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NO THREAT FOR GOVERNMENT BY PRESIDENTIAL CHOICE

There is no threat to the government`s stability, Plamen Panayotov, floor leader of the ruling Simeon II National Movement (SND), said. The relationships between the SND and its coalition partner in the government, the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DP

Politics | October 4, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

SOFIA ILLEGALLY TAPPED BY TELEPHONE GANG

An organization has being tapping illicitly in all the Automatic Telephone Stations for 7 years now. A number of firms and persons have been bugged.

Politics | October 4, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

BULGARIA`S CENSUS INDICATES 83.6 PERCENTS OF POPULATION ETHNIC BULGARIANS

BBC Monitoring Service, United Kingdom The Bulgarian ethnic group numbered 6,661,000 people, 83.

Views on BG | October 4, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

83.6 PERCENTS ETHNIC BULGARIANS

The Bulgarian ethnic group numbered 6,661,000 people, 83.6 per cent of the Bulgarian population as at 1 March 2001; 758,000 people (9.

Politics | October 4, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

TOP EU OFFICIAL URGES JOINING

A senior European Union official urged Bulgaria to revamp its state administration and judiciary if it hopes to join the organization by 2007, AP announced. Eneko Landaburu, a member of the EU`s top executive body, told this Balkan country`s leaders that

Business | October 4, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

BULGARIAN TELECOM TO BE PRIVATISED SOON

`The Cabinet may privatise the Bulgarian Telecommunication Company very soon,` Plamen Petrov, Bulgarian Transport Minister said, quoted by Info Radio. According to him, an agreement was reached on almost all main contract clauses with Deutsche Bank.

Business | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

BULGARIANS ARRESTED WITH HEROIN FOR USD 10 000

The Turkish authorities detained Stanka Dimkova (29) from Perushtitsa and Yanko Nikov (31) from Stara Zagora at the Kapukule Turkish border, Dnevnik Daily wrote. The border police arrested the two Bulgarians because they attempted to carry over the border

Politics | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

EUROPEAN UNION OFFICIAL URGES REFORM

AP WorldStream via COMTEX A senior European Union official urged Bulgaria to revamp its state administration and judiciary if it hopes to join the organization by 2007.

Views on BG | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

UN: TERRORISM REQUIRES FAIR RESPONSE*

ABSTRACED from M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX Petko Draganov, Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria, said the attack of 11 September had been an attack against all of humanity.

Views on BG | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

NATO SECRETARY GENERAL ARRIVES OCTOBER 4TH

The NATO Secretary General Lord George Robertson arrives in Bulgaria on October 4 for the summit of the ten NATO applicant countries that will take place on October 5. The Bulgarian President Stoyanov will meet Lord Robertson at the airport.

Politics | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

PRESIDENT FOR `NEW ALLIANCE` AGAINST TERRORISM

`The issue of NATO expansion is not as important as the creation of a community that shares common values,` Bulgarian President Stoyanov said at a news conference, quoted by the Bulgarian National Radio. President Stoyanov added that he is to reiterate hi

Politics | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

BG CANDIDATURE FOR SECURITY COUNCIL VOTED OCT 8

The Bulgarian candidature for non-permanent membership in the Security Council is to be voted on October 8 at the General Assembly of the UN. That was announced by the Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Elena Poptodorova.

Politics | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

GEN. MARIN~SOCIALIST VICE PRESIDENT NOMINATION

General Anguel Marin will be nominated for leftist Vice President, was decided at a plenary session of the Higher Council of the Bulgarian Socialist Party. The delegates approved the candidature of Marin with 87 votes in favor.

Politics | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

BIG DECREASE IN THE NUMBER OF BULGARIANS UNDER 20

The Bulgarian National Statistical Institute released prliminary data on the last count of the Bulgarian population from March, 2001. The results are from a 2% from the surveyed or 196,000 from the Bulgarians.

Politics | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

BEER UNION: BEER EXCISE TO BE SMOOTHLY INCREASED

`Bulgarian breweries insist that the Bulgarian Government increases beer excise duty smoothly, `the Union of Bulgarian Brewers said. The Union proposed 20% to 26 % annual rise of the excise duty until 2006.

Business | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

PROJECT ON IMPROVED BUSINESS QUALITY TO START

`A project of the Bulgarian government for EUR 8 M, financed by the Phare Programme will be launched next week,` Hermann Hagspiel, adviser at the Delegation of the European Commission said. The main purpose of the project is to raise the quality of small

Business | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

USAID DISCUSSED PRIORITIES WITH FINANCE MINISTER

`Local self-government and the financial decentralization of municipal budgets are USAID`s most important projects in Bulgaria,` the Agency`s director for Bulgaria Debra McFarland said after a meeting with Finance Minister Milen Velchev. At the meeting, t

Politics | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

MAJOR BANKS WITH INTEREST IN LEAD AND ZINC PLANT

Several major banks, including the World Bank, expressed interest in providing money for a project for processing of waste to extract lead and zinc in the Lead and Zinc plant in Kurdzhali, Southern Bulgaria. The project will cost about USD 10 M, Economic

Business | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

GERMAN FOREIGN MINISTER ARRIVES FOR NATO SUMMIT

Christoph Zoepel, Minister of State at the German Foreign Ministry is expected to arrive for political talks in Bulgaria, the German Embassy in Sofia announced. Zoepel will attend a conference on `The Contribution of New Democracies to Euro-Atlantic Secur

Politics | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

MORE US AND NATO DEMANDS TO BE EXPECTED

`The decision of NATO member states to support Washington will undoubtedly have a impact on the behaviour of the countries wishing to join the Alliance,` Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Elena Poptodorova said. Poptodorova said that as comment on the statemen

Politics | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

NATIONAL MOVEMENT: CABINET REMAINS STABLE

`The future of the political agreement between the Movement for Rights and Freedoms and the Simeon II National Movement is not threatened,` Plamen Panayotov, leader of the Parliamentary Group of the Simeon II National Movement said, quoted by Info Radio.

Politics | October 3, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00
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