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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

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
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