Press Digest


SOFIA, Apr 10, 2000


Bulgaria's biggest oil refinery LUKoil Neftochim , majority owned by Russia's LUKoil, and Bulgarian construction companies Glavbolgarstroi and Gazstroimontazh are ready to take part in the construction of a oil pipeline linking Bulgarian Black Sea port of Bourgas and Greece' Alexandroupolis, Bulgarian government sources said.

A total of 67 percent of Bulgarians say they have a positive attitude towards President Petar Stoyanov, showed a nationwide survey carried out the local Alpha Research polling agency.


Car thefts have increased sharply in Bulgaria since the beginning of the year, said the State Insurance Institute, the country's biggest insurance company. According to police data, an average of 27 cars were stolen in the first three months of 2000, compared to 17 in 1999.

Bulgaria's Danube port of Lom halted operations due to rising water level of the river.


A total of 86 percent of Bulgarian army officers were ready to quit immediately in case of a better job offer, showed a survey by Defence Ministry's sociological center.


The main opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party might split if the issue of backing Bulgaria's bid to join NATO was raised at a party congress due in early May, senior BSP member Alexander Lilov said.

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