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SOFIYANSKI: THE KING MUST KEEP EXPERTS

The new government must preserve all quality cadres of the second ruling level - deputy ministers, department chief, experts, said Stefan Sofiyanski at the dinner party on Tuesday night with Simeon II in Vrana residence. It is necessary to preserve all pr

Views on BG | June 29, 2001, Friday // 00:00

KING`S EXPERTS START COALITION NEGOTIATIONS

Tomorrow the King`s movement will start the official negotiations on the joint ruling. The first meeting will be with representatives of the UDF.

Politics | June 28, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF THE EUROLEFT RESIGNED

21 of 18 people from the executive council of the Euroleft party resigned during the session of the National party council. The leader Alexander Tomov reconfirmed his retirement from the elections` night.

Politics | June 28, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

BTC WON THE DIGITAL TV LICENSE

BTC won the license for a digital TV network for $75 000. Four companies competed at the public tender in the National Palace of Culture: BTC, Ring CV, private cable television Evrotur Sat TV Engineering and Union Television.

Business | June 28, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

TALKS ON JUSTICE/HOME AFFAIRS WITH EU BEGAN

Bulgaria started talks on the Justice/Home Affairs chapter during the extraordinary round of negotiations at the level of chief negotiators. In reality, the talks on this chapter should have started at the beginning of June but the presidency could not pr

Politics | June 28, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

PROJECTS` FUNDING SUSPENDED DUE TO KING`S MP

The Finance Ministry suspended the funding of all projects under the so-called additional programme for investments in municipalities, outgoing Finance Minister Mouravei Radev announced. The decision was prompted by a statement of Vladimir Donchev, an MP

Business | June 28, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

SOFTWARE PIRACY COSTS BG ECONOMY $75 M BY 2004

Bulgaria can expect to lose over $75 M by 2004 to software piracy, according to a report released by Datamonitor. It says the software piracy rate in Bulgaria stands today at 78%, nearly double the rate of Western Europe (34%).

Business | June 28, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

KOSTOV: KING BLOCKS THE EXECUTIVE POWER

We don`t witness any correctness to the executive power on the part of the new rule, declared premier Ivan Kostov after the meeting with President Stoyanov yesterday. The conversation, held on the request of Kostov, touched upon the crisis in Macedonia.

Politics | June 28, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

SOFIANSKI TURNS DOWN KING`S PROPOSAL TO BECOME PM

On Tuesday evening Sofia mayor Stephan Sofianski reportedly refused the proposal of the King to head the NMS II government, Standart daily says. The mayor, his wife Alice, Simeon II and Queen Margarita had a family dinner at the Vrana residence.

Politics | June 28, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

BULGARIA OPENS JUSTICE AND INTERIOR CHAPTER

BULGARIA opened the justice and interior chapter at yesterday`s extraordinary round of the negotiations on EU accession at the level of chief negotiators. I am happy that this chapter was opened during Sweden`s presidency, Bulgarian chief negotiator Vladi

Politics | June 28, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

NOEV CALLS FOR CONSENSUS IN DEFENCE DECISIONS

DEFENCE matters must be discussed in calm and professional atmosphere, said defence minister Boyko Noev, referring to the statement made yesterday by Solomon Passy, the head of the foreign affairs team of the national Movement for Simeon II regarding the

Politics | June 28, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

TRADE WITH BALKAN STATES TO BE LIBERALISED

A MEMORANDUM of understanding in the process of liberalisation and facilitating trade between Bulgaria, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Yugoslavia, Macedonia and Romania was signed in Brussels yesterday. The signing of the document obliges the p

Business | June 28, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL EUROPE: SIMEON II MAY PROPOSE NEW EDITION OF MONARCHY

The triumph of King Simeon II`s `movement` in Bulgaria`s parliamentary elections has brought widespread media attention to the idea of a renewed Bulgarian monarchy. But Simeon is not the only monarch-in-waiting from the post communist world.

Views on BG | June 28, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

FOUR COMPANIES BID FOR BG DIGITAL TV NETWORK

Four companies would bid for a 12-year licence to build and operate the first digital television network in Bulgaria, the State Communications Commission announced. `They are eligible to participate in the tender for a six-channel digital TV network in So

Business | June 27, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

SNM URGES ON A COMMON POSITION ON MACEDONIA

King`s coalition repeated its proposal to all political forces represented in the new parliament to `formulate a common, nationally responsible political position on the crisis in Macedonia`. It came up with a declaration on the situation in Macedonia sho

Politics | June 27, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

HAMPARTSOUMYAN CHOSEN AS THE NEW CHIEF OF BULBANK

Levon Hampartsoumyan, so far Executive Director of the Privatisation Agency, will be the new member and Chairman of the Managing Board of Bulbank, says the decision of the bank`s Supervisory Board. Hampartsoumyan will enter upon office on September 1, 200

Business | June 27, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

BULGARIA RANKS 47TH IN TERMS OF CORRUPTION

In terms of corruption Bulgaria ranks 47th in the world, the `Transparency International` organization announced. Its document is based on assessments of corruption made by businessmen, scientists and analysts and on the surveys of seven independent insti

Politics | June 27, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

DAILY TELEGRAPH: BELGIUM EMBASSY IN BG SOLD VISAS

Belgium`s incoming presidency of the EU is being overshadowed by systematic sale of EU entry visas to criminal gangs, says the e-edition of Daily Telegraph. The worst case stems from the testimony of a senior Belgian diplomat, Myrianne Coen, who has filed

Politics | June 27, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

I`NET DISCUSSION ON EU EXPANSION STARTS TOMORROW

A special Internet discussion under the motto `The expansion of the EU to the East–the chance for us` will be held tomorrow starting on-line at 3 p.m.

Politics | June 27, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

BULGARIAN SHIP CAUGHT AGAIN SMUGGLING DIESEL FUEL

The Hristo Botev boat was caught in an attempt to smuggle diesel fuel for the fourth time this year. The motorboat was impounded at the Vidin port.

Business | June 27, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

PRESIDENT STOYANOV WILL NOT ARRANGE COALITIONS

President Stoyanov will not take part in the coalitions` arrangement. `The eventual unifying of Simeon II Movement and UDF would be decided only by the governing bodies of the two formations`, President Stoyanov said.

Politics | June 27, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00
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