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THE MAJOR DOMESTIC INSURERS WILL HAVE TO PAY OUT COMBINED BGN 9 M IN H...

The major domestic insurers will have to pay out combined BGN 9 M in hail-related indemnifications. Hailstorms hit parts of the country during the last couple of weeks.

Politics | July 5, 2002, Friday // 00:00

NATO ASPIRANTS BEGAN FINAL JOINT MEETING AHEAD OF PRAGUE

Leaders from ten former East Bloc countries were optimistic on Friday as they began a final collective bid to join NATO ahead of a November summit in Prague, The Associated Press commented. Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Saxe-Coburg and Foreign Minister Passy

Politics | July 5, 2002, Friday // 00:00

ATLANTIC CLUB ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT AWARDED GOLDEN LAUREL HONOUR BADGE

The Golden Laurel Bough Badge of Honour, the highest award of the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry, was conferred to the President of the Atlantic Club Association, Allan Lee Williams. Williams is also Director of the UK Atlantic Council.

Politics | July 5, 2002, Friday // 00:00

PRIME MINISTER SAXE-COBURG APPOINTED ILKO IOTSOV TO THE POSITION DEPUT...

Prime Minister Saxe-Coburg appointed Ilko Iotsov to the position deputy energy minister. Since 1999, Iotsov has been manager with IBM Bulgaria.

Politics | July 5, 2002, Friday // 00:00

PALESTINIAN LEADER YASSER ARAFAT HAS REPLACED HIS HEAD OF WEST BANK SE...

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has replaced his head of West Bank security, ending two days of confusion and speculation. The Governor of Jenin, Zuhair al-Manasreh has told reporters in Ramallah that he has been formally appointed as the new security ch

World | July 5, 2002, Friday // 00:00

CHARITY EXHIBITION GATHERS FUNDS FOR CHILDREN IN NEED

Radio NET and the United Media-2 campaign organize a charity exhibition with works of disabled children and grown-ups. The proceeds from the charity event will be used for the construction of a transplantation center in Bulgaria for children who need live

Society | July 5, 2002, Friday // 00:00

THERE WILL BE 45 MILLION NEW HIV INFECTIONS WORLDWIDE IN THE NEXT EIGH...

There will be 45 million new HIV infections worldwide in the next eight years unless billions more is spent on prevention, say experts. On the eve of a major Aids conference in Barcelona, the Global HIV Prevention Working Group says that the tragedy of su

World | July 5, 2002, Friday // 00:00

TALKS BETWEEN UNITED NATIONS AND IRAQI OFFICIALS ON THE RETURN OF WEAP...

Talks between United Nations and Iraqi officials on the return of weapons inspectors to the country are set to resume in Vienna. During talks on Thursday, Iraq is said to have requested answers on when UN sanctions against it could be lifted if inspectors

World | July 5, 2002, Friday // 00:00

AMERICAN OFFICIALS HAVE IDENTIFIED A MAN WHO OPENED FIRE AT LOS ANGELE...

American officials have identified a man who opened fire at Los Angeles airport on Thursday as a 41-year old Egyptian who had been living in the US for about 10 years. There was no evidence of terrorism, "but it would be imprudent to rule it out", an FBI

World | July 5, 2002, Friday // 00:00

INSURERS OBLIGED TO PRESENT APPLICANTS WITH WRITTEN INFO

Insurers are obliged to present insurance applicants with written information about the respective type of insurance prior to the signing of the insurance contract, under amendments to the Insurance Act passed by Parliament at first reading July 4. The bi

Business | July 5, 2002, Friday // 00:00

JOINT MEMO TO EU, BALKAN PACT SUGGESTED BY PRESIDENT IN CROATIA

The Presidents of Bulgaria, Croatia and Yugoslavia should come up with a joint memorandum to the European Union and the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe for the fast implementation of infrastructure projects in the Balkans, President Parvanov said

Politics | July 5, 2002, Friday // 00:00

THE GOVERNMENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION APPROVED THE OPENING OF A GEN...

The Government of the Russian Federation approved the opening of a General Consulate of Bulgaria in the city of Novosibirsk in response to an official request by Bulgaria.

Politics | July 5, 2002, Friday // 00:00

BULGARIA FAVORS SOLUTIONS ACCEPTABLE FOR ALL IN UN SECURITY COUNCIL

On July 3 the UN Security Council voted unanimously to extend the mandate of the UN mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNMIHB) until July 15, 2002. Bulgaria put forward the motion for the extension of the mission so as to open an opportunity for more disc

Politics | July 5, 2002, Friday // 00:00

SAPARD TO ALLOCATE BGN 11 M FOR PLOVDIV REGION

EU’s SAPARD program will allocate BGN 11 M for the farming and the wood processing industry in the Plovdiv region. The funding will also finance the opening of a fish-processing factory.

Business | July 5, 2002, Friday // 00:00

SG EXPRESSBANK OPENS NEW BRANCHES

The Bulgarian SG Expressbank, which is 97,95 percent owned by Societe Generale Group, opened new branches in Sliven and Burgas to its 55-unit national network. The two new branches will offer the entire range of SG Expressbank’s services and products both

Business | July 5, 2002, Friday // 00:00

US PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH HAS ISSUED A RALLYING CALL TO AMERICANS AND...

US President George W Bush has issued a rallying call to Americans and a warning to the country's enemies at the first Independence Day celebrations since the 11 September terror attacks. It came as people across the United States enjoyed the Fourth of Ju

World | July 4, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

OVER ONE THOUSAND COMPANIES TO BE OFFERED ON THE STOCK EXCHANGE

The government approved a list of 1070 companies that will be sold against different compensatory instruments and investment bonds from the second wave of the mass privatisation. The ministers approved minority stakes of the Bulgarian Telecommunications C

Business | July 4, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

US BANK RELEASES LOAN FOR SECOND MULTIPLEX CINEMA IN SOFIA

Export-Import Bank of the United States is to act as a guarantee of the loan to Washington-based Somerset Investment Company, which will equip a new cinema complex in downtown Sofia, Deutsche Welle reported. The loan will be released by Washington’s Riggs

Business | July 4, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

DENMARK HOPES BULGARIA TO GET EU ACCESSION DATE BY END-2002

“It depends on the assessment of the European Commission in October whether Bulgaria will get an EU accession date by the end of the Danish presidency. We would love Bulgaria to get a date,” Denmark’s Ambassador to Bulgaria Christian Faber-Rod told journa

Politics | July 4, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

UP TO 200 AFGHANS HAVE DEMONSTRATED IN KABUL AGAINST A US BOMBING RAID...

Up to 200 Afghans have demonstrated in Kabul against a US bombing raid that is believed to have killed more than 40 civilians on Monday. It is the first time people in Afghanistan have protested against the Americans since the fall of the Taleban last yea

World | July 4, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

A SUDAN AIRWAYS PLANE HAS CRASHED INTO A HEAVILY-POPULATED SUBURB OF B...

A Sudan airways plane has crashed into a heavily-populated suburb of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic. Around 20 people have been killed, according to eye-witnesses.

World | July 4, 2002, Thursday // 00:00
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