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NO DONORS FOR STRUMA HIGHWAY DUE TO LOW TRAFFIC ESTIMATES

The project for construction of Struma highway failed to attract donors due to the low traffic estimates, head of the Road Executive Agency Pavel Dikovski said, quoted by Dnevnik Daily. Struma highway (Sofia-Kulata) is part of the transport corridor 4 and

Business | July 25, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

BULGARIA RANKS 41ST IN E-READINESS

Bulgaria is ranked 41st, up from 48th in 2001, among sixty countries in creating a business environment conductive to Internet-based commercial opportunities, according to the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU).

Views on BG | July 25, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

INVESTORS MIGHT RUN BURGAS PORT UNDER A CONCESSION CONTRACT

Investors are willing to run the loss-making Burgas port under a concession contract, Transport Minister Plamen Petrov said. The cargo traffic handled by the port is small.

Business | July 25, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

NATO MEMBERSHIP ACTION PLAN ON AGENDA OF NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL

A stage assessment of the commitments assumed by government institutions on Euro-Atlantic integration will be made at the meeting of the Consultative Council on National Security, called by the president on July 31. The agenda of the meeting includes a di

Politics | July 25, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

REAL-LIFE IMAGES OF A MAN DYING FROM LUNG CANCER ARE BEING USED IN A H...

Real-life images of a man dying from lung cancer are being used in a hard-hitting anti-smoking campaign launched in France. The health warning, which screened on television for the first time Monday, depicts an emaciated 49-year-old man sitting on his bed

World | July 24, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

FORENSIC EXPERTS IN BOSNIA HAVE DISCOVERED A MASS GRAVE IN THE NORTH-E...

Forensic experts in Bosnia have discovered a mass grave in the north-east of the country, close to the site of the Srebrenica massacre in 1995. It is thought the grave contains the bodies of Bosnian Muslims killed by Bosnian Serb forces after they capture

World | July 24, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

THE FUTURE OF RESIDENTS IN THE RUSSIAN ENCLAVE OF KALININGRAD IS UNDER...

The future of residents in the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad is under discussion in Brussels. Officials from Russia and the European Union have begun wrestling with the issue of how the enclave's one million residents will be able to travel to the rest o

World | July 24, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

A TEENAGED GIRL AND THREE INDIAN SECURITY TROOPS WERE KILLED AND 30 OT...

A teenaged girl and three Indian security troops were killed and 30 others wounded in guerrilla attacks across Kashmir, police said Wednesday, ahead of a visit by the U.S.

World | July 24, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

IRAN REJECTED WEDNESDAY IRAQI ACCUSATIONS IT HAD BACKED "TERRORIST" AT...

Iran rejected Wednesday Iraqi accusations it had backed "terrorist" attacks against its neighbor and said it had no plans to interfere in Iraq's internal affairs. Iranian government spokesman Abdollah Ramazanzadeh said Iran "does not intend to interfere i

World | July 24, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

DEBATE RAGED IN ISRAEL ON WEDNESDAY OVER THE WISDOM OF KILLING ONE OF ...

Debate raged in Israel on Wednesday over the wisdom of killing one of its most bitter enemies at the cost of 14 Palestinian lives and international condemnation of the devastating Gaza air raid. A day after the killing of Salah Shehada, commander of the m

World | July 24, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

THE AUTHORITIES IN THE ESTONIAN CITY OF PARNU HAVE REMOVED A CONTROVER...

The authorities in the Estonian city of Parnu have removed a controversial monument honouring Estonian soldiers who sided with the Nazis during World War II. "The monument should bear the idea of Estonia's fight for freedom, not what we can see on it toda

World | July 24, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

FINANCE MINISTER OPTIMIST ABOUT AMOUNT OF FOREIGN INVESTMENTS THIS YEAR

The foreign investments planned for this year of some one billion dollars can be realized by the end of December, Finance Minister Milen Velchev said in an interview for the Bulgarian News Agency. He recalled that only investments from the privatization o

Business | July 24, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

PARLIAMENT ELECTED MEMBERS OF THE SUPERVISION COUNCIL WITH THE AGENCY ...

Parliament elected members of the Supervision Council with the Agency for Post-Privatization Control with 182 votes for, three against and 4 abstained. The Agency’s Supervision Council will include two representatives, nominated by Simeon II National Move

Politics | July 24, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

CLOSING LOSS-INCURRING RAILWAY DESTINATIONS SUGGESTED

The Transport Ministry will move a proposal for closing the most loss-incurring destinations for passenger transport of the State Railways Company, Transport Minister Plamen Petrov announced. The decision for closing these activities is needed for fixing

Business | July 24, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

BRITISH BUSINESSMEN WILL STUDY OPPORTUNITIES FOR INVESTMENTS

British businessmen will visit Bulgaria in October to study the opportunities for investing in Bulgaria, Great Britain’s Ambassador to Bulgaria H.E.

Business | July 24, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

IN THE BEGINNING OF NEXT YEAR IN FIVE TOWNS IN THE COUNTRY METHADONE P...

In the beginning of next year in five towns in the country methadone programs will be launched. Besides in Sofia, such programs will start in Varna, Veliko Turnovo, Russe, Pleven and Plovdiv.

Politics | July 24, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

SOCIALIST LEADER SEES IMPROVEMENT IN RELATIONS WITH RUSSIA

“I definitely see improvement in the Russian – Bulgarian political relations,” the leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party Sergey Stanishev said upon his return from Moscow where he participated in a seminar of the Moscow Academy for Political Sciences. I

Politics | July 24, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

INVESTOR IN FLAG CARRIER TO BE KNOWN BY OCTOBER

Transport Minister Plamen Petrov said he expected a qualified company to be attracted as investor in flag carrier Balkan Airlines by October this year. He explained that for one year his ministry has managed to deal with the different interests involved i

Business | July 24, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

SUBSIDIES FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCE EXPORT TO BE URGENTLY INTRODUCED

Subsidies for export of agricultural products will be introduced this year, Agriculture Minister Mehmed Dikme said in Parliament without specifying exactly which products will be subsidized. He added that the subsidies had to be introduced in 2004.

Politics | July 24, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

PARDEW SAYS MISSILES DEMOLITION WILL TAKE PLACE AS PLANNED

The pending destruction of Bulgaria's SS-23 and Scud missiles and FROG missiles will take place as scheduled. That was announced by US ambassador to Bulgaria James Pardew after the meeting of Defense Minister Nikolay Svinarov with the president of the CDI

Politics | July 24, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00
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