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COLONEL MARC RIVAYRAND, FRENCH DEFENCE ATTACHE, PRESENTED A DONATION O...

Colonel Marc Rivayrand, French Defence Attache, presented a donation of French-language teaching and learning aids and equipment to the Rakovski Military Academy in Sofia January 30.

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

PARLIAMENT RATIFIED THE CONVENTION FOR ISSUING EUROPEAN PATENTS. “THE ...

Parliament ratified the convention for issuing European patents. “The fact that Bulgaria joins the convention is positive for the Bulgarian inventors, “ Iordan Nehrizov from the economic policy committee commented.

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

AGREEMENT WITH RUSSIA FOR RELAXED VISA REGIME POSTPONED

Political relations with Russia for the last ten years were frozen, while in the economic sector a plunge was registered, Foreign Minister Passy, who is on a three-day official visit in Moscow, said. The agreement on a relaxed visa regime between the two

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

GERMANY VOWS TO SUPPORT BULGARIA’S NATO ACCESSION

Germany supports Bulgaria in its effort to join NATO, Cornelius Zimmermann, adviser at Germany's Permanent Representation to NATO, said January 30 at his meeting with Stanimir Ilchev, Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Policy, Defence and

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

BANKS’ ASSETS UP 25% IN 2001

The assets of Bulgarian banking system rose by 25 % in 2001 and reached BGN 12,2 BLN (USD 5,4BLN), figures of the Bulgarian National Bank, show. Confidence in the country’s banking system has been slowly recovering, after the severe financial crisis in 19

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

GERMANY'S PARLIAMENT HAS VOTED TO ALLOW LIMITED IMPORTS OF HUMAN EMBRY...

Germany's parliament has voted to allow limited imports of human embryo cells for research, in an issue that has split the country. Experimentation with embryonic stem cells is disputed because they come from embryos destined to be discarded after test-tu

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

IRAN WAS THE FIRST COUNTRY TO RESPOND TO U.S. PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH...

Iran was the first country to respond to U.S.

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

THE KIDNAPPERS OF A WALL STREET JOURNAL REPORTER IN PAKISTAN CLAIM THE...

The kidnappers of a Wall Street Journal reporter in Pakistan claim their hostage is an agent for Israel and have threatened to kill him within 24 hours if their demands are not met. They also have warned American journalists in Pakistan to get out of the

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

PRESIDENT VISITS BRUSSELS FEB. 5 TO SHOW NATO, EU COMMITMENT

President Georgi Parvanov’s visits in Brussels and Strasbourg on February 5-7 aims to confirm continuity in Bulgaria’s strategic priorities, the President’s press secretariat announced. This is going to be Parvanov's first visit abroad as head of state an

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

STATE SEA SHIPPING COMPANY EXPENSES DOWN BY USD 4 M IN 2001

State –owned shipping company Navibulgar has reduced expenses by over USD 4M in the second half of 2001, Transport and Communications Minister Plamen Petrov announced. The cuts have been made by cancelling or revising insurance, repair and construction co

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

AREMISSOFT DIRECTOR CLAIMS HE HAD BEEN BLACKMAILED

“I've been blackmailed for two months to pay USD 1 M so that the experts of the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) approve our program product,“ Vassil Kolev manager of AremisSoft-Bulgaria said during the meeting of the parliamentary health committee o

Business | January 30, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

EU ANNOUNCES PLAN TO DEVELOP ECONOMIES OF NEW MEMBERS

ABSTRACTED from Associated Press By PAUL AMES

Views on BG | January 30, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

MICROSOFT PRONOUNCED STEMO, ONE OF ITS KEY PARTNERS IN BULGARIA, GOLD ...

Microsoft pronounced Stemo, one of its key partners in Bulgaria, Gold Certified Partner for Support Services. This is the first time that the right to work as Microsoft Gold Certified Partner was granted to a company with traditions and capabilities in su

Politics | January 30, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

EXPORT OF BULGARIAN GOODS TO RUSSIA INCREASED BY 25 PERCENT DURING THE...

Export of Bulgarian goods to Russia increased by 25 percent during the first eleven months of 2001, Deputy Prime Minister Nikolay Vassilev said after a meeting with representatives of the Bulgarian companies that participated in the delegation to Russia.

Politics | January 30, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

ITALY'S ENEL CONSIDERS BEING MAIN INVESTOR IN HYDRO PROJECT

The Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works, the National Electricity Transmission Company (NETC) and Italy’s energy giant Enel Power signed feasibility study agreement on joint Turkish-Bulgarian hydropower Gorna Arda project January 30. The doc

Business | January 30, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

TRANSPORT MINISTER QUESTIONS BALKAN SELLING HEATHROW SLOTS

In his first comment about the flag carrier trying to sell ten weekly takeoff and landing time slots at London's busy Heathrow airport, Transport Minister Plamen Petrov said the administrators had the right to sell the slots but indicated he did not entir

Business | January 30, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

TURKEY ENTIRELY SUPPORTS BULGARIA’S NATO ENTRY

At the NATO summit in Prague, Turkey will do its best Bulgaria to join NATO soon, Turkish Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit said after meeting Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Saxe-Coburg. Ecevit arrived on a two-day official visit to Bulgaria at the invitation of hi

Politics | January 30, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

BULGARIAN ENTREPRENEURS ARE OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE COUNTRY’S ECONOMIC DE...

Bulgarian entrepreneurs are optimistic about the country’s economic development, survey of the National Statistics Institute (NSI), shows. Growth has been registered only by the construction sector.

Politics | January 30, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

SMALL COUNTRIES COULD DERAIL EU ENLARGEMENT

BY Roger Wilkison VOA News

Views on BG | January 30, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

MAGDALENA MALEEVA ADVANCES IN PAN PACIFIC TENNIS TOURNEY

Bulgaria's Magdalena Maleeva has reached the second round of the Toray Pan Pacific women's tennis tournament in Japan with a straight-set win over unseeded Czech player Daja Bedanova (6-4, 6-4) on January 29. Maleeva, the sixth seed, faces Thailand's Tama

Sports | January 30, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

65% SUPPORT POSTPONING RULING MOVEMENT CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY

65% of the Bulgarians define as “right” the decision to postpone the constituent assembly of the Simeon II National Movement, data from a telephone poll, conducted by the sociological agency MBMD show. According to 14% of the interviewed, the Constituent

Views on BG | January 30, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00
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