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CONSULTANCY COMPANY CROWN AGENTS IS JUST AN ADVISOR AND IT IS OUT OF T...

Consultancy company Crown Agents is just an advisor and it is out of the question that it could dominate or manage the Bulgarian Customs, Great Britain’s Ambassador to Bulgaria H.E.

Politics | February 28, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

“O BROTHER," A BLUEGRASS SOUNDTRACK THAT TOPPED THE COUNTRY CHARTS LAS...

“O Brother," a bluegrass soundtrack that topped the country charts last year, won five Grammys, including an upset award for album of the year, defeating works by U2, Bob Dylan, OutKast and India.Arie.

World | February 28, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

THE COMPANY, WHICH IS TO UPGRADE, BULGARIAN MIG-29 FIGHTER AIRCRAFT WI...

The company, which is to upgrade, Bulgarian MiG-29 fighter aircraft will be negotiated with the Russia's RSK MiG, starting March 4, Defense Minister Svinarov announced. The Russian company, which won the tender, informed Defence Minister Nikolay Svinarov

Politics | February 28, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

WAYS OF CURBING DRUG TRAFFIC WERE DISCUSSED AT THE MEETING OF BULGARIA...

Ways of curbing drug traffic were discussed at the meeting of Bulgarian and German Interior Ministers Georgi Petkanov and Otto Schily. Talks focused on check-point procedures rather than legislative amendments.

Politics | February 28, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

BUSINESS CLIMATE INDEX UP BY 6.2 POINTS IN FEBRUARY

The overall business climate index went up 6.2 points in February, which is almost entirely due to greater optimism for the business climate in construction.

Views on BG | February 28, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

A MASSIVE NATO OPERATION IS UNDER WAY NEAR THE SOUTHERN BOSNIAN TOWN O...

A massive NATO operation is under way near the southern Bosnian town of Foca, widely believed to be the hiding place of the former Bosnian Serb President and war crimes suspect, Radovan Karadzic. Reports say people are not being allowed to leave their hou

World | February 28, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

TELECOM'S SELL-OFF PLAN APPROVED BY CABINET

Cabinet approved plans for the sale of up to 65 % of Bulgarian Telecommunication Company (BTC) in a two-stage competition open to both telecoms firms and financial investors. Under the strategy up to 20 % in BTC will be placed on the local stock exchange.

Business | February 28, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

LORD ROBERTSON: FAST MILITARY REFORMS ARE EXPECTED

Bulgaria has made considerable progress on its way to NATO entry but there is still a lot more to be done, NATO Secretary General Lord Robertson, said after his meeting with Foreign Minister Passy. He said Bulgaria still has time to improve its results in

Politics | February 28, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

CABINET APPROVED A DRAFT AGREEMENT ON LIFTING VISA REGIME WITH SWITZER...

Cabinet approved a draft agreement on lifting visa regime with Switzerland. Visits will be required for stays for more than 90 days within six months.

Politics | February 28, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

MICROCREDIT PROJECT TO BE EXPANDED

The schedule for extending micro credits will be extended as of April 1, Deputy Prime Minister and Social Minister Lidia Shuleva said. Since the beginning of April residents form all nine districts, where the project was launched, will be able to apply fo

Business | February 28, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

CROWN AGENTS FIRST REPORT ON CUSTOMS READY MARCH 22

The first draft of British company Crown Agents report on the Bulgarian Customs will be ready March 22, Finance Minister Milen Velchev announced. The report will also include recommendations on the development of the customs administration.

Politics | February 28, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

VISAGE MODELS WITH FIRST SWEET’N LOW COLLECTION ON THE CATWALK

Sweet’N Low collection, the first ever collection of pink lingerie in Bulgaria, was presented by Sweet’N Low, the world leader among sweeteners, together with Visage Model Group at the cafeteria of Bulgaria Hotel February 28. The pink collection is dedica

Society | February 28, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

MAJORITY STAKE IN ARMS PLANT TO BE SOLD IN PUBLIC TENDER

The Privatisation Agency will try to sell a majority stake in the debt-ridden Vazov Group of arms plant (VMZ) at a public tender, the Privatisation Agency announced. According to PA Chairman Apostol Apostolov it is still not clear whether the core product

Business | February 28, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

REHABILITATED THERMAL UNITS 2,3 WILL MEET 50% OF DOMESTIC DEMAND

After the rehabilitation of the Maritsa East 2 and 3 thermal power plants and the addition of new production facilities at Maritsa East 3, the complex will be able to meet 40-50% of domestic electricity demand, former Maritsa East director and incumbent c

Business | February 28, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

QADDAFI'S SON PLANS TO VISIT BULGARIA

Seif al-Islam, son of the Lybian leader Qaddafi, is planning to visit Sofia after the Bulgaria-related issue currently handled by his Foundation is settled, it transpired at a news conference in the French capital. Since September 2001 the Qaddafi Interna

Politics | February 28, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

NATO SECRETARY GENERAL IN BULGARIA, PART OF NATO ASPIRANTS TOUR

NATO Secretary General Lord Robertson arrived February 28 on a one-day working visit to Bulgaria within his tour of the NATO membership applicants. Robertson is scheduled to meet with President Georgi Parvanov, Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg, and Parli

Politics | February 28, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

BRUSSELS TO RELEASE USD 5 M FOR CONSULTANT ON DANUBE BRIDGE

Brussels is to grant some USD 5 M to the company consultant on the construction of Danube Bridge 2. The selection of the consultant is already underway, the Transport Ministry announced.

Business | February 28, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

OTE TELECOMS IS EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE FOR A SECOND TIME IN THE TENDE...

OTE Telecoms is expected to participate for a second time in the tender for the acquisition of Bulgarian Telecommunicaiton Company, Greek IMERISIA reported. Income from start-up mobile telephony operations in Bulgaria and Macedonia would not be enough to

Politics | February 28, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

BRITISH-LISTED NAVAN GETS SECOND BULGARIA GOLD LICENCE AREA

British-listed miner Navan Mining Plc said its Bulgarian subsidiary, Balkan Mineral and Mining, had been awarded a licence area in Bulgaria, adjacent to a zone with high-grade gold mineralisation, Reuters reported. The 128 square km Perunika licence is st

Business | February 28, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

FIFTY-ONE SUSPECTS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED FOLLOWING AN ARSON ATTACK ON A T...

Fifty-one suspects have been arrested following an arson attack on a train in the western Indian state of Gujarat, which killed 58 people, government officials said. Those arrested are being held on charges of arson, rioting and looting.

World | February 28, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

THE UNITED NATIONS AND A LEADING CHARITY HAVE LAUNCHED AN INQUIRY INTO...

The United Nations and a leading charity have launched an inquiry into allegations that relief agency staff sexually exploited refugee children in Africa. U.

World | February 28, 2002, Thursday // 00:00
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