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Agrarians Call on PM to Leave the Country

National association Bulgarian Agrarian Union called on Prime Minister Saxe-Coburg to immediately leave the country since "the governance of Simeon Saxe-Coburg is a political and economic failure and the promoted by him thesis for higher living standard a

Politics | September 9, 2002, Monday // 00:00

Bulgarian Minister Reportedly under Murder Threat

Bulgaria's Security Service guards Finance Minister Milen Velchev. The minister has received threats, it emerged.

Politics | September 9, 2002, Monday // 00:00

Russia, Bulgaria Mull Gas Barter Scheme

A scheme for paying part of Russian gas supplies to Bulgaria in goods and construction services will be discussed by Deputy Minister of Regional Development and Public Works Georgiev and Gazprom representatives. The meeting, scheduled for September 12, wi

Business | September 9, 2002, Monday // 00:00

France Waters Down Opposition to US Attack on Iraq

French President Jacques Chirac has reiterated his strong opposition to any unilateral US attack on Iraq, but says Washington could launch military action with United Nations' backing. Mr Chirac proposed a two-stage process, beginning with a UN Security C

World | September 9, 2002, Monday // 00:00

Iraq's Nuclear Bomb Feared to Be Close

Iraq could produce a nuclear bomb within a matter of months if it were able to obtain supplies of radioactive material, according to an assessment of Saddam Hussein's weapons programme. A wide-ranging report by the International Institute for Strategic St

World | September 9, 2002, Monday // 00:00

More Money for Medical Treatment Planned

Some BGN 110 M more for medical treatment will be earmarked of under the 2003 budget drafted by the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF). The money will cover expenses for inpatient and outpatients treatment as well as medicines.

Politics | September 9, 2002, Monday // 00:00

Road Show Against Roma - Bulgarian Prejudices Kicks Off

"We dream together" is the motto of the road show that starts Monday in Bulgaria to prove that good understanding between minorities in Bulgaria can be a reality. A mixed Bulgarian-Roma football team the Danubian town of Lom will play in friendly games ag

Society | September 9, 2002, Monday // 00:00

Diplomats in Bulgaria and Interior Ministry Join New Efforts in Charity

A second fundraising football match between the teams of the diplomatic corps in Bulgaria and the Interior Ministry will take place on October 4th in Bulgarian city Plovdiv, Maxim Behar, M3 Communications Group, Inc. CEO said.

Sports | September 9, 2002, Monday // 00:00

Brussels Notes Progress in Bulgarian Judiciary Reform

Bulgaria's considerable progress in the reform of its judiciary was noted in Brussels, Euro-integration Minister Kuneva said upon her return from Brussels, where consultations with the European Commission (EC) on the preparation of the EC's annual report

Politics | September 9, 2002, Monday // 00:00

Ban on Genetically Modified Food Sought

The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) demanded a moratorium on genetically modified foods in compliance with the practice in EU member states. BAS is to hold negotiations with the Agriculture Ministry for a 5-year ban on the imports and production.

Politics | September 9, 2002, Monday // 00:00

Schroeder Acknowlegded Winner in TV Debate

German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder is thought to have gained the edge over his conservative rival Edmund Stoiber in a live television debate, two weeks before Germany votes in general elections. The US-style duel, the second and final one to be held befo

World | September 9, 2002, Monday // 00:00

Government Crisis in Austria

Austrian far-right Vice-Chancellor Susanne Riess-Passer said on Sunday she was quitting the governing coalition over a party revolt led by rival Joerg Haider, raising the prospect of early elections. Riess-Passer, who is Freedom Party leader, said party c

World | September 9, 2002, Monday // 00:00

Socialists Celebrate 9th September

The Bulgarian Socialist Party organized a rally to honor the 58th anniversary since the antifascist uprising. Socialist leader Sergey Stanishev addressed the participants in the rally.

Politics | September 9, 2002, Monday // 00:00

Air Pollution in Danube Town of Russe known soon

Readings on the level of air pollution in the Danube town of Russe will be announced midday on September 9. The levels will show the level of air pollution registered September 8 when some three thousand tonnes of briquettes went on fire at port Russe-Eas

Politics | September 9, 2002, Monday // 00:00

Chavez Resumes Oil Supplies to Cuba

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has said his government is restarting supplies of subsidised oil to Cuba five months after they were suspended during a failed coup against him. The decision to resume the shipments of 53,000 barrels a day has been particu

World | September 9, 2002, Monday // 00:00

Quake Hit New Guinea

A major earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale has hit the coastal waters north of Papua New Guinea.

World | September 9, 2002, Monday // 00:00

Sofia's NATO Bid Tops Agenda of President in Iceland, U.S.

Bulgarian President Parvanov left for the United States early in the morning of September 9. The president's program start with a working visit in Iceland.

Politics | September 9, 2002, Monday // 00:00

New Bansko Hotel Opened

The four-star Tanne hotel was inaugurated in the high-altitude town of Bansko on Saturday by the Bulgaria-German company BD. The 70-bed Internet-wired facility boasts an indoor swimming pool and sauna.

Politics | September 9, 2002, Monday // 00:00

Bulgarian Urea Maker Posts Record High 2001 Loss

Vratsa-based chemical plant Chimco reported a record-high 2001 loss of BGN 21,7 M, up BGN 9 M over the previous year. This was announced at the general shareholders' meeting September 7.

Business | September 9, 2002, Monday // 00:00

European Corridor VIII Accord Expected to be Signed

The memorandum for the construction of European transport Corridor VIII is expected to be signed today in Bari, Italy. The Bulgarian side will be represented by Transport Minister Plamen Petrov.

Business | September 9, 2002, Monday // 00:00

Top Industrialists Lobby for Bulgaria's Early EU Accession

"I think Bulgaria is now very much on track to join the EU at the latest in 2007. ERT will continue to put pressure on the EU in favour of Bulgaria's early accession," Piet Steel, European Round Table Associate of Baron Daniel Janssen said in an interview

Business | September 9, 2002, Monday // 00:00
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