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COMBAT WITH TERRORISM TOPS BULGARIA’S AGENDA AS UN COUNCIL MEMBER

Fighting international terrorism, enhancing the efficiency of UN Security Council sanctions, conflict prevention, peacekeeping operations and peace building measures are Bulgaria's priorities as nonpermanent member of the UN Security Council, Vladimir Sot

Politics | June 12, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

A DELEGATION OF THE EUROPEAN INTEGRATION COMMITTEE OF THE BULGARIAN PA...

A delegation of the European Integration Committee of the Bulgarian Parliament will hold a joint session with the European Integration Committee in the Romanian Parliament on June 13 in Bucharest. The delegation, led by chairman of the committee Daniel Vu

Politics | June 12, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

BULGARIA, ROMANIA UNABLE TO JOIN EU WITH FIRST WAVE, SCHROEDER SAYS

Bulgaria and Romania will be unable to join the European Union with the first accession wave, DPA quoted German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder saying at the annual conference of the Union of the German Industrialists. The two Balkan countries will have to s

Politics | June 12, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

US GRANTED USD 20 M TO THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN BULGARIA

The US government on Tuesday announced that it grants USD 20 M to the liberal arts American University in Bulgaria (AUBG), providing immediately USD 5 M of the sum. The rest of the grant, provided by USAID, to the university will be paid out over the next

Politics | June 12, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

THREE BIDDERS PLACED OFFERS FOR TELECOM

Two of the three indicative offers placed for the Bulgarian Telecommunications Company on June 10 belong to AIG-CET Capital Management, a Polish-based investment fund of AIG, the world's largest insurer and a consortium led by British-based equity house A

Business | June 12, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

PM AWARDED UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA HONORARY TITLE

Prime Minister Saxe-Coburg was awarded the title member of the Academy of Science of the University of Bologna. His father Boris III was awarded the same title by the University, among whose graduates are Dante and Umberto Eko.

Politics | June 12, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

BULGARIAN INTERIOR MINISTER GEORGI PETKANOV AND ALBANIAN PUBLIC ORDER ...

Bulgarian Interior Minister Georgi Petkanov and Albanian Public Order Minister Stefan Cipa signed Tuesday an Agreement on Readmission between the Governments of Bulgaria and Albania. The Albanian Minister of Public Order is on a two-day official visit in

Politics | June 11, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

EXPANSION 'ON TRACK,' BUT CANDIDATES QUESTION COMMITMENT TO FUNDING

The Associated Press The European Union ended another round of membership talks with 12 nations Tuesday saying 10 are on track to join in 2004, yet some candidates worried a December deadline to end the negotiations now looks hazy due to a sudden funding

Views on BG | June 11, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

OVER EIGHTY PERCENT OF THE NEGOTIATIONS PROCESS WITH EU ON BULGARIA’S ...

Over eighty percent of the negotiations process with EU on Bulgaria’s accession should be considered as concluded considering that twenty EU chapters were closed already, Foreign Minister Passy commented upon his return from Luxembourg. Bulgaria closed th

Politics | June 11, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

INDIA HAS ANNOUNCED THAT IT IS PULLING BACK ITS WARSHIPS DEPLOYED OFF ...

India has announced that it is pulling back its warships deployed off the coast of Pakistan as part of continuing efforts to ease tensions over Kashmir. This follows a decision on Monday to lift a six-month old ban on the use of its airspace by Pakistani

World | June 11, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

BULGARTABAC CHIEF INTERROGATED ON BRIBE ALLEGATIONS

Georgi Popov, the Managing Director of tobacco monopoly Bulgartabac Holding, was interrogated for five hours at Sofia City Prosecutor’s Office. The check was prompted by the April allegations against Popov, when the president of the Russian company accuse

Business | June 11, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

A BOMB EXPLODED NEAR AN ARMORED BUS IN THE WEST BANK ON TUESDAY, INJUR...

A bomb exploded near an armored bus in the West Bank on Tuesday, injuring three teenaged students from a religious seminary at a nearby Jewish settlement on their return from picking cherries. The blast followed new Israeli military raids in the West Bank

World | June 11, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

POPE JOHN PAUL ACCEPTED ON TUESDAY THE RESIGNATION OF THE ROMAN CATHOL...

Pope John Paul accepted on Tuesday the resignation of the Roman Catholic bishop of Lexington, Kentucky, who has been accused of molesting a boy more than two decades ago. The resignation comes two days before U.

World | June 11, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

245,000 FOREIGN TOURISTS VISITED BULGARIA IN MAY, WHICH IS A 60 PERCEN...

245,000 foreign tourists visited Bulgaria in May, which is a 60 percent increase year on year and is record for the last twenty-five years. The official statement of the government says that this is a result from the stable economic and foreign policy sit

Politics | June 11, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER AND ECONOMY MINISTER NIKOLAY VASSILEV ANNOUNCED ...

Deputy Prime Minister and Economy Minister Nikolay Vassilev announced that the Bulgartabac interdepartmental working group supported the point system for assessment of the holding’s bidders. Agriculture Minister Mehmed Dikme said that the national interes

Politics | June 11, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

RETIRING ARMED FORCES GENERAL STAFF HEAD AWARDED STARA PLANINA ORDER

President Parvanov awarded retiring General Miho Mihov the highest national award the Order of the Stara Planina for his flawless service as Head of the General Staff of the Bulgarian Armed Forces and active participation in the implementation of the mili

Politics | June 11, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

SCHEME OF PRE-ACCESSION FUNDS CONTROL UNCHANGED

No changes in the scheme of pre-accession funds control are being planned, it transpired before Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg left on a working visit to Italy. A day earlier the leader of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms insisted that the Movement

Politics | June 11, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

DEFLATION OF 2,1 PERCENT WAS REGISTERED IN MAY AND INFLATION OF 2,9 PE...

Deflation of 2,1 percent was registered in May and inflation of 2,9 percent was registered since the beginning of the year, the National Statistical Institute announced. Food prices went down by 4,6 percent, non-food prices by 0,3 percent.

Politics | June 11, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

PRIVATE EFFORT TO FIGHT DIGITAL THEFT

The New York Times By BOB TEDESCHI

Politics | June 11, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

PAKISTAN'S PRESIDENT PERVEZ MUSHARRAF SAID ON TUESDAY STEPS TAKEN BY I...

Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf said on Tuesday steps taken by India to ease a military standoff between the nuclear-armed neighbors were "a very small beginning" and more action was needed. Musharraf also welcomed a planned visit by Defense Secreta

World | June 11, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

DEFENSE COUNCIL ANNOUNCES DECISION ON TRAGEDY WITH CONSCRIPT TODAY

The decisions of the Defense Council regarding the tragic accident with the conscript at Slivnitsa training ground will be made public later in the day. The names of those to be held responsible are expected to be announced.

Politics | June 11, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00
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