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STATE-OWNED STAKE IN BALKANCAR COMPANIES UP BY BGN 4,2 M

The Cabinet decided to increase the state-owned stake in the daughter companies of Balkancar Holding by BGN 4,2 M, Kaloyan Ninov, Deputy Economy Minister, announced. The money will be earmarked from the budget and most of them will be back in the budget w

Business | March 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

EX-AGRICULTURE MINISTER STRIPPED OF IMMUNITY

Parliament approved the initiation of legal proceedings against former Agriculture Minister Ventsislav Vurbanov. A total of 156 MPs voted for stripping Ventsislav Vurbanov of immunity from prosecution, after debating the demand of Chief Prosecutor Nikola

Politics | March 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

N-PLANT UNITS 3, 4 MUST BE SHUT 2006, AUSTRIA’S CHANCELLOR SAID

Nuclear Power plant Kozloduy units 3 and 4 are to be decommissioned in 2006 as agreed with the European Commission, Austria’s Federal Chancellor Wolfgang Schuessel unequivocally pointed out at the press conference after his meeting with Prime Minister Sim

Politics | March 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

BULGARIA OPENED TWO LAST CHAPTERS FROM EU NEGOTIATIONS

Bulgaria opened the last two chapters from the EU pre-accession process - “Agriculture” and “Economic and Monetary Union”. So far the European Commission refused to open the talks on these chapters, saying that Bulgaria was still not ready.

Politics | March 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

CABINET SAYS CROWN AGENTS CONTRACT ATTACKED BY CRIMINAL GROUPS

“The ministers are convinced that behind the attempts for attack against the contract with Crown Agents stand criminal interests, strongly affected by the reform in the customs, “ Bulgaria’s government said in a declaration. Britain’s company Crown Agents

Politics | March 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

AUSTRIA’S CHANCELLOR MEETS PM WITH SALUTES UNDER HEAVY RAIN

Prime Minister Saxe-Coburg was met with salutes by Austria’s Federal Chancellor Wolfgang Schuessel on March 21. Heavy rain was pouring in Vienna during the ceremony.

Politics | March 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

THE GOVERNMENT APPROVED AT ITS REGULAR MEETING A DRAFT MEMORANDUM FOR ...

The government approved at its regular meeting a draft memorandum for cooperation between Bulgaria and Iran in the fight against narcotic trafficking.

Politics | March 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

OTE SEEKS TO EXPAND ON BG MOBILE MARKET

OTE Telecoms, Greece's largest company, said it was in talks to raise fresh funds to expand its wholly-owned Bulgarian Globul GSM network and denied reports it planned to sell a stake in the company, Reuters reported. "Both OTE and Globul negotiate on the

Business | March 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

NEW SCANDAL OVER CROWN AGENTS CONTRACT

The government should leave office in case that the disclosed data from the meeting of the Council of Ministers is true, Nadezhda Mihaylova, floor leader of the rightist opposition United Democratic Forces declared. “If what has been disclosed is true, it

Politics | March 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

THE CHIEF SECRETARY WITH THE INTERIOR MINISTRY GEN. BOYKO BORISSOV AND...

The Chief Secretary with the Interior Ministry Gen. Boyko Borissov and the Director of he National Service “Security Gen.

Politics | March 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

AN ADDITIONAL AGREEMENT TO THE CONTRACT ON PRIVATISATION BUYING AND SE...

An additional agreement to the contract on privatisation buying and selling of a 63% stake in fertiliser producer Agropolychim is to be signed, the Cabinet decided at its regular meeting. The document stipulates the buyer’s obligations under the program f

Politics | March 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

THE MUNICIPALITY OF BURGAS WON PROJECT OF THE EU DELEGATION IN BULGARI...

The municipality of Burgas won project of the EU delegation in Bulgaria “EU days in Burgas”. In the framework of the project, a multicultural information center for information for the EU member states will be established.

Politics | March 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

DISCLOSURE OF SHORTHAND REPORT TO BE INVESTIGATED

Justice Minister Anton Stankov will propose investigation to be conducted on the disclosure of a shorthand report in Bulgaria’s daily “Trud” from a closed meeting of the Council of Ministers. The report is connected with the controversial contract with Br

Business | March 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

BULGARIAN COMPANIES WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE PRIVATIZATION OF ALBANIA’S...

Bulgarian companies will participate in the privatization of Albania’s biggest enterprises, Albanian minister of Transport and Communications Maqo Lakrori said at a meeting of the intergovernmental Bulgarian –Albanian commission for trade and economic coo

Politics | March 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

A JOINT SECURITY MEETING WITH ISRAELIS AND PALESTINIANS ENDED EARLY TH...

A joint security meeting with Israelis and Palestinians ended early Thursday without a cease-fire agreement because of "gaps and differences" on both sides, a senior Israeli defense ministry official said, quoted by CNN. The official, however, said the tw

World | March 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

PARLIAMENT GAVE GREEN LIGHT TO TELECOM SALE

Parliament ratified the sell-off plan of the Bulgarian Telecommunications Company on March 21. The privatization strategy was approved with 103 votes in favor, 89 votes against and one abstention.

Business | March 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

INTEREST IN NEW BOND DEALS INCREASES

Investors looked over a menu of new sovereign bond deals being offered by Bulgaria, Uruguay and Chile, while emerging market debt prices slumped March 20, Reuters reported. After rising more than 6.

Business | March 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

POLICE IN KENYA HAVE ARRESTED 200 MEMBERS OF THE BANNED MUNGIKI SECT, ...

Police in Kenya have arrested 200 members of the banned Mungiki sect, which has been blamed for violence in the capital, Nairobi. Weapons - including clubs, swords, and arrows - were recovered in raids carried out in the Kajiaro district, south of Nairobi

World | March 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

THE UNITED STATES HAS CONDEMNED WHAT IT DESCRIBES AS AN ORCHESTRATED C...

The United States has condemned what it describes as an orchestrated campaign of violence and intimidation against the opposition in Zimbabwe. The State Department spokesman, Richard Boucher, said the US was unaware of "any convincing evidence" for the tr

World | March 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

THE US SENATE HAS GIVEN FINAL CONGRESSIONAL APPROVAL TO A BILL LIMITIN...

The US Senate has given final congressional approval to a bill limiting the funding of political campaigns. The landmark vote ends a seven-year campaign to ban the large, unregulated donations which political parties use to fund television advertising.

World | March 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

AL-QAEDA AND TALEBAN SUSPECTS CAPTURED IN AFGHANISTAN WILL HAVE MORE R...

Al-Qaeda and Taleban suspects captured in Afghanistan will have more rights than originally planned when they face US military tribunals, details given to Congress show. The Defence Department has partly listened to critics of the tribunals, which were fi

World | March 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00
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