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Bulgaria adopts law against financing of terrorism

Bulgaria’s President Georgi Parvanov gave his approval Thursday to a law meant to suppress the financing of terrorism. The law — which gives greater powers to the government to freeze financial assets and property suspected of being linked to terrorists — was adopted earlier this month by parliament. The president’s approval puts it into effect. “The introduction of the measures is extremely timely since they secure Bulgaria’s active involvement in the war on global terror,” the president’s office said in a statement. The former communist country, which received an invitation last year to join NATO, has been eager to further integrate itself in Western institutions. Bulgaria has said it would support Washington in any war against Iraq. So far, Sofia has granted U.S. forces the use of a military airport and has agreed to deploy a 150-member Bulgarian non-combat unit should a war take place. Full Story

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