All articles - Page 7611

ASKMAXIM! - PR, MARKETING, ADVERTISING FORUM LAUNCHED ON THE INTERNET

A new forum for PR, marketing and advertising, called AskMaxim!, was launched on January 31 at www.m3bg.

Society | January 31, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

A SUGGESTION THAT AFGHANISTAN TEMPORARILY DOLLARIZE ITS ECONOMY HAS SP...

A suggestion that Afghanistan temporarily dollarize its economy has sparked chaotic scenes on the informal currency exchanges in Kabul, wiping about 25% off the value of the Afghani currency. The proposal to introduce the U.

World | January 31, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

AUSTRALIA’S PRIME MINISTER JOHN HOWARD HAS PROPOSED OFFERING PAYMENTS ...

Australia’s Prime Minister John Howard has proposed offering payments to Afghan asylum seekers to assist them resettle in Afghanistan. Howard made the announcement after a meeting with Afghanistan's interim leader Hamid Karzai in New York on Wednesday.

World | January 31, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

AFGHANISTAN'S INTERIM LEADER HAMID KARZAI APPEALED FOR AN EXTENSION OF...

Afghanistan's interim leader Hamid Karzai appealed for an extension of the security force in Afghanistan during a meeting with British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Thursday. Blair emphasised that Britain's role as leader of the force had a strict time lim

World | January 31, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL'S MANAGING EDITOR MADE AN IMPASSIONED PLEA THU...

The Wall Street Journal's managing editor made an impassioned plea Thursday for the release of one of the newspaper's reporters, a day after his Pakistani captors threatened to kill him. Israel on Thursday denied the kidnappers' accusation that Pearl work

World | January 31, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

IRELAND AND BULGARIA SIGNED ON JANUARY 31 AGREEMENTS ON THE DEPORTATIO...

Ireland and Bulgaria signed on January 31 agreements on the deportation of illegal immigrants and information exchange in organized crime combat. Under the agreement immigrants from Bulgaria or other non-EU member countries, who have crossed illegally the

Politics | January 31, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

BULGARIA SUFFERS DEFEAT AT PAN PACIFIC TENNIS TOURNAMENT

Bulgaria's Magdalena Maleeva was defeated by Thailand's Tamarine Tanasugarn in the second round of the Toray Pan Pacific women's tennis tournament in Japan January 31 (6-3,2-6, 6-2). In the first round the Bulgarian tennis player won with a straight-set a

Sports | January 31, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

BULGARIA WITH 20% IN OIL-PIPELINE BURGAS- ALEXANDROUPOLIS

A memorandum for political agreement on the construction of oil pipeline Burgas- Alexandroupolis was signed by Greek, Bulgarian and Russian representatives in Moscow. According to Greek news agency MPA the Greek side stood its ground and managed to achiev

Politics | January 31, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

RUSSIA DEMANDS CONFERENCE ON THE BALKANS BE ORGANIZED

Russia insists that a conference on normalizing the situation on the Balkans be organized soon, Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov said after the meeting with his Bulgarian counterpart Passy. In the opinion of Ivanov the conference would be important fo

Politics | January 31, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

PARTICIPANTS IN MISSION TO AFGHANISTAN LEAVE SHORTLY AFTER FEB. 15

The preparation of the Bulgarian participants in the peacekeeping operation in Afghanistan will end by February 15, the General Staff of the Bulgarian army informed Bulgaria’s Darik Radio. Shortly after February 15, the selected volunteers will leave for

Politics | January 31, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

GLOBUL GSM NETWORK, OWNED BY GREEK TELECOM OTE, STARTED OPERATING IN R...

GloBul GSM network, owned by Greek telecom OTE, started operating in Russe and Pleven, which pushes the operator’s coverage in Bulgaria to 42%. Operations in several more towns are to be launched soon.

Politics | January 31, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

NIKOLAY ISAEV POPOV WAS APPOINTED CHIEF TAX DIRECTOR, THE DEPARTMENT “...

Nikolay Isaev Popov was appointed chief tax director, the department “Information and public relations” with the Ministry of Finance announced. Since 1999, Popov has worked in Bulgargas -Sofia, as a chief of department “Sales and Receipt Collection”.

Politics | January 31, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

MALEEVA HAS SEEN IT ALL

The Yomiuri Shimbun/Daily BY JIM ALLEN

Views on BG | January 31, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

ITALIAN BUSINESS ELITE ARRIVES IN BULGARIA TO DEVELOP CONTACTS

An Italian business delegation, led by Adolfo Urso, Italian deputy industry minister in charge of foreign trade arrives on February 8 in Sofia to participate in an Italian-Bulgarian business forum. The forum will take place in the Sheraton Sofia Hotel Bal

Business | January 31, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

CHIEF PROSECUTOR WANTS EX-AGRICULTURE MINISTER STRIPPED OF IMMUNITY

Chief Prosecutor Nikola Filchev demanded that Former Agriculture Minister Ventsislav Vurbanov be stripped of immunity from prosecution January 31. Filchev claims that Vurbanov has committed grave crimes as Agriculture Minister and chairman of fund “Agricu

Politics | January 31, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

GERMANY’S BERLIN-WASSER HAS SHOWN INTEREST IN GETTING A CONCESSION ON ...

Germany’s Berlin-Wasser has shown interest in getting a concession on the water-supply network in the municipality of Shivshtov. The municipal administration will insist on investments in the system’s renovation and utilities installation.

Politics | January 31, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

VARNA PLANS TO ISSUE EUROBONDS BY THE END OF 2002

The municipality of the seaside city Varna will float a eurobond issue by the end of 2002, Dimo Dimov, head of the municipal finance directorate told Pari Daily. The issue will range between EUR 3 M to EUR 5 M and will be sold primarily on the domestic ma

Business | January 31, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

THE BULGARIAN SOCIALIST PARTY AND THE MOVEMENT FOR RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS...

The Bulgarian Socialist Party and the Movement for Rights and Freedoms will demand parliamentary debate on a national position, concerning the development of the nuclear energy in Bulgaria, it emerged after talks on the issue between the two political org

Politics | January 31, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

BG-JAPANESE MILK PROJECT RECEIVES HIGH ASSESSMENT

The Bulgarian-Japanese five-year project on milk products development in Bulgaria was highly assessed by a joint coordination committee. Deputy Farming Minister Boyko Boev, Deputy Economy Minister Sofia Kassidova and Kozo Inada, head of the Japanese Inter

Business | January 31, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

A BULGARIAN DELEGATION HEADED BY INTERIOR MINISTER GEORGI PETKANOV LEF...

A Bulgarian delegation headed by Interior Minister Georgi Petkanov left January 30 to pay an official visit to Ireland at the invitation of John O'Donoghue, Minister for Justice.

Politics | January 31, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

THE NUMBER OF ATMS IN BULGARIA HAS DOUBLED IN THE PAST THREE YEARS AC...

The number of ATMs in Bulgaria has doubled in the past three years according to data of the Bulgarian Organization for Payments Initiated by Cards (BORICA) for the 1999-2001 period; there were 279 ATMs in 56 population centers back in 1999; there number

Politics | January 31, 2002, Thursday // 00:00
Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria