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Hristo Pavlov

Bulgaria celebrates its national day
This same day, March 3rd 2004, marks the 126th anniversary of the country’s Liberation from a five-century Ottoman rule. Celebrations all over the country marked the National Holiday. A commemorative service was held in St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia. This day also marks the 126th anniversary of the San Stefano Peace Treaty between Russia and the Ottoman Empire which granted the independent existence of Bulgaria.
Bulgaria to close EU deal before November
Bulgarian foreign minister Solomon Passy▓s speech in front of a group of journalist on Wednesday expressed optimism about Bulgaria▓s acceptance in the European Union in 2007. He also said that the current government hopes to close all negotiation chapters and sign an EU membership before the crucial Parliamentary elections in the summer of 2005.
Defund Middle East Studies by Daniel Pipes
The “International Studies in Higher Education Act of 2003” (known familiarly as H.R. 3077), and waiting action by the Senate. H.R. 3077 calls for the creation of an advisory board to review the way in which roughly US$100 million in taxpayer money is spent annually on area studies (including Middle East studies) at the university level. What is the US to do with over $100 million which would be spent on area studies? Is it really worth it???

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