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COLOMBIA’S PRESIDENT ANDRES PASTRANA BROKE OFF THE PEACE PROCESS WITH ...

Colombia’s President Andres Pastrana broke off the peace process with leftist rebels Wednesday, hours after the guerrillas hijacked a jetliner and kidnapped a prominent senator. In a nationally televised address, Pastrana gave the Revolutionary Armed Forc

World | February 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

BULGARIA SECOND IN OLYMPICS-SHORT TRACK B FINAL

The Bulgarian team in the Olympics Women's 3,000m Short Track Speed Skating Relay in B final - Marina Georgieva, Anna Krasteva, Evgenia Radanova, Daniela Vlaeva finished second with 4:20.703, leaving behind United States team -Julie Goskowicz, Caroline Ha

Sports | February 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

RESPONDING TO A PALESTINIAN REQUEST, THE U.N SECURITY COUNCIL SCHEDULE...

Responding to a Palestinian request, the U.N Security Council scheduled rare consultations on the Middle East Thursday, with Arab nations demanding Israel be condemned for escalating attacks against civilians and the Palestinian Authority.

World | February 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

PRESIDENT BUSH VISITED CHINA THURSDAY EXACTLY 30 YEARS TO THE DAY AFTE...

President Bush visited China Thursday exactly 30 years to the day after a landmark bridge-building trip by former President Richard Nixon and urged it to "strongly oppose" arms proliferation. But the two sides failed to secure an early deal on the spread

World | February 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

ACTING CUSTOMS AGENCY CHIEF APPOINTED

Asen Asenov was appointed acting Director of Customs Agency, Finance Minister Milen Velchev announced February 21. He will perform his duties for three months until a permanent Director is appointed by a competition.

Politics | February 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

PRESIDENT DISCUSSED WAYS OF BOOSTING RELATIONS WITH LATIN AMERICA

The opportunities for invigorating Bulgaria's relations with the countries of Latin America were discussed February 20 at a meeting of President Georgi Parvanov with the Latin American ambassadors. The two-hour meeting was hosted by Venezuelan Ambassador

Politics | February 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

BANKING WELL CAPITALIZED, CENTRAL BANK REPORT SHOWS

The Bulgarian banking system is well capitalized, a report of the Bulgarian National Bank for the first half of 2001 shows. The trend of maintaining a high capital adequacy ratio was preserved during the first six months of 2002 with the indicator standin

Business | February 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY SERVICES SEPARATED FROM THE ARMED FORCES

The National Intelligence Service and the National Security Service will be separated from the system of the Bulgarian Armed Forces, amendments to the National Defence and Armed Forces Act, passed at first reading by Parliament February 20, envisage. Unde

Politics | February 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

US EXPERTS ARRIVE IN MARCH, WILL DISCUSS SS-23 MISSILES DESTRUCTION

American experts arrive in Bulgaria in March to discuss the SS-23 missiles destruction. During a visit of the delegation of the US State Department last week, the quantities of the missiles to be destroyed have been negotiated, Defence Minister Svinarov s

Politics | February 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

NICHOLAS BURNS: NONE OF THE CANDIDATES IS FULLY PREPARED TO JOIN NATO

“None of the candidates fully meets the Pact’s standards,” Nicholas Burns, US Resident Representative in NATO told Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Passy. According to the NATO official, the months till the summit in Prague should be utilized as efficiently as

Politics | February 21, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

QADDAFI: I HOPE THAT THE BULGARIAN MEDICS ARE INNOCENT

“I hope that the Bulgarian medics are innocent,” Libya’s leader Muammar Qaddafi told his son Seif al-Islam during a conversation about the Bulgarian medics, charged with intentionally infecting Libyan children with HIV. This was announced by Seif al-Islam

Politics | February 20, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

ITALY'S MIROGLIO GROUP BECAME OWNER OF 70 PERCENT STAKE IN INTERPRED

Italy's Miroglio Group bought a 70 percent stake in Interpred -World Trade Center Sofia from Daewoo Engineering and Construction, the Interpred management announced. Changes in Interpred's Board of Directors were made at a general meeting on February 11,

Business | February 20, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

INTRACOM’S CEO CALLS ALLEGATIONS AGAINST HIM “UNSUBSTANTIATED”

“Once again, well-known circles are the protagonists of yet another series of unsubstantiated charges against me. Acting under the guise of ‘informants’ and seekers-of-the-truth these politicians and journals “specialise” in an orchestrated war against me

Business | February 20, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

THE DRAFT OF THE NATIONAL FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT FOR NEXT YEAR FOCUSES ON...

The draft of the National Framework Agreement for next year focuses on providing high-quality medical services, Nikola Vassilev, Executive Director of the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) announced. Doctors’ salaries will depend on the quality of the

Politics | February 20, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

AN ATTEMPTED MURDER ON MARGARITA MIHNEVA’S LIFE HAS BEEN PREVENTED FEB...

An attempted murder on Margarita Mihneva’s life has been prevented February 20, the journalist announced, quoted by Info Radio. The popular Bulgarian journalist and anchor of “Conflicts”, broadcast on private television bTV, was fired February 12.

Politics | February 20, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

CS METAL INDUSTRIES MAY BUY BULGARIA'S INCOMS-TELECOM

CS Metal Industries, a Malaysia based international investment group is interested in buying Incoms-Telecom Holding. David Gan, Managing Director of CS Metal Industries is visiting Bulgaria and together with his partners Bisser Dimitrov, Executive Directo

Business | February 20, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

THE SON OF PRIME MINISTER SAXE-COBURG KONSTANTIN AND HIS WIFE MARIA AR...

The son of Prime Minister Saxe-Coburg Konstantin and his wife Maria arrived on a private visit to Sofia together with their twins Sofia and Umberto. The family will stay in Bulgaria for about a week.

Politics | February 20, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

VERHEUGEN: NATO MEMBERS SHOULD BE PART OF THE EUROPEAN UNION TOO

Guenter Verheugen, EU Enlargement Commissioner said that it would be nice if Europe had a system for security that is not fragmentary so that the countries in EU are also NATO members, radio BBC reported. Bulgaria and Romania countries are excluded from t

Views on BG | February 20, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

THE PRIVATIZATION AGENCY OPENS TENDERS FOR THE SALE OF 80% OF THE CAPI...

The Privatization Agency opens tenders for the sale of 80% of the capital of Pernik-based Beltrans and Eliseyna EAD. The initial price for the first tender is set at BGN 480,000 with a BGN 48,000 participation deposit.

Politics | February 20, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

BUSH ASSURES NEW AMBASSADOR OF HIS COUNTRY’S SUPPORT

President Bush assured Bulgaria’s new Ambassador to USA Elena Poptodorova that his country is committed to developing bilateral relations on the occasion of the presentation of the letters of credence February 14. He also pledged support for the vision of

Politics | February 20, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

SOFIA DISTRICT COURT REGISTERED THE POLITICAL PARTY UNION OF FREE DEMO...

Sofia District Court registered the political party Union of Free Democrats, following a decision of February 18. The Court legalized the party’s governing bodies and its statute as adopted at the Constitutive Assembly on December 9 by a total of 793 foun

Politics | February 20, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00
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