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TRANSPORT MINISTER: I AM NOT WORRIED ABOUT MY POSITION

“I am not worried about my position but still this is only my personal opinion” Transport Minister Plamen Petrov declared after the meeting of the floor leaders of the Simeon II National Movement and the Movement for Rights and Freedoms. He denied to comm

Politics | February 19, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

IMF CALLS FOR MUTUALLY ACCEPTABLE TAXES TO BE FIXED

The inflation rate for January was unexpectedly high, Piritta Sorsa, Head of the Bulgarian mission of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), said. According to her it is still early to say to what an extent the increased patent tax accounted for that high

Views on BG | February 19, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

BULGARIA MARKS 129 YEARS FROM HANGING OF NATIONAL HERO

The Patriarch of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church Maxim served a mass in memory of Bulgaria’s national hero Vassil Levski, who was hanged February 19 129 ago. The mass was said at Alexander Nevsky Cathedral despite the restorations that are underway there.

Society | February 19, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

THE FOUNDATION FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT IS TO LAUNCH A PROJECT...

The Foundation for Entrepreneurship Development is to launch a project for encouraging women in business, Antonina Stoyanova, Executive Director of the Foundation said. Initially the project will start in Sofia and Vratsa.

Politics | February 19, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

FINLAND PM ACCUSES EU OF ENERGY IMPERIALISM

The European Union must preserve the option of nuclear power as part of its energy mix if it is not to become a "fossil monster", Finland’s Prime Minister Paavo Lipponen said, quoted by Financial Times. In an extraordinary defence of nuclear power generat

Politics | February 19, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

RUSSIAN INVESTORS HAVE SHOWN INTEREST IN BULGARIAN DOBRICH-BASED SHOEM...

Russian investors have shown interest in Bulgarian Dobrich-based shoemaker factory, following the increased demand for children’s shoes on the Russian market. For the Russian businessmen the factory’s debt will be of crucial importance before starting neg

Politics | February 19, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

US PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH ARRIVED IN SEOUL ON TUESDAY FOR THE LATEST...

US President George W. Bush arrived in Seoul on Tuesday for the latest and most sensitive leg of his tour of north-east Asia.

World | February 19, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

RUSSIAN OIL COMPANIES EYE EUROPE MOVES

Financial Times By DAVID BUCHAN and ANDREW JACK

Views on BG | February 19, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

RUSSIAN COMPANY WINS TENDER FOR BULGARIA'S MIG-29 UPGRADE

Russia's RSK MiG has won the tender for the upgrade and overhaul of the Bulgarian MiG-29 fighter aircraft, Defence Minister Nikolay Svinarov told journalists. He expects that a contract will be signed with the Russian company by the end of this month.

Business | February 19, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

RUSSE-BASED BC LEASING COMPANY IS TO SEEK EUR 20 M IN FUNDING FROM THE...

Russe-based BC Leasing company is to seek EUR 20 M in funding from the Balkan Stability Pact to introduce technologies for environment-friendly production of foods in seven small factories in north-eastern Bulgaria, Dnevnik Daily reported. The company, se

Politics | February 19, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

A DELEGATION OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, LED BY PARLIAMENT SPEAKER OGNYA...

A delegation of the National Assembly, led by Parliament Speaker Ognyan Gerdzhikov, leaves on an official visit to Mexico and Venezuela. This is the first visit of a parliament speaker in these countries since 1989.

Politics | February 19, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS TO BE DISCUSSED AT TRANS-BORDER BUSINESS FORUM

Regional politics and infrastructure projects will be discussed at the second economic forum on trans-border cooperation among Sofia, Skopje and Nis. The forum will take place from March 20 to March 23 in the International Exhibition Center “Bulgarreklama

Business | February 19, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

PRINTED PRESS – FAVOURITE IN BULGARIANS’ FREE TIME

Most Bulgarians' cultural pursuits in their leisure time are limited to reading newspapers and magazines, a survey conducted in January by Alpha Research polling agency among 1,100 people shows. A total of 90% of Bulgarians are readers of the printed pres

Society | February 19, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

UNEMPLOYMENT, CORRUPTION AND ORGANIZED CRIME ARE CONSIDERED TO BE THE ...

Unemployment, corruption and organized crime are considered to be the most serious problems in the country by the young people, a survey made among respondents aged 18-30 years shows. Experts comment that the young people are much more interested in their

Politics | February 19, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

FIRST GROUP OF BULGARIAN CONTINGENT ARRIVED IN KABUL

The Bulgarian military contingent, which will join the international peacekeeping forces in Afghanistan, already arrived in Kabul. The Bulgarian servicemen landed at Kabul airport at about 6 a.

Politics | February 19, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

EUROPEAN COMMISSION POSITIVE ABOUT CROWN AGENTS CONTRACT ON CUSTOMS

The European Commission has no objections to the contract with Crown Agents for management consultancy to the Bulgarian Customs, it emerged after a meeting of Bulgarian Finance Minister Milen Velchev with Michel Vanden Abeele, DG of the Taxation and Cust

Politics | February 19, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

GAZPROM GRANTS KIEV PERMISSION TO RETURN GAS TO BULGARIA

Gazprom confirmed the schedule according to which Ukraine is to return to Bulgaria natural gas under the Yamburgsk agreement, it transpired after the Moscow meeting of Energy Minister Milko Kovachev with Yuriy Komarov, Deputy chairman of Gazprom Managing

Business | February 19, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

AGRICULTURE MINISTER DEMANDS EQUAL CHANCES FOR EU ENTRY

"If the financial framework of the European Union's enlargement leaves Bulgaria outside the processes, I think that my country will be placed in an utterly adverse economic environment. This will affect very negatively Bulgaria opportunities for accelerat

Politics | February 19, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

BLAGOEVGRAD FACTORY EXPORTS PIERRE CARDIN SHOES

Vihren show factory in Blagoevgrad makes shoes for world famous fashion designer Pierre Cardin. The factory, awarded ISO quality certificate by the Bulgarian representative of Lloyds quality registrar Tim Roth, exports 67 percent of it output mostly to It

Business | February 19, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

FARM MINISTERS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION APPLICANT STATES DEMANDED ON MOND...

Farm ministers of the European Union applicant states demanded on Monday that their farmers be treated equally after enlargement, but the European Commission said they were not ready to receive the same amount of aid. The ministers say the Commission's pr

World | February 19, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

US PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH HAS THANKED JAPAN FOR ITS SUPPORT FOLLOWING...

US President George W Bush has thanked Japan for its support following the 11 September attacks in America. Addressing the Japanese parliament, he said the two countries had formed one of the great and enduring alliances of modern times which had brought

World | February 19, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00
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