxe-Coburg`s Cabinet. The name of th

Politics | August 9, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

MEGLENA KUNEVA TO TAKE UP NEGOTIATIONS WITH EU

Meglena Kuneva from Simeon II National Movement will be the new chief negotiator with the European Union, Bulgarian e-newspaper Mediapool announced. She will replace the former Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Kisyov, who resigned with the argument that t

Politics | August 9, 2001, Thursday // 00:00
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