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4.5% GDP GROWTH IN FIRST QUARTER

Bulgaria reported 4.5% GDP growth in the first quarter of 2001, National Statistical Institute announced.

Business | July 4, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

52 PEOPLE FROM 8 COUNTRIES GRANTED REFUGEE STATUS

Fifty-two people, of which 16 children, from eight counties were granted refugee status in June. Refugee status applications were submitted by 206 people, including 56 children, from 16 countries.

Politics | July 4, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

BLACKSEAFOR AGREEMENT APPROVED

The Bulgarian Government approved the Black Sea Naval Cooperation Task Group Agreement (BLACKSEAFOR), which was signed in Istanbul on April 2, 2001, and moved it to the National Assembly for ratification. The purpose of the initiative, which includes the

Politics | July 4, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

LOUCHNIKOV TO OPEN INAUGURAL SITTING OF 39TH NA

Svetoslav Louchnikov, MP of the United Democratic Forces (UtdDF), will open the inaugural sitting of the 39th National Assembly on July 5. Under the Constitution, the honour to perform this function falls on the oldest national representative.

Politics | July 4, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

CABINET CALLS ON NEW GOVERNMENT TO BE FORMED

The Cabinet called on Bulgarian President Stoyanov to invite as soon as possible the biggest political formation in Parliament to form a new cabinet, pledging that it is ready to provide continuity between the outgoing and the new executive, reads a lette

Politics | July 4, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

KOSTOV`S CABINET TO RESIGN TOMORROW

The resignation of Kostov`s cabinet will be submitted to the Parliament tomorrow morning, the UDF leader Ekaterina Mihaylova said yesterday. The majority will decide when to accept it, she added.

Politics | July 4, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

HIGHWAY HOLDINGS ENTERED THE BULGARIAN MARKET

Highway Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq:HIHO) has established a manufacturing facility in Bulgaria for the production of cameras to be sold in Europe.

Business | July 4, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

IMPORT OF GREEK CATTLE AND BEEF PRODUCTS BANNED

The import from Greece of live cattle, beef, beef products, sub products, bovine insemination material, embryos and ova, meal, bio concentrates and feed for carnivorous animals containing proteins from ruminants was banned by Bulgarian Farming Minister V.

Business | July 4, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

FINANCIAL TIMES SURVEY: INVESTING IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE

Financial Times; By STEFAN WAGSTYL

Views on BG | July 4, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

DB INTERESTED IN BULGARIA`S PRIVATIZATION

Deutsche Bank is interested in the privatization of the Bulgarian Telecommunications Company and Bulgartabac, as well as in the Bulgaria`s energy sector and in the infrastructure`s development, it transpired yesterday after the meeting of the Bulgarian de

Business | July 3, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00

BELGIUM READY TO RE INTRODUCE VISAS

Belgium has problems with Bulgarian nationals coming to the country for a short stay. For this reason re-introduction of visas for Bulgarians is not to be ruled out, said the Belgian ambassador yesterday, quoted by Standart daily.

Politics | July 3, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00

UDF DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO COALESCE FOR

Frankly speaking, we do not know what to coalesce for, Union of Democratic Forces chair Ekaterina Mihaylova said after two hours` talks with representatives of the Simeon II National Movement yesterday. This was the second meeting of the contact groups of

Politics | July 3, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00

COURT DEMANDS NULLIFICATION 3 REGIONS

The Supreme Administrative Court will ask the Constitutional Court to nullify the election of members of parliaments in three electoral constituencies. At a session yesterday the SAC

Politics | July 3, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00

BG AND ITALY TO COOPERATE IN NATO OPERATIONS

`The Bulgarian and the Italian armies may participate together in NATO operations, Gen. Ronaldo Moska Moskini, Head of the General Staff of the Italian defense told Gen.

Politics | July 3, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00

BULBANK NAMED BANK OF THE YEAR

Bulbank is the bank of year 2000 according to the chart of newspaper Pari Daily. Bank of the year in the second Group is `BNP-Parisbas`.

Business | July 3, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00

CURRENCY WORTH BGN 75 781 SEIZED AT CUSTOMS

Last night officials from Sofia Airport seized currency at the amount of BGN 75 781, the Customs Agency announced. The customs inspectors prevented an attempt for illegal import of $21 380 by checking up a Bulgarian coming from Israel.

Business | July 3, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00

11 COMPANIES TO OFFER `GREEN CARDS`

Eleven insurance companies will offer `Green Cards` from January 1, 2002. This became clear after the setting up of a National Green Card Bureau yesterday.

Business | July 3, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00

NAFTEX WON`T FUEL NEFTOCHIM

The contract between Naftex and LUKoil is not for supplying Neftochim with oil, officials announced. The negotiations between the two companies have been concluded and after the official endorsement of the contract the concrete agreements are to be announ

Business | July 3, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00

SOME MINISTRIES ALREADY NEGOTIATED

The number of ministries will be increased, as became clear from yesterday`s talks between the leadership of MRF and NMS II. There are mega-ministries in the government, two of them with very heavy administrative structures, said Ahmed Dogan, the leader o

Politics | July 3, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00

THOMAS OPEL: WHAT COUNTS ARE THE PEOPLE, AND NOT POLITICIANS AND PARTIES

The electorate don`t vote for platforms but for personalities, says Media Consultant to the US Democratic Party - Mr Opel, would you take up the challenge of orchestrating the elections in Bulgaria?

Views on BG | July 3, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00

BNB AND KPMG SIGN IT CONTRACT

THE BULGARIAN National Bank /BNB/ and KPMG have signed a contract for working out a strategy for development of information technologies at the BNB. Under the contract, a team of the international consultant company will study the current state of IT at t

Business | July 3, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00
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