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THE POLISH CONSTRUCTION COMPANY BUDIMEX, PART OF THE SPANISH FERROVIAL...

The Polish construction company Budimex, part of the Spanish Ferrovial construction group, is interested in the construction and upgrade of road and railway infrastructure in Bulgaria, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Romania, Interfax reported.

Politics | July 15, 2002, Monday // 00:00

DOMESTIC DRUG MAKERS WANT SHORTER PATENT PROTECTION

Representatives of domestic drug makers and drug importers and of US pharmaceutical companies will lobby with the Health Ministry and the Medicines Executive Agency the inclusion of the so-called Roche Bolar provision in the Human Medicines and Pharmacies

Business | July 15, 2002, Monday // 00:00

SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO OVERSEE WORK ON EU COMMITMENTS

A special committee will be set up with the Euro-integration directorate of the government that will monitor the work of the state administration related to the EU related commitments. That was announced by Euro-integration Minister Meglena Kuneva.

Politics | July 15, 2002, Monday // 00:00

IFC PLANS TO FUND INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the investment arm of the World Bank Group, is ready to participate in the construction of infrastructure facilities in Bulgaria, Peter Woicke, executive vice president, said at a news conference on Saturday. H

Business | July 15, 2002, Monday // 00:00

JEFFREY SACHS TO PARTICIPATE VIA VIDEOCONFERENCING IN SOFIA CONFERENCE

Jeffrey Sachs will address and answer questions related to Bulgaria’s progress en route to EU and NATO via videoconferencing from New York at the international conference “Bulgaria in Europe”. Bulgaria’s progress in fulfilling the economic and political c

Business | July 15, 2002, Monday // 00:00

RUSSIA HAS NO GROUNDS TO CLAIM ESTATES IN BULGARIA, FM SAYS

Russia has got no grounds to lay claims to real estates in Bulgaria, Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Passy said. He explained that the government has reviewed the Russian claims to part of the Bulgartabac assets and they were abstract and without legal ground

Business | July 15, 2002, Monday // 00:00

POPULARITY OF POLITICIANS GOES DOWN, SURVEY SHOWS

The popularity of the ministers, the institutions, the parties and the politicians goes down, a survey of the sociological agency MBMD shows. The authority of parliament has gone down by eight percent, of the president by seven percent, of the police by t

Politics | July 15, 2002, Monday // 00:00

THE POLICE IN PARIS OVERPOWERED A MAN WHO ATTEMPTED TO SHOOT FRENCH PR...

The police in Paris overpowered a man who attempted to shoot French President Jacques Chirac at France's Bastille Day parade. The 25-year old man pulled out a .

World | July 14, 2002, Sunday // 00:00

FOUR COMPANIES EYE VARNA SHIPYARD

Four companies are interested in buying fifty percent of the Varna shipyard assets, Slaveyko Staykov, chair of the shipyard’s Board of Directors told journalists. The Navigation Maritime Bulgare (BSF) is owner of Varna shipyard since June 3.

Business | July 14, 2002, Sunday // 00:00

OSAMA BIN LADEN IS ALIVE, PROBABLY IN THE BORDER REGION BETWEEN PAKIST...

Osama bin Laden is alive, probably in the border region between Pakistan and Afghanistan, the head of Germany's BND foreign intelligence network said in a newspaper interview. Bin Laden is the United State's main suspect in the September 11 attacks on New

World | July 14, 2002, Sunday // 00:00

INDIA SUNDAY CONDEMNED A RAID IN KASHMIR BY GUNMEN, SOME DRESSED AS HI...

India Sunday condemned a raid in Kashmir by gunmen, some dressed as Hindu holy men, who killed 27 slum dwellers and the government said it would give its response Monday. After an emergency cabinet meeting, India sent Deputy Prime Minister Lal Krishna Adv

World | July 14, 2002, Sunday // 00:00

THE AUTHORITIES IN AFGHANISTAN AND AID AGENCIES ARE TAKING URGENT MEAS...

The authorities in Afghanistan and aid agencies are taking urgent measures to prevent a cholera epidemic in the capital Kabul. Some 6,000 patients have been admitted to Kabul hospitals in the past three weeks with diarrhoea-related diseases and three have

World | July 14, 2002, Sunday // 00:00

AT LEAST 58 PEOPLE ARE NOW KNOWN TO HAVE DIED IN SEVERE STORMS THAT HA...

At least 58 people are now known to have died in severe storms that have been pounding the Philippines for a week, the authorities say. Four people are missing and 43 have been injured and the death toll is expected to rise further as reports trickle in f

World | July 14, 2002, Sunday // 00:00

CHINA INVESTED USD 300 M IN BULGARIA SINCE THE BEGINNING OF 2002

China has invested USD 300 M in Bulgaria since the beginning of 2002, Deputy Prime Minister and Economy Minister Nikolay Vassilev said in the Albena resort where he paid a visit together with the Chinese delegation, which arrived on Saturday and is led by

Business | July 14, 2002, Sunday // 00:00

OVER TWO HUNDRED SOFIA CITIZENS HAVE FILED 164 REQUESTS TO OMBUDSMAN A...

Over two hundred Sofia citizens have filed 164 requests to ombudsman Antoaneta Tsoneva for the first three months since her office in Sofia was opened. Municipal housing procedures top the list, followed by restitution problems and illegal construction.

Politics | July 14, 2002, Sunday // 00:00

GOVERNORS TO DISCUSS STAND ON CLOSURE OF CENTRAL BANK BRANCH IN BURGAS

The Burgas municipal council will have an extraordinary meeting on Monday to discuss the decision of the Bulgarian central bank to close its regional branch in the Black Sea city. The branch is planned to be officially closed on July 19.

Business | July 14, 2002, Sunday // 00:00

BULGARIA MARKS ANNIVERSARY OF NATIONAL HERO BIRTH

On Sunday, the village of Vidrare marked the 165th anniversary of the birth of national hero Vasil Levski, known as "the Apostle of Freedom". Vidrare is the first to celebrate the anniversary of the Bulgarian fighter for liberation from the Ottoman yoke,

Politics | July 14, 2002, Sunday // 00:00

NOVINITE.COM POLL: FOREIGNERS SHOULD BUY LAND IN BULGARIA

The majority (59 percent) of the readers of novinite.com and The News who cast their vote in the latest poll of novinite.

Views on BG | July 14, 2002, Sunday // 00:00

UDF TO APPROACH COURT ON CHIEF PROSECUTOR’S IMMUNITY AMENDMENT

The rightist party Union of Democratic Forces will approach the Constitutional Court concerning the immunity of the Chief Prosecutor, the UDF deputy leader Ekaterina Mihaylova announced. One fifth of the members of the Supreme Judicial Council will be all

Politics | July 14, 2002, Sunday // 00:00

FM SAYS PARDEW’S STATEMENT ON MISSILES DEMOLITION WAS NOT AN ULTIMATUM

The SS-23 missiles demolition is a key factor for whether the United States will support or not Bulgaria’s NATO bid, US ambassador to Bulgaria James Pardew said on Friday. Commenting the statement, Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Passy said that it was not an

Politics | July 14, 2002, Sunday // 00:00

RULING PARTY SHOULD FORM COALITION WITH THE RIGHTIST PARTIES

The only chance of the Saxe-Coburg cabinet to stay in power is to form a coalition with other rightist parties, the Economist Intelligence Unit forecast in its latest analysis on Bulgaria. Divisions within the government and MPs’ resignations would lead

Views on BG | July 14, 2002, Sunday // 00:00
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