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BALKAN METEREOLOGISTS FORUM STARTED IN SOFIA

A three-day seminar of the directors of hydrometeorological services on the Balkans started in Sofia on October 11 under the aegis of the World Meteorological Organization. The forum`s main topics are on capacity building and new technologies in meteorolo

Politics | October 12, 2001, Friday // 00:00

PIRDOP SMELTERY CAPITAL UP WITH USD 60 M

`The Belgian Umicore group, the majority shareholder in MDK Pirdop, will increase the capital of the copper smeltery with USD 60 M,` Deputy Prime Minister and Economy Minister Nikolay Vassilev said. The Bulgarian Government approved the annex to the contr

Business | October 12, 2001, Friday // 00:00

UN MARKED BULGARIAN ARTIST ANNIVERSARY

The United Nations and UNESCO marked the centennial anniversary of the Bulgarian cartoonist and illustrator Iliya Beshkov (1901-1958). Beshkov`s works were exhibited in New York, Tel Aviv, Paris, London and Rome.

Society | October 12, 2001, Friday // 00:00

NINETY AIR FORCE UNITS REFORMED

`Ninety air force units have been reformed in keeping with Agenda 2001,` General Stefan Popov, Air Force Chief of Command Staff, said. Thirteen units were restructured, 55 were disbanded, eleven were put under different command and 9 new were established.

Politics | October 12, 2001, Friday // 00:00

KOZLUDUY INCIDENT WITHOUT BAD OUTCOME

Two containers with 22 stud bolts in them fell off a platform during their transportation to the reactor space of the 1,000 MW Unit Five of the Kozlodouy Nuclear Power Plant on October 10. Nobody was injured.

Business | October 12, 2001, Friday // 00:00

PALESTINE APPROVES BG EFFORTS AGAINST TERROR

President Stoyanov had an official meeting with the Palestinian Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Nabil Shaat. Shaat invited, on behalf of the Palestinian leader Yassir Arafat, President Stoyanov and Foreign Minister Passy to visit Palest

Politics | October 12, 2001, Friday // 00:00

PRESIDENT FOR INT`N`L PATENTS CHANGES IN GENEVE

The Bulgarian President Petur Stoyanov said that the international patent system has to be reformed so that it becomes accessible for inventors and companies of the transition economy states. Stoyanov is in Geneve where he attended a session of the Politi

Politics | October 12, 2001, Friday // 00:00

CHEMICAL PLANTS APPLY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITS

Officials from the Environmental Ministry met representatives of 12 large companies that apply for permits for pollution prevention and control. LUKoil Neftochim Burgas, Kremikovtzi, Neochim, Orgachim, Promet, Stomana Industry and Sofia Med have applied f

Business | October 12, 2001, Friday // 00:00

BILL PROTECTS PERSONAL DATA

Employers, banks, insurance and educational institutions will inquire into citizens` personal data only after registration and permission by a commission. This is provided by the new protection of personal data bill, adopted by the Bulgarian parliament on

Politics | October 12, 2001, Friday // 00:00

S&P: BULBANK IS THE MOST PROFITABLE IN THE REGION

The Bulgarian bank Bulbank is the most profitable bank in Central and Eastern Europe for 2000. A Standard&Poors`annual survey of the 100 largest banks in the region showed that.

Business | October 12, 2001, Friday // 00:00

BOMB EXPLOSION KILLED ONE MAN

A bomb exploded near a kindergarten and a secondary school in Pleven, Northern Bulgaria, around lunch time on October 11. It killed one man, according to the police.

Politics | October 11, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIP MOVED TO BULGARIA

The world wrestling championships scheduled for New York last month but postponed after the terrorist attacks will now take place in Bulgaria and Greece, the international wrestling federation announced. FILA, wrestling`s world governing body, said the fr

Sports | October 11, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

BGN 10 M TO FINANCE THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS

`BGN 10, 194 M were granted from the government for the financing of the presidential elections, the Minister of the States Administration Dimitur Kalchev announced. 6, 380 M are to be used for the first round of he elections.

Politics | October 11, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

DISABLED WOMEN CONDEMNED TO `SLOW DEATH`

Amnesty International Text Associated Press

Views on BG | October 11, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

BULGARTABAC HOLDING TO BE SOLD AS A WHOLE ENTITY

`The Bulgarian Government intends to privatize the Bulgartabac holding as a whole entity, not in separate parts, `the Prime Minister and Economy Minister Nikolay Vassilev announced. He explained that it is obligatory to sell 51% of the holding`s capital t

Business | October 11, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

JOURNALISTS NOT ALLOWED IN THE CABINET`S BUILDING

The journalists who cover the work of the government were not allowed for the first time in the building of the government for the beginning of the regular meeting of the ministers. The operators and the photo reporters could not take, on their own, proto

Politics | October 11, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

FOURTEEN US AND NATO AIRCRAFT FLEW OVER BULGARIA

`14 US and NATO transport aircraft flew over Bulgaria on October 10th, `Nova TV reported, quoting General Stefan Popov, Chief of the Bulgarian Air Forces. The aircraft flew over the country in connection with the decision of the Government to grant access

Politics | October 11, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

INTERIOR MINISTRY TO COOPERATE WITH THE ROMANIAN

Romanian Interior Minister Ioan Rus proposed that the Bulgarian and Romanian Interior Ministries cooperate and set up unified border teams to avoid double checks on the Bulgarian and on the Romanian border. That was announced at a news conference after a

Politics | October 11, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

2001 WORLD BANK PROJECTS FOR BULGARIA

BTA News Agency IFC, part of the World Bank Group, unveiled in Washington its 2001 report, which contains information on Bulgaria, Deutsche Welle cited San Francisco correspondent Lada Trifonova as saying.

Views on BG | October 11, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

THE US GOVERNMENT DONATED USD 250 000

The US ambassador to Bulgaria Richard Miles granted over USD 250,000 humanitarian aid to 17 Bulgarian non-profit organizations, Dnevnik Daily wrote. Representatives of the hospitals, orphanages and schools which, will be financed by the US donation, atten

Politics | October 11, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

BULGARIA IN BRIEF

Deputy Prime Minister Vassilev will clarify on the issue with the USD 2 M bribe, asked from an Economy Ministry official. He will explain that during the parliamentary control session.

Politics | October 11, 2001, Thursday // 00:00
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