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BULGARIA: NUMBER OF HEROIN, CANNABIS USERS INCREASES

BBC Monitoring Service - United Kingdom Forty to fifty thousand 000 Bulgarians, most of them young people, are regular heroin abusers; 50 per cent of them take the narcotic every day.

Views on BG | August 18, 2001, Saturday // 00:00

LJUBISA SAMARZIC GUEST OF VARNA FILM FESTIVAL

Famous Serbian actor Ljubisa Samarzic will be the special guest to the `Love is Madness` film festival this year. `He is to promote his new picture `Natasha` on September 4 and will probably stay till the end of the festival`, Alexander Grozev, president

Society | August 18, 2001, Saturday // 00:00

DARIO FO TO STAGE AN OPERA IN PLOVDIV

Nobel laureate for literature Dario Fo is to arrive in Plovdiv on October 12. The famous playwright is arriving to promote before the Bulgarian public the co-production of `The Barber of Seville` directed by him.

Society | August 18, 2001, Saturday // 00:00

CUSTOMS DIRECTOR: WE'LL MAKE A REVOLUTION IN THE CUSTOMS SYSTEM

Interviewed for BTA, the new director of the National Customs Agency, Emil Dimitrov, said that the reform he is planning is tantamount to a revolution in the customs system. Dimitrov's appointment as director of the National Customs Agency, which is subor

Views on BG | August 18, 2001, Saturday // 00:00

24KG OF MARIJUANA SEIZED AT SOUTNERN CHECKPOINT

The customs officers at the Kapitan Andreevo border crossing intercepted a shipment of 24 kg of marijuana. A sniffer dog discovered the drug in an incoming Mercedes car with Albanian registration bound for Turkey.

Politics | August 18, 2001, Saturday // 00:00

NUCLEAR PLANT UNIT SWITCHED OFF FOR REPAIR

Unit 4 of the Kozloduy Nuclear plant will be switched off for a planned repair and refueling at 00:00hrs on August 19, the press office of the company said. The 440MW unit will be modernized and its operational safety will be upgraded.

Politics | August 18, 2001, Saturday // 00:00

FINANCIAL AID FOR MUNICIPALITIES IN SEPTEMBER

Minister of Finance Milen Velchev approved a mechanism for extending financial aid to municipalities in 2001. The mechanism is based on the active legislation and the current capacity of the budget.

Politics | August 18, 2001, Saturday // 00:00

TENDERS CALLED ON THREE NEW SITES AT SUNNY BEACH

The Privatisation Agency announced three new sites in Sunny Beach resort for sale-the `Trakiya` administrative building, the `Oasis` canteen, and the `Aquarama` water amusement facility. The sale will be realized through an open bidding tender.

Business | August 18, 2001, Saturday // 00:00

GOROUBSO~MADAN GRANTED TWO CONCESSIONS

`Goroubso-Madan was granted two concessions for 30-year exploitation of the Petrovitza and Krushev Dol deposits`, Subi Kichukov, Deputy Director of the company, announced. The annual fees for the concessions will depend on the quantity of ore extracted.

Business | August 18, 2001, Saturday // 00:00

SPANISH PM AZNAR TO VISIT BULGARIA IN A MONTH

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar will arrive on a visit to Bulgaria on September 17, 2001. This became clear after a meeting between Bulgarian Transport Minister Plamen Petrov and Spanish Ambassador to Bulgaria Jose Angel Lopez Jorrin.

Politics | August 18, 2001, Saturday // 00:00

STEAM HEATING UP BY 30% IN THE FALL

`The price for using central steam heating in Bulgaria will grow in the fall and this is already envisaged in the budget`, Deputy Prime Minister Nikolay Vassilev announced. The raise will be by 30% at the least and in some of the towns the prices will be

Business | August 18, 2001, Saturday // 00:00

POLITICS IN BRIEF

The government approved Bulgaria`s participation in the Culture 2000 program of the European Union in the 2001-2004 period. The project is financed under the Phare program and the expenses on the program amount to BGN 220 000 a year.

Politics | August 18, 2001, Saturday // 00:00

CUSTOMS DEPARTMENTS` CHIEFS SHIFT POSITIONS

Emil Dimitrov, Director of the Customs Agency, released some of the chiefs of the customs departments and reappointed others on different positions. Krassidar Bikov, head of Sofia Airport customs department, was appointed deputy director of `Passengers an

Politics | August 18, 2001, Saturday // 00:00

PRIME MINISTER TO CONTROL STATE TREASURY

Prime Minister Saxe-Coburg will control directly the money in the treasury. After the Deputy Prime Ministers, who had to watch the finances, didn`t reach an agreement, the Ministry of Finance came to be directly controlled by Simeon.

Politics | August 18, 2001, Saturday // 00:00

36 T OF RICE IMPORTED ILLEGALLY IN 2000, 10 000 HA OF RICE FIELDS ABANDONED

`Some 36 tons of rice were imported illegally into Bulgaria last year`, Dimiter Yonchev, Chairman of the Union of Rice Growers in Bulgaria, announced. `Besides that the customs duties of 160 dollars/ton are very low`, he added.

Views on BG | August 17, 2001, Friday // 00:00

NEW TOBACCO STANDARDS POSTPONED

The minimum tobacco quality requirements will be mandatory for tobacco producers from the beginning of next year. This is envisaged by the latest amendment to the implementing regulations for the Tobacco and Tobacco Goods Act approved by the ministers yes

Business | August 17, 2001, Friday // 00:00

GOVERNMENT WITH SPECIAL MEETING ON GOVERNORS

The cabinet meets on Tuesday on a called meeting to appoint the district governors, Minister Dimitar Kaltchev said. Before that the much-contested nominations should be ultimately specified.

Politics | August 17, 2001, Friday // 00:00

MINISTERS AND DOGAN DENY PROBLEMS IN COALITION

There are no problems with the appointment of deputy government ministers and deputy district governors on the quota of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF), Agriculture Minister Ahmed Dikme said Thursday answering a reporter`s question before the

Politics | August 17, 2001, Friday // 00:00

SERBIA CLOSES BOARDER CROSSING AT VRUSHKA CHOUKA

`Serbia unilaterally closed the border crossing at Vrushka Chouka and Strezimirovtsi to trucks, buses and minibuses, the deputy chief of the Vidin Customs Administration as of midnight on August 15`, Ivan Ivanov, deputy director of the Vidin customs ann

Politics | August 16, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

CHIEF SECRETARY OF GOVERNMENT APPROVED

Sevdalin Mavrov, judge from the Sofia Court of Appeal, is the new chief secretary of the Council of Ministers. Mavrov was a regional judge and later on deputy chairman of the First Regional Court in Sofia, a judge and deputy chairman of the Sofia City Cou

Politics | August 16, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

BUSINESS IN BRIEF

The tender on the unfinished editorial office building of the Rodina printing and publishing house, which was scheduled for Thursday, failed again. None of the three candidates, Overgas Holding of Yambol, Artek A & K of Dubai, and PricewaterhouseCoopers B

Business | August 16, 2001, Thursday // 00:00
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