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CELL PHONES TO BE SILENCED DURING POPE’S MASS

All cell phones will be silenced during the official three-hour mass, which Pope John Paul II will serve in Plovdiv May 26 during his visit in Bulgaria (www.popeinbulgaria.

Politics | May 16, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

PROGRESS EN ROUTE TO EU HIGHLY ASSESSED BY COUNCIL OF EUROPE

Council of Europe (CoE) Secretary General Walter Schwimmer, on a two-day visit to Bulgaria, and Bulgaria’s President Georgi Parvanov discussed Bulgaria’s progress towards EU membership. Schwimmer highly assessed what Bulgaria has achieved so far but point

Politics | May 16, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

IRAQ ON THURSDAY SLAMMED THE UNITED NATIONS FOR EXTENDING SANCTIONS AG...

Iraq on Thursday slammed the United Nations for extending sanctions against Baghdad for another six months but said it would continue to cooperate with the U.N.

World | May 16, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

VARNA SHIPYARD EMPLOYEES THREATENED THAT THEY WILL PROTEST BECAUSE OF ...

Varna shipyard employees threatened that they will protest because of unpaid wages. The company owes some BGN 440,000 to 270 workers from eighteen subcontractors who repaired two ships.

Politics | May 16, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

THE ISRAELI ARMY RAIDED THE PALESTINIAN CITY OF RAMALLAH ON THURSDAY, ...

The Israeli army raided the Palestinian city of Ramallah on Thursday, maintaining pressure on its opponents despite having pulled back from its big sweep into the West Bank earlier this month.

World | May 16, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH PUT US SECURITY AGENCIES ON ALERT LAST SUMMER ...

President George W Bush put US security agencies on alert last summer after receiving intelligence reports that Osama Bin Laden was planning to hijack American aircraft. The alert was revealed by White House spokesman Ari Fleischer, who said that the info

World | May 16, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

POPE 'MAY QUIT' IF HEALTH WORSENS

BBC World Service John Paul II does not rule out resigning as pope if his health conditions worsen, a Honduran cardinal has told reporters in Rome.

Views on BG | May 16, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

FULL LIBERALIZATION OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS SECTOR AIMED BY NEW POLICY

The Cabinet adopted the actualized policy of the telecommunications sector, under which starting from 2003 the monopoly of the Bulgarian Telecommunications Company will gradually fade away. Thus, the clients will be able to choose on their own the operato

Business | May 16, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

ORGAN, TISSUES AND CELLS TRANSPLANTATION LAW PASSED AT FIRST READING

Parliament voted at first reading the law on the transplantation of tissues, organs and cells. The ambition of the Health Ministry is with the new law, a national system for transplantation to be created.

Politics | May 16, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

BUDGETARY SURPLUS OF BGN 89 M REPORTED BY FINANCE MINISTRY

Budgetary surplus of some BGN 89, 117,00 as of April 30 were reported by the Finance Ministry. The revenues were BGN 3 974 538 000, while the expenditures were BGN 3 885 420 000.

Business | May 16, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

RILA MONASTERY CLOSED FOR TWO DAYS FOR PAPAL VISIT

The Rila monastery will be closed for visits two days before the Papal visit in Bulgaria, but will be opened the day before he comes to the monastery May 25 (www.popeinbulgaria.

Politics | May 16, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

SOCIAL PENSION TO GO UP BY SIX PERCENT, STARTING FROM JUNE 1, THE CABI...

Social pension to go up by six percent, starting from June 1, the Cabinet decided on May 16. Minimum pension will be BGN 53, the average – BGN 100, the highest – BGN 186.

Politics | May 16, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE BULGARIAN RIGHTIST DAILY "DEMOCRACY" TEO...

The Executive Director of the Bulgarian rightist daily "Democracy" Teodora Halacheva was beaten late in the evening of May 15. Her bag was stolen.

Politics | May 16, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

BY THE END OF THE YEAR SOME 4,000 GPS WILL RECEIVE COMPUTERS UNDER AN ...

By the end of the year some 4,000 GPs will receive computers under an agreement with the World Bank.

Politics | May 16, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

THE SHUMENSKO PIVO BREWERY HAS INVESTED BGN 7 M TO DOUBLE ITS MONTHLY ...

The Shumensko pivo brewery has invested BGN 7 M to double its monthly production of beer to 8,000 liters in a bid to increase its domestic market share from the current 8,5 percent to 10 percent.Shumensko Pivo is Bulgaria's oldest brewery founded 120 year

Politics | May 16, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

THE POPE WILL PAY RESPECT TO BULGARIA’S CONTRIBUTION TO SLAV CULTURE

Pope John Paul II comes to Bulgaria in order to pay his respects to Bulgaria’s contribution to preserving and passing the legacy of the Sts. Cyril and Methodius on to the other Slav people, Bulgarian Ambassador to the Holy See Vladimir Gradev said in an i

Politics | May 16, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

OVER 400 BULGARIANS WITH SCHOLARSHIPS FROM FULBRIGHT IN A DECADE

During the last ten years the Fulbright Program invested in Bulgaria some USD 9 M for the education of 436 Bulgarians, the newly appointed US ambassador to Bulgaria James Pardew said in his opening speech at the fifth Fulbright conference. The conference

Politics | May 16, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

AN AILING POPE TURNS 82, FACING BACKLASH FROM SEX ABUSE SCANDAL

The Associated Press By Victor L.

Views on BG | May 16, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

EMPLOYEES OF THE STATE RAILWAYS COMPANY PROTESTED IN FRONT OF THE TRAN...

Employees of the state railways company protested in front of the Transport Ministry. They demanded their wages since February to be paid.

Politics | May 16, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

SIX MORE BRITISH TROOPS ARE BEING FORCED HOME FROM AFGHANISTAN DUE TO ...

Six more British troops are being forced home from Afghanistan due to a contagious fever, bringing the total returning to eight.About 350 soldiers at a medical hospital in Bagram are under quarantine while health officials investigate the cause of the ill

World | May 16, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

THE WASHINGTON TIMES: NATO MINISTERS MEET WITH HOPEFULS

BY Nicholas Kralev REYKJAVIK, Iceland — NATO, brushing aside Russian opposition, officially opened its new round of enlargement yesterday by meeting with the nine former communist countries that will be considered for membership at the alliance's Prague

Politics | May 16, 2002, Thursday // 00:00
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