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BG AMBASSADOR: BULGARIA AND MACEDONIA AGREE ON ALL ISSUES

Bulgaria’s relations with Macedonia are very good, even excellent, especially given the prospect of Bulgaria’s invitation from NATO in 2002, Alexander Yordanov, the Bulgarian Ambassador in Skopje, says in a long interview for the Macedonian newspaper Nova

Views on BG | December 8, 2001, Saturday // 00:00

ON DECEMBER 8 THE JAPANESE PEOPLE HAD A CHANCE TO TAKE A GLIMPSE FOR T...

On December 8 the Japanese people had a chance to take a glimpse for the first time of Japan's Crown Princess Masako and the baby girl she gave birth to. According to a survey conducted recently in Japan 71% of the informants want to see the Japanese legi

World | December 8, 2001, Saturday // 00:00

PRIME MINISTER SIMEON SAXE-COBURG LEAVES ON A TWO-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT T...

Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg leaves on a two-day official visit to Germany on December 13. He is going to have lunch with German Chancellor Gerhard Schroder.

Politics | December 8, 2001, Saturday // 00:00

US PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH CLAIMED VICTORY AFTER SENATE DEMOCRATS BUCKLE...

US President George Bush claimed victory after Senate Democrats buckled to his demands to limit anti-terrorism spending to USD 20 BLN. Capping a three-day battle on the Senate floor, lawmakers approved USD 318 BLN Defense Bill for 2001 and a compromise US

World | December 8, 2001, Saturday // 00:00

WRESTLING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - RESULTS DEC.7

Olympic champion Rulon Gardner beat Yuriy Yevseychyk of Israel 3-0 on December 7 in the 286-pound category It was the first outing here for Gardner, of Afton, Wyo., who shocked three-time gold medalist Alexander Karelin at the Sydney Games.

Views on BG | December 8, 2001, Saturday // 00:00

BULGARIANS GO TO WRESTLING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTERFINALS

Armen Nazarian and Sergey Mureyko advanced to the quarterfinals of the 46th Greco-Roman World Wrestling Championships in Patras, Greece. Armen Nazarian, Bulgaria's two-time Olympic champion, beat Istvan Majoros of Hungary 4-0 in the 58 kilogram (127 3/4 p

Sports | December 8, 2001, Saturday // 00:00

YOUTH THEATRE IN SOFIA BURNT DOWN

A terrible fire burst out and spread in the building of the Youth Theatre opposite the National Assembly on December 7, nearly destroying it. The signal about the fire came at 5.

Business | December 8, 2001, Saturday // 00:00

THE NUMBER OF TOURISTS IS EXPECTED TO INCREASE BY 10-12% DURING THE 20...

The number of tourists is expected to increase by 10-12% during the 2000/2001 winter season, Dimitur Hadzhinikolov, Deputy Economy Minister, said at a working meeting in Bansko on December 7. Representatives of the local administration, police and travel

Politics | December 8, 2001, Saturday // 00:00

ISRAELI HELICOPTERS ATTACKED A PALESTINIAN SECURITY COMPOUND WITH MISS...

Israeli helicopters attacked a Palestinian security compound with missiles early in the morning of December 8, Israeli Defense Forces reported. The attacks came after Israel's demands went unheeded that Palestinians halt the mortar fire on the settlement

World | December 8, 2001, Saturday // 00:00

EU FINANCIAL CONTROL CHAPTER MAY BE CLOSED ON DEC.11

The progress of the accession talks on various chapters of the acquis communautaire will be discussed at a meeting of foreign ministers of the European Union and Bulgaria on December 11 in Brussels within the framework of the intergovernmental commission

Politics | December 8, 2001, Saturday // 00:00

LUKOIL NEFTOCHIM TO INVEST EUR 7 M IN TRUCK FILLING BRIDGE

LUKOil Neftochim Burgas will invest EUR 7 M in a new truck filling bridge, representatives of the refinery announced on December 7. The facility will have an annual capacity of 2.

Business | December 8, 2001, Saturday // 00:00

NATO’S SUPREME ALLIED COMMANDER EUROPE ASSESSED HIGHLY BULGARIA

General Joseph Ralston, NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe, accepted Foreign Minister Passy's invitation to visit Bulgaria. The invitation was made during Passy’s meeting with General Ralston in Brussels on December 7.

Politics | December 8, 2001, Saturday // 00:00

TONS OF DRUGS ARE SMUGGLED IN BULGARIA EACH YEAR THROUGH THE BURGAS PO...

Tons of drugs are smuggled in Bulgaria each year through the Burgas port, General Vassil Vassilev, Chief of the National Police Service Directory, said in Burgas on December 7. Burgas is the closest port to Asia and also easy to access.

Politics | December 8, 2001, Saturday // 00:00

PASSED AMENDMENT TO VAT ACT TO BE CORRECTED SOON

According to the amendments to the Value Added Tax that the Parliament adopted on December 7 the VAT credit reimbursement term is extended to 6 month, while it had to be reduced to 3 months. Under the current act VAT credit is paid back in 45 days after a

Business | December 8, 2001, Saturday // 00:00

CIVIL AVIATION WITH USD 120 M LOSS AFTER NATIONAL CARRIER BANKRUPTCY

The Bulgarian civil aviation suffered USD 120 M losses in 2001 because of its withdrawal from regular international lines after the collapse of the National Carrier Balkan Airlines, the Air Transport Institute (ATI) report shows. Svetoslav Stanoulov, ATI

Business | December 8, 2001, Saturday // 00:00

SOFIA MAYOR’S PARTY TO SEEK SUPPORT IN EUROPE

The Free Democrats Union, Sofia mayor Stefan Sofianski’ party, will hold its constituent assembly on December 9. A total of 800 delegates will attend the assembly.

Politics | December 8, 2001, Saturday // 00:00

GINKA DRAGANINSKA, A LONGTIME GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR, WAS APPOINTED HEAD...

Ginka Draganinska, a longtime government inspector, was appointed head of the Agency for State Interior Financial Control on December 7.

Politics | December 7, 2001, Friday // 00:00

THE FIRST BUSINESS PROJECTS FOR MICROCREDITING WILL BE READY TILL THE ...

The first business projects for microcrediting will be ready till the end of 2001, Social Minister Lidia Shuleva announced at a seminar organized by the World Bank on December 7. The way and procedure for granting microcredits are to be announced till the

Politics | December 7, 2001, Friday // 00:00

NEGOTIATIONS WITH TRADE UNIONS FOR RAILWAYS COMPANY COLLAPSED

Negotiations between the Bulgarian State Railways Company management and the Bulgarian Railmen Syndicate with the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria (CITUB) collapsed on December 7. “The Trade Unions are trying to blackmail us and this

Business | December 7, 2001, Friday // 00:00

AN EXCISE DUTY OF BGN 2 ON BAKED COFFEE, BGN 5 ON INSTANT COFFEE AND B...

An excise duty of BGN 2 on baked coffee, BGN 5 on instant coffee and BGN 2 on cappuccino were approved on December 7 at the meeting of representatives of the Finance Ministry and the branch Association of Coffee Importers before the second reading of the

Politics | December 7, 2001, Friday // 00:00
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