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TELECOM'S SELL-OFF PLAN EXPECTED TO BE APPROVED BY CABINET TODAY

After the ruling Simeon II National Movement and coalition partner Movement for Rights and Freedoms late on Tuesday approved the sale plan of the Bulgarian Telecommunications Company (BTC), the strategy is expected to be approved by the cabinet today. Can

Business | February 27, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

IMF BOARD TO DISCUSS AGREEMENT WITH BULGARIA

The Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is expected late today to discuss and approve Bulgaria’s funding agreement, the Finance Ministry announced. The agreement is for two years and is for USD 300 M, Finance Minister Velchev announced in Parli

Business | February 27, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

EXPORT OF SPECIAL PRODUCTS TO INDIA WILL BE DOUBLED

Bulgaria will increase almost two times its export of special products to India, the Economy Ministry announced. This was the aim of the Indian visit of Deputy Economy Minister Kaloyan Ninov last week, when he had meetings with Indian Defence Minister Geo

Business | February 26, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

INTRACOM PLANS TO ENLARGE ACTIVITIES IN BULGARIA

INTRACOM Group expressed its regret for the transfer in Bulgaria of an unfair war evolving in Greece against the group’s interests. INTRACOM said that commenting on publications in the Bulgarian press, regarding the recent prosecution against Sokratis Kok

Business | February 26, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

FLAG CARRIER CONFIRMED SALE OF HEATHROW SLOTS

Bulgaria's indebted Balkan Airlines confirmed February 26 it had sealed a GBP 3,150,000 runway slot sale with British Airways of four of the five slots at London Heathrow. In return, Balkan will buy slots at Gatwick for an estimated GBP 600,000.

Business | February 26, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

MOSCOW APPROVED A TWO-WAY TRAVEL DRAFT AGREEMENT WITH BULGARIA, DRAWN ...

Moscow approved a two-way travel draft agreement with Bulgaria, drawn up by the Russian Foreign Ministry. The bilateral agreement is expected to be signed in the coming days in Sofia.

Politics | February 26, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

THE WIDOW OF MURDERED WALL STREET JOURNAL REPORTER DANIEL PEARL TUESDA...

The widow of murdered Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl Tuesday sounded an "alarm for everybody" in Pakistan and across the globe about international terror groups. This is "a vast and international network of terrorists," not just a group of extr

World | February 26, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

HERMANN REGENSBURGER, STATE SECRETARY IN THE BAVARIAN STATE MINISTRY O...

Hermann Regensburger, State Secretary in the Bavarian State Ministry of the Interior met with Bulgaria’s Chief Secretary with the Interior Ministry Boyko Borissov and General Vassil Vassilev, head of the Bulgarian Police in Germany. The officials discusse

Politics | February 26, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

PRESIDENT IS IN MACEDONIA TO SHOW CONTINUITY IN BALKAN POLITICS

Bulgaria’s President Georgi Parvanov is on a state visit in Macedonia.Upon his departure, Parvanov explained that the visit to Macedonia should be considered as a sign of Bulgaria’s Balkan politics continuity.

Politics | February 26, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

TWENTY-TWO PEOPLE WERE CRUSHED TO DEATH WHEN A BUILDING COLLAPSED IN T...

Twenty-two people were crushed to death when a building collapsed in the Egyptian city of Damietta. The bodies were retrieved from the rubble of the four-storey building on Tuesday.

World | February 26, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

PROJECT ON INTERNATIONAL DEALS OVER THE INTERNET STARTED

The first stage of the Balcard project for smartcards cross-border transactions over the Internet started, said Alexander Matrozov, Managing Director of BORICA Ltd. (Bank Organization for Payments Initiated by Cards), the national card system operator.

Business | February 26, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

STANLEY FISCHER, CITIGROUP VICE CHAIRMAN AND FORMER DEPUTY MANAGING DI...

Stanley Fischer, Citigroup Vice Chairman and former Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, has been invited to become economic counsellor in the Cabinet, Deputy Finance Minister Krassimir Katev announced. In his opinion Fischer could

Politics | February 26, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

IMF CONSIDERS GOLDEN SHARE OBSTACLE TO MONOPOLIST SELL-OFFS

Bulgaria's decision to keep golden shares in telecom and tobacco monopolies after privatisation may discourage investors and further hinder the already difficult sales, the IMF and analysts said, quoted by Reuters. The government plans to sell up to 65 %

Business | February 26, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

THE DUTCH AMBASSADOR TO BULGARIA, BARONESS HENRIETTE VAN LYNDEN, VISIT...

The Dutch Ambassador to Bulgaria, Baroness Henriette van Lynden, visited Kurdzhali 25 and 26 February, 2002. She attended the opening of the Regional Chitalishte Centre “Obedinenie”, one of the six regional centres in a programme of support, implemented u

Politics | February 26, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

“A SERIOUS REFORM IN THE BULGARIAN CUSTOMS IS NECESSARY,“ FINANCE MINI...

“A serious reform in the Bulgarian customs is necessary,“ Finance Minister Velchev said at a meeting of the management of Agency “Customs.” Main goal should be to increase revenues and to stimulate foreign investments, Velchev added.

Politics | February 26, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

A CAR WAS BLASTED AT 8.10 AM IN FRONT OF THE “POWER SUPPLY STATION – S...

A car was blasted at 8.10 am in front of the “Power supply station – South” in Sofia.

Politics | February 26, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

SPAIN’S EU PRESIDENCY PREDICTS OBSTACLES IN EU ENLARGEMENT

The EU eastern enlargement is the major project for the final healing of the wounds between the two Europes, and even the wounds between the Christian and Muslim worlds, Daily Spanish newspaper El Pais wrote. Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar is to

Views on BG | February 26, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

EX DEPUTY MINISTER NO LONGER HEAD OF BULGARTABAC BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Lyubka Kachakova, former deputy economy minister, was released from her position Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bulgaria’s tobacco monopoly Bulgartabac at her request. That was announced by the Executive Director of Bulgartabac Georgi Popov.

Politics | February 26, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

OUTGOING US AMBASSADOR AWARDED STARA PLANINA ORDER

President Parvanov awarded outgoing US Ambassador Richard Miles the Order of the Stara Planina, First Class, for his contribution to invigorating bilateral relations and the end of his mandate as Ambassador to Bulgaria. Ambassador Miles said his stay in B

Politics | February 26, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

EU EXPERTS CHECK MAD COW PREVENTION STEPS IN BULGARIA

European Union (EU) veterinary experts check the efficiency of the steps, taken by Bulgaria to combat the spreading of mad cow disease. No cases or symptoms of the mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy, have been detected in Bulgaria so far

Politics | February 26, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

AN ISRAELI POLICEWOMAN DIED TUESDAY OF WOUNDS SHE RECEIVED WHEN A GUNM...

An Israeli policewoman died Tuesday of wounds she received when a gunman opened fire at a bus stop in a Jewish neighborhood on the northern edge of Jerusalem, police said. Nine other people were wounded, one of them seriously.

World | February 26, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00
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