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SCORSESE FILM TRIGGERS HEATED DEBATE BETWEEN NATIONAL TV AND BELIEVERS

Protests by the church and viewers against the broadcasting of Scorsese's film “The Last Temptation of Christ” led to changes in the program of the National Television. Initially the film was scheduled for 9.

Society | January 16, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

AN AGREEMENT ON RELAXED VISA REGULATIONS WITH RUSSIA WILL BE READY BY ...

An agreement on relaxed visa regulations with Russia will be ready by the end of January, it transpired after the meeting between Russian Ambassador to Bulgaria Vladimir Titov and Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister Nikolay Vassilev. The two officials discuss

Politics | January 16, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

RULING MOVEMENT MEMBERS DISCUSSED HOW TO IMPROVE THEIR WORK

For more than four hours, the members of the ruling Simeon II National Movement (SIINM) discussed how to improve their work on January 15. The MPs from the movement insisted for more frequent meetings with the ministers.

Politics | January 16, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

PRESIDENT-ELECT GEORGI PARVANOV AND VICE PRESIDENT GENERAL ANGUEL MARI...

President-elect Georgi Parvanov and Vice president General Anguel Marin will swear in at Parliament on Saturday, January 19, 2002, MPs decided. Parliament will have an extraordinary sitting then.

Politics | January 16, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

HOLLAND REPATRIATED 58 BULGARIANS

A total of fifty eight Bulgarians have been repatriated from Amsterdam on a charter flight, Consular Relations Directorate with the Foreign Ministry announced. The Bulgarians have been taken into custody by the Dutch police, charged with local laws infrin

Politics | January 16, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

EBRD TO LEND EUR 41,1 M FOR A NATIONAL ELECTRICITY COMPANY PROJECT

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will float a loan of EUR 41.1 M for the implementation of a project of the National Electricity Company.

Business | January 16, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

WINNERS OF WATER CONCESSION TO BE SELECTED BY MAY

Tenders for 25-year management concession of the water supply systems in two regions in Northern Bulgaria are to be opened, Dnevnik Daily reported, quoting the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works. The winners will be selected by May.

Business | January 16, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

EADS N.V. READY WITH ITS BID FOR MIG-29S MODERNIZATION SOON

The European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS N.V.

Politics | January 16, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

PRESIDENT HOPES BULGARIA’S POLICY WILL REMAIN OPEN AND BALANCED

"I would like to believe that in 2002 Bulgaria's policy will remain open, balanced and predictable but also sufficiently active,” Bulgarian President Stoyanov said in his speech at the New Year reception, which the head of state traditionally hosts for fo

Politics | January 16, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

ISRAEL SAYS IT WANTS PROOF THAT PALESTINIAN POLICE HAVE ARRESTED AHMED...

Israel says it wants proof that Palestinian police have arrested Ahmed Saadat, the leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). "Until I see him behind bars, I won't believe it," Raanan Gissin, an adviser to Israeli Prime Minister A

World | January 16, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

US SECRETARY OF STATE COLIN POWELL HAS ARRIVED IN PAKISTAN, WHERE HE H...

US Secretary of State Colin Powell has arrived in Pakistan, where he hopes to defuse tensions with India over Kashmir. Mr Powell has said he believes that "the rush towards conflict has slowed quite a bit".

World | January 16, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

NOVEMBER GROSS FOREIGN DEBT MARKS DECREASE OVER END-2000

Gross foreign debt totalled USD 10,024 BLN at end-November, preliminary figures of Bulgarian Central Bank show. Compared to figures of the end of 2000, gross foreign debt was down by USD 339.

Views on BG | January 16, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

MOBICOM SUBSCRIBERS TO PAY BILLS BY MOBILE PHONE

Mobicom, Bulgaria’ s only analogue mobile phone operator already has a new option for its subscribers, which enables them to pay bills by issuing orders via their cell phones to several local banks. These banks are First Investment Bank, Roseximbank, Bulg

Business | January 16, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

BULGARIAN GOVERNMENT CONSIDERS SMALL 7-10-YEAR BOND ISSUE

Bulgaria intends to issue 7-10-year benchmark bonds this year but no decision has been taken yet, Krasimir Katev, Deputy Finance Minister said in Vienna, quoted by Reuters. The bond could act as indicative of the markets’ reactions toward Bulgaria’s econo

Business | January 16, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

THE GROWING SCANDAL OVER THE COLLAPSE OF ENRON CORP. DEEPENED, WITH AC...

The growing scandal over the collapse of Enron Corp. deepened, with accounting firm Andersen saying its lead partner for auditing the energy trader had ordered documents destroyed after learning federal regulators wanted to see them.

World | January 16, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

THE UNITED STATES WILL TRY CAPTURED AMERICAN TALIBAN FIGHTER JOHN WALK...

The United States will try captured American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh on charges of aiding and abetting a terrorist organization, Attorney General John Ashcroft said on Tuesday.

World | January 16, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

HEBROSBANK RELEASED EURO COINS IN BULGARIA

Hebrosbank was the first bank in Bulgaria to release euro coins. An official from the bank was the first who received the symbolic coin at an official ceremony.

Business | January 16, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00

FT: SOFIA GETS ON TO THE BUSINESS MAP

An article, published on December 15 in the Financial Times describes the business facilities that have recently been established in Bulgaria that can make a foreign businessman feel well and at ease. “A touch of royalty and the institution of a new gover

Business | January 15, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

US AMBASSADOR: US IS POSITIVE FOR BULGARIA’S NATO MEMBERSHIP

The United States is positive for Bulgaria’s entry in NATO, it emerged after a meeting between US Ambassador to Bulgaria Miles and Foreign Minister Passy. Miles informed Passy that he participated in a meeting of the US diplomatic missions in the region i

Politics | January 15, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

TRADE UNION DEMANDS DEPUTY FINANCE MINISTER,CUSTOMS CHIEF RESIGNATIONS

Trade Union “Podkrepa” demands the resignations of Deputy Finance Minister Katsarchev and the Director of Agency “Customs” Emil Dimitrov, it emerged after a meeting with the head of the trade union Konstantin Trenchev with Finance Minister Velchev. “We ha

Politics | January 15, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00
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