Abstracted from Standart Daily BY Nevena Mircheva
With the E-Day celebrations now over, the euro changeover is set to face its first real test on Wednesday, when normal working life resumes after the New Year's holiday. The initial days of the changeover will place much pressure on retailers, who will ha
The exchange bureaus in Sofia opened without having Euro notes in the morning of January 2, Info Radio reported. Later during the day, the new currency notes were provided in some of the bureaus.
Argentina's new president Eduardo Duhalde, the country's fifth leader in two weeks, said he will form a government of national unity to help deal with massive economic and social chaos. "My commitment from today is to finish with an economic model that ha
The first man charged with offences linked to the 11 September attacks in the US is due to appear in court later on Wednesday. Zacarias Moussaoui, a 33-year-old Frenchman of Moroccan descent, faces a chilling list of charges - among them, conspiracy to co
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The Bulgarian National Bank bought EUR 35 M from the National Bank of Greece on December 12, the director of the bank said. The Greek bank assessment showed that in Bulgaria there are in circulation different currencies totaling DEM 1 BLN.
Mostly girls were born in Bulgaria in the first hours of 2002. This is a sign that the new year will be peaceful and abundant, according to the Bulgarian beliefs.
Salamander shoes for children will be manufactured in Dobrich. The production of the leading German company will start in several months.
Privatization of 'Biochim' bank will start officially on January 7, Sofia Kassidova, head of the Supervisory Board said, quoted by Standart Daily. The letters of advice were already sent out to 12 banks that might buy Biochim.
Five Bulgarian banks - United Bulgarian Bank, Bulbank, Commercial Bank Biochim, Bulgarian Post Bank and the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB) started to exchange national currencies that are already invalid in most countries in the eurozone. The Bulgarian Na
The two –year mandate of Bulgaria as non-permanent member of the UN Security Council began on January 1, 2002. On October 8, 2001 the UN General Assembly elected Bulgaria non-permanent member of the Security Council of the East-European regional group, st
The snow did not stop about four thousand people to gather late in the evening of December 31 on Alexander Batenberg Square in Sofia to see the New Year in together. Famous Bulgarian pop singers performed at the concert, aired live on the Bulgarian Nation
2001 was also the year when all Bulgarians continued to strive for a better living, President Stoyanov said. He expressed regrets at having to speak about such tragic events in a night when everybody hopes for the better.
An international train Thessaloniki-Sofia derailed on the territory of Greece in the early morning of December 31. The train departed from Thessaloniki at 4.
A total of 26 foreign nationals attempted to cross illegally the Bulgarian border in the last couple of days. Four Tunisian citizens have been detained at 1 a.
Commenting the economic indices in 2001 Finance Minister Milen Velchev said Bulgaria saw some positive developments during the year, despite the global economic recession in Western Europe and the U.S after the tragic events of September 11.
As the year 2002 arrived around the world, cash changed its appearance across Europe. 50 BLN coins and 14.
A major bush fire has broken out in the heart of Sydney suburbia, threatening thousands of homes in the Pennant Hills area about 25 kilometers (16 miles) north west of the city center. So far nearly 300,000 hectares (700,000 acres) of bushland in New Sout
Pakistan-India relations showed the first small sign of a thaw Monday as India's foreign minister called Pakistan's arrests of Islamic militant leaders a "step in the correct direction." Tensions have been on the rise between the two nations since the Dec
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