why do you not try the National Westminster Bank?
In 1999 i used to live in Golder's Green and I was able to open an account within a month.
Meanwhile The banking laws in UK changed .As a result of the newly passed Anti-Terror Acts a foreigner has to live at least one year in UK and prove an employment.
As far as I know HSBC(Hong Kong & Singapore Corp.) has branches in USA(for private customers...i saw them in Beverly Hills).
You could try to open account at HSBC.
I managed to do this in Chelsea in 2003(after passing of the new laws) as i showed them bank statements of Bank of America.
You are an American...i do not need to teach you!
NEVER TAKE "NO FOR NO"!
you live in New York(according to your profile) and you know how difficult is to receive a permanent residence for USA(the so called Green Card).
It is difficult even for English people,who do not have immediate realtives in US.
It is comprechendable that Bulgarians want the "Green Card" as in the States they will be earnung three times more than in Bulgaria...but bear in mind...the living Expenses in USA are much higher than in Bulgaria.
I do not know in which part of NY you live,but you know in Manhattan you do not get a flat for less than $800,-And this will be somewhere close to the Cloisters or Fort Lee(Upper Manhattan).
I also read the articles in www.serbiana.com
It does NOT make me a Serbian!
I even have not been to Serbia...fact is they have a point...
Kosovo has never been an indipendent state...why should Serbia present it to Albania?
Just because many Albanians live there?
They actually can not speak Albanian at all!
I was listening to bbc interviewing an albanian,living in Kosovo and he answered in Serbian language.
The Albenians "LOVE" Bush because they hope he will give them Kosovo.
This is the human psychic...people LOVE when you give them and HATE when you take something away from them!
what they do not realize...Bush is week already...he does not have much to say in
a congrees,dominated by democrats.
Anyway...you are wrong,Vlas...the Bulgarian Romas came to Bulgaria from Egypt.
They may stem from Northern India and sometime in the middle-ages they moved
West-northwards,looking for better pastures for their annimals.
The American Indians did NOT come from India ...there are different theories...some triobes came to North America over the Baring Strait to Alaska;some came from the Polyneasean Islands.
The Bulgarian Legislative was reformed already in preparation for entry into the EU.
The laws of Criminal Procedure were completely overhauled,abridged,supplemented or new rules added.
And all this under the request of the EU to create a Judicial System in Bulgaria,which swifts the cases through the Courts and issues verdicts(especially for petty crimes and misdemeanors)
in relativelly short time.
You quess why?
To save money for a slow-grinding Judicial System.
Dynamic Prosecution-minded judges are in all West-European and North-American jurisdictions.
Juries are NOT appointed in all cases and in my opinion it is correct as it does not make sense to waste resources if the issue of the case is clear and a verdict can be issued without having a bad conscience.
Jan is speaking about Bush,calling him "another American tourist"...he himself is from Chiosso,SWITZERLAND...
this magnificent country of cheerful,friendly people and breathtaking landscapes!
I was in April in Switzerland and I speak from my own experience!
50% more Chinese Tourists in Bulgaria
Potentially Defective Aluminum was used by All Car Manufacturers in Japan