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BULGARIA EYED WITH BIG INTEREST AT CRANS MONTANA FORUM, PM NOTES

At the 13th annual meeting of the Crans Montana Forum, international investors showed great interest and increased confidence in Bulgaria, Prime Minister Saxe-Coburg said on Monday upon his return from Switzerland. The prime minister said he had met with

Politics | July 2, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

ROSEXIMBANK/INTERAMERICAN CONSORTIUM IS SOLE BIDDER FOR INSURER DZI

Only one offer for 80% of the biggest state insurer State Insurance Institute DZI was submitted to the Privatisation Agency before the deadline expired at 5 p.m.

Business | July 1, 2002, Monday // 00:00

WORLDCOM, THE DISGRACED US TELECOMS FIRM, HAS TOLD THE US STOCK MARKET...

WorldCom, the disgraced US telecoms firm, has told the US stock market watchdog that it could have more skeletons hidden in its corporate closet. In a sworn statement to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the company detailed how it had uncover

World | July 1, 2002, Monday // 00:00

USD 15 M HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED TO THE BULBANK ACCOUNT OF THE FINANCE MI...

USD 15 M has been transferred to the Bulbank account of the Finance Ministry by Russia’s Finance Ministry July 1. The transfer comes as a result of the agreement on the Russian debt, under which USD 15 M was to be transferred till June 30.

Politics | July 1, 2002, Monday // 00:00

BENEFITS FROM GLOBALIZATION OF CRUCIAL IMPORTANCE TO BULGARIA

The crucial question for Bulgaria is how to benefit from globalization and avoid the risks involved, President Georgi Parvanov said in a report he delivered at the Globalization and Stable development conference in the Black Sea town of Varna. The confere

Politics | July 1, 2002, Monday // 00:00

UNEMPLOYMENT GOES DOWN BY 3,4% JAN-MAY YEAR ON YEAR

Unemployment rate for the first five months of the year has gone down by 3,4% over the same period last year, Social Minister Shuleva announced, citing data from the ministry’s analysis on unemployment January-May. Some 147,300 people have been laid off a

Views on BG | July 1, 2002, Monday // 00:00

GERMANY’ SPIEGEL: BULGARIA WON THE BATTLE FOR TOURISTS

Bulgaria is the great winner in the battle for tourists, German magazine Der Spiegel wrote in its latest issue. Against the backdrop of the reduced number of German tourists in most European resorts, the article points out, Bulgaria attracts many visitors

Views on BG | July 1, 2002, Monday // 00:00

DANISH MINISTER RECOMMENDS REALISM IN EU ENTRY PLANS

It is important that we are realists and stick to the promises we have made, Denmark’s Minister for Refugees, Immigration, & Integration & European Affairs Bertel Haarder, said. The comment came after Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg’s statement that end

Politics | July 1, 2002, Monday // 00:00

DRUG DEALERS WAR BREAKS OUT AFTER INTERIOR MINISTRY OPERATIONS

A war among the drug dealers has broken out as a result of the Interior Ministry work along the borders for the last eight months, Chief Secretary of the Interior Ministry Boyko Borissov said. His comment comes after he was forced to defend the regulation

Politics | July 1, 2002, Monday // 00:00

FINANCE MINISTER PRESENTS SEVEN DEALS BREACHING PROCUREMENT ACT

Finance Minister Velchev presented seven deals of the Finance Ministry from the time when Muravey Radev headed it in violation of the Public Procurement Act. Five of them have been terminated and the documents have been sent to the competent bodies.

Business | July 1, 2002, Monday // 00:00

WASHINGTON OBJECTS TO THE IDEA THAT AMERICANS COULD BE SUBJECT TO THE ...

Washington objects to the idea that Americans could be subject to the court's jurisdiction if a crime is committed in a country that has ratified the treaty. On Sunday it vetoed a resolution to extend the U.

World | July 1, 2002, Monday // 00:00

A FORMER ARMY CAPTAIN AND A RIGHT-WING EX-PRESIDENT ARE VYING FOR THE ...

A former army captain and a right-wing ex-president are vying for the lead in Bolivia's presidential election, exit polls show. Former president Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada declared himself the winner after three exit polls showed him leading with between 2

World | July 1, 2002, Monday // 00:00

A TWO-DAY SIEGE AT A JAIL IN SRI LANKA HAS BEEN RESOLVED PEACEFULLY AF...

A two-day siege at a jail in Sri Lanka has been resolved peacefully after the interior minister visited the prison and the government agreed to speed up bail applications. Some 400 prisoners had taken control of Tangalla prison in southern Sri Lanka on Su

World | July 1, 2002, Monday // 00:00

GOVERNMENT'S FOREIGN POLICY MOST SUCCESSFUL SINCE 1945, FM SAYS

Bulgaria's foreign policy over the last twelve months was the most successful since the time of the Second World War, Foreign Minster Passy said at the general meeting of the Association of Urban Mayors for EU Accession in the Black Sea town of Burgas. In

Politics | July 1, 2002, Monday // 00:00

MICROSOFT MADE DONATION TO INTERIOR MINISTRY WORTH BGN 120,000

Computers with installed Bulgarian version of MS Windows XP and MS Office XP were donated by Microsoft Bulgaria to twenty eight regional directorates and two computer classes in the Interior Ministry. The donation was received at a ceremony on July 1 by t

Politics | July 1, 2002, Monday // 00:00

FIRST EUROPEAN CENTER DRAWS ON EU EXPERIENCE IN EDUCATION

The first European Centre in the Bulgarian Education system called "Education all life long" was opened by President Parvanov in Varna Free University July 1. The project, which will allow Bulgarians to update and enrich their knowledge and experience, fo

Politics | July 1, 2002, Monday // 00:00

NIKOLAY HAITOV, A DISTINGUISHED BULGARIAN WRITER, DIED JUNE 30 AT THE ...

Nikolay Haitov, a distinguished Bulgarian writer, died June 30 at the age of 82, Nikolay Radev, chairman of the Association of Bulgarian Writers announced. Born on September 15, 19919 in the village of Yavorovo near Plovdiv Haitov is best known for his co

Politics | July 1, 2002, Monday // 00:00

GERMAN BUSINESSMEN SEEK OPPORTUNITIES FOR INVESTMENTS

Business delegation from Germany, including representatives of big companies from the banking sector, tourism, insurance, transport, telecommunications and energy will study the opportunities for investments in Bulgaria. The businessmen are scheduled to h

Business | July 1, 2002, Monday // 00:00

NINETEEN POLISH PILGRIMS HAVE BEEN KILLED AND 32 SERIOUSLY INJURED IN ...

Nineteen Polish pilgrims have been killed and 32 seriously injured in a coach crash near Hungary's Lake Balaton holiday resort. Hungarian officials said the Polish tourist bus had driven into a roundabout, slid off the road and then overturned.

World | July 1, 2002, Monday // 00:00

PROGRESS IN EU NEGOTIATIONS TO BE DISCUSSED IN BURGAS

Bulgaria’s progress in the negotiations for accession to the European Union and the Environment Chapter 22 in particular will be presented by Environment and Waters Minister Arsenova at an open meeting of the European integration parliamentary committee i

Politics | July 1, 2002, Monday // 00:00

ELECTRICITY PRICE HIKES OF 20% BECAME EFFECTIVE JULY 1

Prices of electricity for household use will soar by some 20% this year under a three-year schedule approved by the State Energy Regulation Commission last week. The new higher prices became effective July 1, they will go up by 15% in 2003 and another 10%

Business | July 1, 2002, Monday // 00:00
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