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ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION COMPANIES SALE SET AT USD 350 M

The privatisation of 51 to 67 per cent of each of the seven local electricity distribution companies is expected to bring in no less than an aggregate of USD 350 M, Energy Minister Kovachev said August 2. After the new majority owners take over, part of t

Business | August 2, 2002, Friday // 00:00

RUSSIA TO PRESENT DOCUMENT ON ITS TITLE TO BULGARTABAC ASSETS

Russia will present to the Bulgarian government a document that proves that the country has the right to claim assets of tobacco monopoly Bulgartabac Holding, Russia’s Ambassador to Bulgaria Vladimir Titov said on Friday after a meeting with Bulgaria’s Fo

Politics | August 2, 2002, Friday // 00:00

FOREIGN MINISTER PASSY HAS BEEN INVITED TO BECOME AN HONORARY MEMBER O...

Foreign Minister Passy has been invited to become an honorary member of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation (IRWF). In a letter to Minister Passy the founder of the foundation says that his joining would boost the aims of the organization, which

Politics | August 2, 2002, Friday // 00:00

PARLIAMENT LATEST SESSION WAS SUCCESSFUL, SPEAKER SAYS

The Parliament adopted a number of normative acts, laws and decisions during its latest session and made a step towards building democracy and realizing national priorities, Parliamentary Speaker Ognyan Gerdzhikov said on the occasion of the session’s end

Politics | August 2, 2002, Friday // 00:00

RULING PARTY STARTS PREPARATIONS FOR LOCAL ELECTIONS

The leadership of the ruling Simeon II National Movement parliamentary group asked on Friday the MPs as well as the district and municipality coordinators to start preparations for the local elections. That was announced by the floor leader of the party P

Politics | August 2, 2002, Friday // 00:00

AT LEAST 20 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED IN VIOLENCE ACROSS THE DISPUTED RE...

At least 20 people have been killed in violence across the disputed region of Kashmir. Indian police say four Islamic militants and an Indian officer were killed in a gun battle overnight Wednesday in the town of Rajouri.

World | August 2, 2002, Friday // 00:00

APOLONIA ART FESTIVAL OPENS DOORS FOR EIGHTEENTH YEAR IN A ROW

BY Milena Dinkova The program of Apolonia Autumn Festival of Arts, which takes place annually in the Black Sea town of Sozopol was officially announced at a news conference on Thursday.

Society | August 2, 2002, Friday // 00:00

BULGARIANS WITH DIVERGING OPINIONS ABOUT WORK OF POLICE*

Bulgarians are divided in two equal groups of those satisfied (41,8%) and dissatisfied (42,4%) with police work according to the latest survey of the Central European Opinion Research Group. The survey, which was conducted in June 2002 in Bulgaria, the Cz

Views on BG | August 2, 2002, Friday // 00:00

BULGARTABAC CONSULTANT SUBMITTED REPORT ON THE SALE

The report of Bulgartabac sale consultant Creditanstalt Investment Bank on the four offers for 80 percent stake in Bulgaria's tobacco giant Bulgartabac was submitted to the working group for the privatisation of Bulgartabac Holding, Deputy Prime Minister

Business | August 2, 2002, Friday // 00:00

GLOBUL WITH ALMOST FULL BLACK SEA COAST NETWORK ALREADY

Bulgaria’s second GSM operator has almost finished with the construction of its Black Sea coast network, the company announced. Now, the network covers the country’s Black sea coast from northeastern town of Byala to southeastern town of Tsarevo.

Business | August 2, 2002, Friday // 00:00

SMALL QUAKE RATTLED NORTHWESTERN BULGARIA

A light tremor was felt in the city of Vidin in Northwestern Bulgaria at 12.37 pm.

Politics | August 2, 2002, Friday // 00:00

REPORT ON ARMED FORCES 2001 NOTES OPTIMISM BEFORE PRAGUE SUMMIT

The progress that has been made so far in the defense sector and the prospects for further development of the reforms are reasons for optimism in anticipation of the Prague summit, reads the Report on the State of the Defense and Armed Forces for 2001, wh

Views on BG | August 2, 2002, Friday // 00:00

EXPERTS STILL VERIFY SAFETY OF MISSILES’ ENGINES INCINERATION

It is still not certain whether during the incineration of the engines of Bulgaria’s SS-23, Scud and FROG missiles, there wouldn’t be harmful emissions. That was announced by General Nikola Kolev, Head of the General Staff of the Bulgarian armed forces.

Politics | August 2, 2002, Friday // 00:00

BULGARIAN SOCIALIST PARTY LEADER SERGEY STANISHEV HEADED FOR BUZLUDZHA...

Bulgarian Socialist Party leader Sergey Stanishev headed for Buzludzha mountain peak for the celebrations on the occasion of the party's anniversary together with some 20 motorists, himself riding a Honda. Before leaving Stanishev said it is important tha

Politics | August 2, 2002, Friday // 00:00

LOCALS FROM STARA ZAGORA DISTRICT PROTEST AGAIN AGAINST MISSILES DEMOLITION

A new protest against the demolition of the SS-23, Scud and FROG missiles was organized on Friday by locals from the Stara Zagora district where the missiles are planned to be destroyed. The protestors plan to block for one hour the Stara Zagora – Kazanlu

Politics | August 2, 2002, Friday // 00:00

PARLIAMENT OKS ARMAMENT GRANT TO AFGHANISTAN

Parliament ratified on Friday an agreement between the Bulgarian government and Afghanistan’s interim government. Under the agreement, Bulgaria will grant to Afghanistan armament, munitions and communication facilities.

Politics | August 2, 2002, Friday // 00:00

FAMOUS BULGARIAN SINGER MARIA NEYKOVA DIED UNEXPECTEDLY ON THURSDAY AF...

Famous Bulgarian singer Maria Neykova died unexpectedly on Thursday afternoon. Neykova is author and singer of the song in the film “Koziya rog,” shown in over one hundred countries.

Politics | August 2, 2002, Friday // 00:00

THE EUR 54,290 M AID PACKAGE, THAT WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE GREEK GOVER...

The EUR 54,290 M aid package, that will be provided by the Greek government under the Greek Plan for Economic Reconstruction of the Balkans, will be used for infrastructure upgrading, particularly in the energy and transport sectors, for industrial invest

Politics | August 2, 2002, Friday // 00:00

PARLIAMENT PASSED WITHOUT AMENDMENTS THE BIODIVERSITY ACT AUGUST 2. TH...

Parliament passed without amendments the Biodiversity Act August 2. This is the second voting of the act as the legislators failed to override the President's veto on Wednesday.

Politics | August 2, 2002, Friday // 00:00

FINANCE MINISTER TO MANAGE EU PRE-ACCESSION ISPA FUND

Finance Minister Milen Velchev will be the national coordinator of EU pre-accession ISPA fund, the Cabinet decided in line with the strategy for Bulgaria’s participation in the Structural funds and the EU Cohesion Fund. Deputy Prime Minister and Regional

Politics | August 2, 2002, Friday // 00:00

PLOVDIV INTERNATIONAL FAIR EXCLUDED FROM PRIVATIZABLE PROPERTY

International Fair Co. of Plovdiv, South Central Bulgaria, has been added to a list of commercial corporations with a 50% stake held by the state, which are excluded from privatisation, under amendments to the Privatisation and Post-privatisation Control

Business | August 2, 2002, Friday // 00:00
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