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DEPUTY PM TO ATTEND MEETING OF THE CEFTA STATES

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy Nikolay Vassilev will represent Bulgaria at the regular annual meeting of the Prime Ministers of the CEFTA countries on November 16 in Bucharest. CEFTA development in trade and cooperation will be assessed at

Politics | November 15, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

BRITISH TOUR OPERATORS EXPRESSED WILLINGNESS TO DEVELOP HIGH CATEGORY ...

British tour operators expressed willingness to develop high category tourism in Bulgaria, but fear that Bulgaria lacks the necessary potential, Dimitur Hadzhinikolov, Deputy Economy Minister, announced. At the World Trade Market British tour operators ha

Politics | November 15, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

SWEDISH OFFICIALS DISCUSS COOPERATION IN PLOVDIV

A Swedish delegation, headed by Swedish Ambassador Sten Ask visited Plodiv. Ask together with representatives of 20 Swedish companies met the Mayor of Plovdiv and businessmen from the region.

Business | November 15, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

PRIME MINISTER MEETS UN’S SECRETARY GENERAL

The Bulgarian Prime Minister Saxe-Coburg spoke with the United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Annan during the dinner given by the French foreign minister Hubert Vedrine, The lunch, which took place at University Club in New York was in honor of all lead

Politics | November 15, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

UNION “IZBORI”: WE WERE SABOTAGED

Krassimir Stoyanov, Director of union “Izbori” announced that he will file a claim in Court for BGN 600,000 against the decision to terminate the association’s contract for counting the votes at the fist round of the presidential elections. Acording to St

Politics | November 15, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

BGN 750 M FROM PRIVATIZATION ENVISAGED FOR 2002

The privatization program for 2002 was approved on November 15. The program envisages 349 privatization deals to be signed next year.

Business | November 15, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

ELECTIONS OBSERVER:RESULTS FORGERY THREAT EXISTS

Iliya Bozhinov, Director of the Civic Initiative for Free and Democratic Elections expressed his concerns that there are possibilities the results from the coming run-offs to be forged. According to him, there is a possibility for mistakes and forgeries d

Politics | November 15, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

PRICE OF ORDINARY COFFE BRANDS UP BY 30%

A transition period will be allowed before the requirements for hologram stickers and excise duty stamps on packed coffee come into force, Atanas Katsarchev, Deputy Finance Minister, announced on November 14. The period will expire on 1 May, 2002.

Business | November 15, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

THE MINISTRY OF REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS IS DRAFTING A ST...

The Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works is drafting a strategy for Bulgaria's preparations for participation in EU structural funds, Kostadin Paskalev, Regional Development Minister, announced at a press conference on November 14. It was sug

Politics | November 15, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

A TOTAL OF 1,225,300 HA OF LAND HAD ALREADY BEEN PLANTED WITH AUTUMN C...

A total of 1,225,300 ha of land had already been planted with autumn crops, Mehmed Dikme, Agriculture Minister, said during his visit in Russe on November 14. According to the Minister the vast areas of wheat and barley guarantee that the country will not

Politics | November 15, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

WSJ:BULGARIA - AFGHANISTAN DRUGS STOP TO EUROPE

The Wall Street Journal wrote in its November 15 edition that Bulgaria is one of the main stops on the “drugs way” from Afghanistan to Europe. According to the newspaper the huge amounts of drugs from the taleban reserves are currently being traded at the

Politics | November 15, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

SFUMATO THEATRE WITH PERFORMANCES IN PARIS

The Bulgarian Sfumato Theatre will stage guest performances in Paris at the Theatre de la Tempete, a twin of Theatre du Soleil of Ariane Mnouchkine, a noncommercial theatre space using innovatory language even in its classical works stagings. Afterwards t

Society | November 15, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

PM CALLS ON US BUSINESSMEN TO PARTNER BULGARIA

The Bulgarian Prime Minister was invited to an official lunch, organized by the Business Council for International Understanding in New York. In his address to the Council’s representatives,Saxe-Coburg informed the business representatives for the politic

Politics | November 15, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

US COMMITTEE APPROVED BG MILITARY ASSISTANCE

The United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a security aid bill for military assistance and financing of arms for allies on November 14. According to the bill, Bulgaria will receive USD 10 M in 2002 and USD 11,7 M in 2003.

Politics | November 15, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

THE STATE SUBSIDIES ENVISAGED IN BUDGET 2002 FOR HEATING COMPANIES SHO...

The state subsidies envisaged in budget 2002 for heating companies should be more than BGN 37 M, members of the Parliamentary Energy Committee said on November 14. The fact that the subsidies are not sufficient than needed will lead to “Bulgargas’ losses,

Politics | November 15, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

BULGARIA WELCOMES EU REPORT, BUT NOT ITS DETAILS

Financial Times By Phelim McAleer

Views on BG | November 15, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

BULGARIA SEEKS DIRECT INVESTMENT

The Yomiuri Shimbun/Daily Yomiuri - Japan Bulgaria appreciates the financial support it has received from Japan, which has helped the East European nation grow quickly in the past decade since its democratization, Bulgarian National Assembly Chairman Ogn

Views on BG | November 15, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

IMF MISSION ARRIVES ON DECEMBER 5

Finance Minister Milen Velchev announced that another mission of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will arrive in Bulgaria on December 5. The IMF mission will stay in Bulgaria for ten days.

Business | November 15, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

PROJECTS FOR OCCUPATIONAL TRAINING AND UNEMPLOYMENT FUND (OTUF)FINANCI...

Projects for Occupational Training and Unemployment Fund (OTUF)financing are to be submitted to the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy by the end of 2001. The projects are to be submitted by the Regional Employment Councils and will be included in the 2

Politics | November 15, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

PARLIAMENT PASSED AT FIRST READING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT. IT ENVI...

Parliament passed at first reading the Telecommunications Act. It envisages the closure of the State Telecommunications Commission.

Politics | November 15, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

AMERICAN MILITARY AIRCRAFT TO USE CIVIL AIRPORTS

After the act on US troops overflight, transit passage and stay on Bulgarian territory is implemented, the US military aircraft will use the civil airports, Defense Minister Svinarov said before the regular weekly meeting of the Bulgarian Government. Four

Politics | November 15, 2001, Thursday // 00:00
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