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PLAN FOR MISSILES DEMOLITION AT FIVE FIRING GROUNDS MULLED

Asked to comment the statement of ruling party floor leader that there was a schema, under which all firing grounds in the country will be used for the destruction of the SS-23 missiles, Defense Minister Nikolay Svinarov confirmed that such a plan was bei

Politics | August 8, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

OFFERS FOR DANUBE BRIDGE 2 CONSULTANT OPENED TODAY

The offers of candidate consultants on Danube Bridge 2 project will be opened in public today at the Transport Ministry. According to preliminary information five companies have been shortlisted to bid for the consulting contract for Danube Bridge 2, span

Business | August 8, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

SAXE-COBURG DINED WITH JORDAN'S ROYAL FAMILY MEMBERS

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Saxe-Coburg and Jordan's King Abdallah II discussed on Wednesday evening ways to boost bilateral relations between the two countries. Saxe-Coburg was a special guest at an official dinner, hosted by king Abdallah II and Queen Ran

Politics | August 8, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

NEW CROWN AGENTS CHIEF NOTES PROGRESS IN CUSTOMS

John Brown, the recent replacement of Jim Williams, board chairman of Crown Agents in Bulgaria said that during the last couple of months there was a significant progress in the administration of the Bulgarian customs. He has been chief of the Crown Agent

Business | August 8, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

THE NEW CZECH GOVERNMENT HAS WON A VOTE OF CONFIDENCE IN PARLIAMENT, S...

The new Czech Government has won a vote of confidence in parliament, scraping through by 101 votes to 98. The vote was a test of the government's razor-thin majority, which has set itself the tasks of bringing the country into the European Union and stren

World | August 8, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF) HAS AGREED TO LEND BRAZIL AN EXT...

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has agreed to lend Brazil an extra $30bn, hoping that this will help pull the country and the region out of crisis. About $24bn of this will be distributed next year, Horst Koehler, the IMF managing director said in a

World | August 8, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

BGN 40 M EARMARKED FOR MUNICIPAL LIABILITIES UNDER DRAFT

The Cabinet will release additional BGN 40 M for settling outstanding liabilities of municipalities, under a draft regulation on the additional funds earmarked for municipal budgets, to be discussed by the Cabinet at its session today. The decision comes

Business | August 8, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

COUNTRIES IN EAST AND CENTRAL AFRICA MAY MOVE TO BAN THE CIVILIAN OWNE...

Countries in East and Central Africa may move to ban the civilian ownership of small arms in a bid to fight insecurity in the region. It is estimated that there are 100 million illicit small arms in Africa, crippling development in many areas of the conti

World | August 8, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

AT LEAST 13 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED AND NEARLY 30 WOUNDED IN EXPLOSION...

At least 13 people have been killed and nearly 30 wounded in explosions in the Colombian capital Bogota, minutes before Alvaro Uribe was sworn in as the country's president. Several of the explosions took place in poor Cartucho district a few streets away

World | August 8, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

RELATIVES OF THE VICTIMS OF THE 1988 LOCKERBIE BOMBING HAVE GIVEN A CA...

Relatives of the victims of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing have given a cautious welcome to a statement by Libya that it is ready, in principle, to pay them compensation. The announcement was made by Libyan Foreign Minister Abderrahmane Chalgam, after talks b

World | August 8, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

THE PRIVATISATION AGENCY HAS INVITED A NEW TENDER FOR VRATSA-BASED MIL...

The Privatisation Agency has invited a new tender for Vratsa-based military repairs plant VOLA. The tender for the all-cash deal has been scheduled for September 17.

Politics | August 8, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

MANAGING BOARD OF SHUMENSKO PIVO BREWERY ELECTED

A three-member managing board was elected at the first meeting of the Supervisory Board of the Shumen-based Shumensko Pivo beer brewery. The election was in line with the latest decision of the general shareholders meeting on a two-tier management structu

Business | August 8, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

COSMETICS PRODUCER AROMA TAKES OVER ASTERA HOLDING

Astera Holding merges into Aroma AD, Lukan Lukanov, chairman of Sofia-based cosmetics producer, announced, cited by Pari Daily. The decision on the restructuring has been taken at a general shareholders' meeting of Aroma August 7.

Business | August 8, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

PHARE FINANCES VOCATIONAL SCHOOL REPAIRS

PHARE program has released EUR 525,500 for a project on the renovation of vocational schools in the towns of Vidin, Vratsa, Montana, Haskovo, Kazanluk and Kurdzhali, Dnevnik Daily reported. The project will be implemented by the Regional Development Minis

Business | August 8, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL TO BE TRANSPORTED VIA UKRAINE

A draft on the transportation of spent nuclear fuel to Russia via Ukraine will be discussed by the Cabinet at its session. It is the subject of an agreement between the governments of Bulgaria, Russia and Ukraine, expected to facilitate the transportation

Politics | August 8, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

NEW LIABILITIES ASSUMED BY VIDACHIM'S NEW OWNER

New liabilities have been incurred, after Vidachim was ruled insolvent, up BGN 2 M from the previous BGN 68 M, Borislav Lorinkov, major shareholder of Pristis Group said, quoted by Pari Daily. A 70% stake in Vidin-based chemical plant Vidachim were transf

Business | August 8, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

UKRAINE BLAMED TWO PILOTS ON WEDNESDAY FOR THE WORLD'S WORST AIR SHOW ...

Ukraine blamed two pilots on Wednesday for the world's worst air show disaster, saying their decision to ignore orders and execute a dangerous maneuver contributed to the deaths of 85 people. The victims, many of them children, died when a Sukhoi Su-27 je

World | August 7, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

THE PALESTINIAN LEADERSHIP HAS AGREED IN PRINCIPLE TO AN ISRAELI PROPO...

The Palestinian leadership has agreed in principle to an Israeli proposal to pull troops out of some occupied areas in exchange for a crackdown on militants. "There is preliminary approval," Palestinian minister Nabil Shaath said after Chairman Yasser Ara

World | August 7, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

SADDAM HUSSEIN ANNOUNCED PLANS TO ADDRESS THE IRAQI NATION AS A NEW RE...

Saddam Hussein announced plans to address the Iraqi nation as a new report Wednesday said U.S.

World | August 7, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

RESEARCH NOTES INCREASE OF PESSIMISM IN BULGARIA*

A majority of Bulgarians (76,6%), Poles (76,1%), and Lithuanians (61,7%) consider their country's economy to be in bad shape, while an absolute majority of Hungarians (56,2%) and a relative majority of Russians (44,1%) think that the current economic situ

Views on BG | August 7, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

PRE-ACCESSION ECONOMIC PROGRAMME SETS INFLATION AT 4%

Inflation rate of less than 4 % and unemployment under 15 % in 2005 are projected in the Bulgarian pre-accession economic programme (2002-2005), presented August 7. The programme was drafted by the Agency for Economic Analyses and Projections (AEAP) with

Business | August 7, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00
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