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PLOVDIV CUSTOMS DIRECTOR FIRED

Nanyo Genchev, director of the customs office at the Plovdiv duty-free zone was fired. Emil Dimitrov, Head of the Customs Agency ordered a thorough investigation of the Plovdiv regional customs because of criminal procedures of five of its officials.

Politics | August 31, 2001, Friday // 00:00

BALKANPHARMA IN COURT FOR BUY OUT OFFER DENIAL

Balkanpharma Holding will challenge the State Committee on Securities and Stock Exchanges /SCSE/ in court for the banned buy-out offer, made by the Balkanpharma holding for the residual shares from the stock of its three facilities in Doupnitsa and Troyan

Business | August 31, 2001, Friday // 00:00

BUSINESS IN BRIEF

Microsoft Bulgaria announced it plans to raise revenues by 32% in 2002. According to Theodor Milev, managing director of Microsoft Bulgaria, the company`s new product WindowsXP will be formally launched on the Bulgarian market on October 25.

Business | August 31, 2001, Friday // 00:00

EU YOUTH INFORMATION PROJECT LAUNCHED

`Balkan Identity and Youth Information Policy` is the name a new one-year project that will spread youth-oriented information between the EU member and non-member countries. The establishing of a Balkan youth information network is one of the priorities o

Business | August 31, 2001, Friday // 00:00

DEM 50 TO 1 000 FOR ILLEGAL FRENCH VISA REPORTED

500 to 1,000 DEM cost the illegal French visas, issued by the Sofia French Consulate, Ivan Rachev Spokesman of the Special Investigations Service (SIS) said. About 400 illegal visas were issued daily.

Politics | August 31, 2001, Friday // 00:00

BULGARIAN AND ROMANIAN DEFENCE MINISTERS MEET

Romanian Minister Ioan Pascu met his Bulgarian counterpart Minister Nikolai Svinarov in Plovdiv. The two ministers discussed possibilities for increase in the bilateral military cooperation.

Politics | August 31, 2001, Friday // 00:00

US SENATOR ARRIVES IN BULGARIA

Richard Lugar, US senator arrives on September 1 in Bulgaria at the invitation of President Peter Stoyanov. The Bulgarian President and the senator will discuss Bulgaria`s bid for NATO membership, bilateral relations and the international situation.

Politics | August 31, 2001, Friday // 00:00

SUPREME PROSECUTOR RUNS FOR PRESIDENT

Borislav Yotov, prosecutor from the Supreme Cassation Prosecution will run for president at the elections scheduled later this year, he announced. A group of intellectuals nominated him.

Politics | August 31, 2001, Friday // 00:00

DECISION ON SALARIES INCREASE UNLIKELY SOON

There is some reserve in the public sector that may be used for increase of salaries, Minister of Finance Milen Velchev said. However, this increase most probably will not take place due to deficit in other budget items.

Business | August 31, 2001, Friday // 00:00

BULGARIANS DRAFTED DUE TO FOREIGN RECRUIT PROBLEM

The Guardian - United Kingdom Record numbers of teachers who trained in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and even Bulgaria and Russia, will be arriving to start new jobs in schools in England in the next few days, as local education authorities opt for sho

Views on BG | August 30, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

PRESIDENT AND INTERIOR MINISTER DISAGREEMENT ON #2

President Stoyanov and Interior Minister Georgi Petkanov exchanged explanation letters on Boyko Borissov`s appointment for Chief Secretary #2 position in the Interior Ministry, Dnevnik Daily wrote. The statement of Petkanov that he received Stoyanov`s wri

Politics | August 30, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

PRESIDENT STAYANOV DECORATED FOREIGN COMMANDERS

President Peter Stoyanov presented the Madara Horseman Order, Class Two with swords to leaving Multinational Peace Force Southeastern Europe /MPFSEE/ Commander Brigadier General Hilmi Akin Zorlou. Outgoing MPFSEE Political Military Steering Committee Chai

Politics | August 30, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

INNOVATED MILITARY AIRCRAFT RUNAWAY OPENED

Modernized according to NATO standards aircraft runaway with additional facilities was opened at the Graf Ignatievo Air Base in Southern Bulgaria by Defence Minister Nikolay Svinarov. The renovation, including the construction of taxiways, parking areas a

Politics | August 30, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

BULGARIA QUALIFIES FOR VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

The Bulgarian national women`s volleyball team qualified for the 2002 world championships in Germany, defeating Croatia 3-0 in the third and last match of the qualification tournament in Dubrovnik. `The important thing is that we are the only federation p

Sports | August 30, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

US EMBASSY IN SOFIA TEMPORARILY CLOSED

The American Embassy to Bulgaria will be temporarily closed in connection with a campaign, launched by the US government for information of American citizens what security measures to take when they are abroad. The Government campaign is taking place from

Politics | August 30, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

GOVERNMENT DECIDED ON PM`S FORMER GUARD

The government unanimously decided to propose to President Petar Stoyanov to decree the appointment of Boyko Borissov for Chief secretary of the Interior Ministry. During the debate that preceded the vote, the Agriculture Minister Mehmed Dikme raised the

Politics | August 30, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

WHO IS WHO: STANISLAV DASKALOV

The new Bulgarian representative to the EU Stanislav Daskalov, was born in 1952. Daskalov is a graduate of the Moscow Institute of International Economic Relations.

Views on BG | August 30, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

GORUBSO WORKERS BLOCKADE AGAIN

The protesting former workers of the mining company Gorubso blocked again the Smolyan - Madan road, Dnevnik Daily wrote. The blockade will last till the salaries of the protestors are paid.

Business | August 30, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

BULGARIA APPOINTS NEW AMBASSADOR TO EU

Bulgaria`s new representative to the EU in Brussels is Stanislav Daskalov, President Peter Stoyanov decreed. Daskalov is a former minister of foreign affairs from the government of professor Berov and deputy minister of trade from in the governments of Di

Politics | August 30, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

BUSINESS IN BRIEF

Finance Minister Milen Velchev met the Lehman Bros and Eurasia Group to familiarize the group with the government intentions for foreign investments attraction and planned changes in the fiscal policy. A joint project on establishing a stability index Leh

Business | August 30, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

TRAFFIC CONTROL TIGHTENS

The traffic control will be tightened, higher fines for violations will be introduced and road accident regulations will be amended Vassil Vassilev, Director of the National Police Service Directorate (NPSD) said after a meeting at the Ministry of Interio

Politics | August 30, 2001, Thursday // 00:00
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