Europe South Asia Asia Pacific Americas Middle East Africa BBC Homepage World Service Education



Front Page

World

UK

UK Politics

Business

Sci/Tech

Health

Education

Sport

Entertainment

Talking Point

In Depth

On Air

Archive
Feedback
Low Graphics
Help

Friday, September 3, 1999 Published at 20:38 GMT 21:38 UK


World: Europe

Bulgarian extradited to face assassination charges


A Bulgarian businessman suspected of involvement in the assassination of the former Socialist Prime Minister, Andrei Lukanov, has been extradited from the Czech Republic.

The man, Angel Vasilev, was arrested by the Czech police on a warrant issued in Bulgaria, where he is also wanted on fraud and embezzlement charges.

Mr Lukanov, a former member of the Communist Politburo, was shot dead three years ago outside his house in Sofia.

Correspondents say his killing is believed to have been linked to business feuds involving a consortium, Orion, which was funding Mr Vasilev's building company.

From the newsroom of the BBC World Service



Advanced options | Search tips




Back to top | BBC News Home | BBC Homepage |




Africa | Americas | Asia-Pacific | Europe | Middle East | South Asia


In this section

Violence greets Clinton visit

Russian forces pound Grozny

EU fraud: a billion dollar bill

Next steps for peace

Cardinal may face loan-shark charges

From Business
Vodafone takeover battle heats up

Trans-Turkish pipeline deal signed

French party seeks new leader

Jube tube debut

Athens riots for Clinton visit

UN envoy discusses Chechnya in Moscow

Solana new Western European Union chief

Moldova's PM-designate withdraws

Chechen government welcomes summit

In pictures: Clinton's violent welcome

Georgia protests over Russian 'attack'

UN chief: No Chechen 'catastrophe'

New arms control treaty for Europe

From Business
Mannesmann fights back

EU fraud -- a billion-dollar bill

New moves in Spain's terror scandal

EU allows labelling of British beef

UN seeks more security in Chechnya

Athens riots for Clinton visit

Russia's media war over Chechnya

Homeless suffer as quake toll rises

Analysis: East-West relations must shift