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MORE THAN 620,000 AUSTRIANS HAVE SIGNED AN OFFICIAL PETITION AGAINST A...

More than 620,000 Austrians have signed an official petition against a government decision to buy a fleet of new Eurofighter jets. The tally - more than 10% of the population - means parliament will now have to debate the issue.

World | August 6, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

BRITISH FOREIGN OFFICE MINISTER MIKE O'BRIEN HAS LEFT FOR LIBYA ON THE...

British Foreign Office Minister Mike O'Brien has left for Libya on the first British ministerial visit to Libya since 1983. He is due to arrive in Tripoli on Tuesday afternoon for talks aimed at securing the support of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's regime for

World | August 6, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

SURGEONS AT A LOS ANGELES HOSPITAL HAVE SEPARATED TWIN GIRLS WHO WERE ...

Surgeons at a Los Angeles hospital have separated twin girls who were joined by the top of their heads. The separation appeared to be successful, Dr Houman Hemmatti told an American television network after the 20-hour operation.

World | August 6, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

BULGARIA ABSTAINS ON UN RESOLUTION FOR ISRAELI WITHDRAWAL

The United Nations General Assembly has demanded an immediate Israeli withdrawal from Palestinian towns and cities and an end to violence against civilians on both sides of the Middle East conflict in a resolution adopted on Monday night. 114 UN members v

Politics | August 6, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

THE MANAGEMENT OF KREMIKOVTSI STEEL PLANT WILL FILE CLAIMS AGAINST BUR...

The management of Kremikovtzi steel plant will file claims against Burgas port and the Bulgarian State Railways Company for BGN 9 M and failed transport services respectively. Under a contract Kremikovtzi pays a monthly instalment for freights transport,

Politics | August 6, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

FRIENDS AND FANS PAID THEIR LAST RESPECTS TO THE DISTINGUISHED SINGER ...

Friends and fans paid their last respects to the distinguished singer and composer Maria Neykova in hall Bulgaria on Tuesday. Famous Bulgarian singer Maria Neykova died unexpectedly last Thursday.

Politics | August 6, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

SOPOT-BASED VMZ WANTS BGN 25 M OF LIABILITIES REMITTED

Sopot-based VMZ military works demands that BGN 25 M of its outstanding liabilities to the state are remitted, Ivan Stoenchev, VMZ Executive Director, announced. Letters have been sent to the budgetary parliamentary committee and the Economy Ministry.

Business | August 6, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

ISRAEL'S FOREIGN MINISTER SAID IN REMARKS BROADCAST ON TUESDAY HE BELI...

Israel's foreign minister said in remarks broadcast on Tuesday he believed peace could be reached with the Palestinians. Shimon Peres, who visited Egypt on Monday, said past agreements with other Arabs made under tough conditions showed peace was one day

World | August 6, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

TURKISH PRIME MINISTER BULENT ECEVIT ON TUESDAY URGED ECONOMY MINISTER...

Turkish Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit on Tuesday urged Economy Minister Kemal Dervis to either stop trying to set up a rival political group or quit the government. "It is not acceptable for the treasury minister to be going from door to door trying to dir

World | August 6, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

TWO CONDITIONS SAID TO LEAD TO SWEETENING BULGARTABAC BIDS

Given the requirements, envisaged by the privatization strategy of the tobacco holding, it is likely that an improvement in the bids may be asked, Petko Nikolov, chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Privatization Agency, said. In his opinion the first

Business | August 6, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

BULGARTABAC BIDDER PROMISES TO SET UP SPECIAL SOCIAL FUND

At a meeting with representatives of the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria (CITUB) on Tuesday morning, Tobacco Holding - bidder for Bulgartabac Holding -promised that in case that the deal was successful for them they would set up a sp

Business | August 6, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

BULGARIA'S PM IN LEBANON TO BOOST TIES

United Press International Bulgarian Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg Gotha met with Lebanese officials Monday to discuss ways to boost economic ties and expand cooperation between the two countries.

Views on BG | August 6, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

HUMAN TRAFFICKERS SENTENCED TO TEN YEARS IN PRISON

Two Bulgarians, charged with human trafficking, were sentenced by the Alexandroupolis court to ten years of imprisonment and a fine of EUR 495,000 each, the Greek Radio reported, cited by the Bulgarian National Radio. The men were arrested on Saturday, af

Politics | August 6, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

REDTAPE AND CORRUPTION TOP ON LIST OF OBSTACLES SMALL COMPANIES FACE

In spite of the financial stabilization during the last couple of years, the business climate still is not favorable enough for the development of small and medium-sized companies due to the heavy tax burden, tight market demand, the low presence of the s

Views on BG | August 6, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

THE PRIVATISATION AGENCY SIGNED A CONTRACT FOR THE SALE OF THE 0,8 MB ...

The Privatisation Agency signed a contract for the sale of the 0,8 MB hydro power plant Razlog, an independent part of the National Electricity Transmission Company, Sofia with Pogledets Lesinvest EOOD. The buyer, which deals with tourism, advertising and

Politics | August 6, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

IMF: FURTHER STRUCTURAL REFORMS NEED TO BE IMPLEMENTED

In an annual report on the Bulgarian economy, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund acknowledged “the impressive progress made by Bulgaria since the adoption in 1997 of a policy framework centered on a currency board arrangement (CBA), pr

Views on BG | August 6, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

MORE THAN 150 PACKAGES OF DOCUMENTS FOR RELEASING CREDITS UNDER THE GU...

More than 150 packages of documents for releasing credits under the Guarantee Fund for Micro crediting program have been distributed by the Labour Office. No documents however have been submitted in the bank partners so far, which are Eurobank, HeborsBank

Politics | August 6, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

SHIPS FROM FIVE BLACK SEA NATIONS ARRIVE IN UKRAINE FOR JOINT EXERCISES

AP Naval vessels from five Black Sea nations arrived Monday at the Crimean port of Sevastopol for a two-week training exercise in humanitarian operations, Ukrainian navy officials said.

Views on BG | August 6, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

NEGOTIATIONS ON CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN NIGERIA UNDER WAY

The implementation of construction projects worth USD 150 M on the territory of Nigeria is being negotiated by Georgi Georgiev, Deputy Minister of Regional Development and Public Works, during a visit of his to the state of Kogi, Nigeria. Bulgarian compan

Business | August 6, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND HAS ISSUED A GLOOMY PROGNOSIS ON THE U...

The International Monetary Fund has issued a gloomy prognosis on the US economy, warning that it may cut its growth forecast in September. The chances that the economic recovery will be weaker than expected have been increased by the ongoing slump in the

World | August 6, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

THE LEADERS OF THE UNIONS REPRESENTING FIREFIGHTERS IN NEW YORK HAVE D...

The leaders of the unions representing firefighters in New York have demanded immediate action to replace the radio system which they blame for the deaths of more than 100 of their colleagues on 11 September. One union leader said that the former mayor, R

World | August 6, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00
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