Press mood stories for Bulgaria

Jun 15, 2018 06:11GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[PM] Borissov refuses meeting with Macedonia’s President (Capital Daily)
Cabinet in Sofia makes diplomatic blunder with Skopie [Macedonia] (Sega)
Integration of Roma people divides ruling coalition (Sega)
[MP from second largest opposition party MRF] Yordan Tsonev: We will support BSP’s no-confidence vote [against government] (24 Chasa)
[Tourism Minister] Angelkova: We expect growth of foreign tourists’ visits of 5% compared to summer in 2017 (Trud)
56% of Bulgarians have trust in EU [Eurobarometer survey] (Standart)
Jun 14, 2018 06:33GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
German [car parts manufacturer] BHTC to expand its production in Bozhurishte (Capital Daily)
[Ruling] GERB and United Patriots consider [creation of] municipality security forces (Sega)
[Bulgaria’s] trade with Russia rises by over 40% in 2017 (24 Chasa)
Fuels boost inflation upwards (24 Chasa)
Half of Bulgarians approve [idea of adopting] euro (Monitor)
[Foreign Minister] Zaharieva: [Opposition] BSP vote of no-confidence not to be successful, coalition is stable (Standart)
Jun 13, 2018 05:31GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Prosecution demands immediate change of concession in [ski resort] Bansko (Capital Daily)
AES to announce what compensation it demands for its thermal power plant [Maritsa Iztok 1] contract by Jun 30 (Capital Daily)
Cabinet considers 3 options for future of [TPP] Maritsa Iztok 1 (Sega)
Gas to be delivered to Germany and Italy from [future] gas hub Balkan (24 Chasa)
[Tourism Minister] Angelkova: Holiday bookings from Russia fall by 5% (24 Chasa)
Azeri gas to enter Bulgaria by end-June (Trud)
Bulgaria is seventh in world in terms of housing price growth (Monitor)
Jun 12, 2018 06:29GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Sales of wheat boost [Bulgaria’s] exports towards EU in March (Capital Daily)
Second hike of teachers’ wages to be 20% on average (Sega)
[Trade union chair] Plamen Dimitrov admits there are talks on abolishing minimum insurance income (24 Chasa)
[Deputy-PM] Tomislav Donchev: 167,000 youngsters do not study nor work, we have lost generation (24 Chasa)
Fuel price reaches highest level since summer of 2015 (Trud)
Bulgaria at bottom in EU in terms of respecting employees’ rights (Standart)
Jun 11, 2018 06:02GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Bulgaria remains at bottom in EU in terms of part-time employment (Capital Daily)
Automobile fuel [and diesel] prices rise by record high rate (Sega)
Korean [nuclear corporation] is fourth investor [candidate] for NPP Belene (24 Chasa)
Prof. Georgi Kaschiev: There is serious seismic risk to NPP Belene site (Trud)
Parliament approves projects for army modernisation (Monitor)
Jun 08, 2018 06:32GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
NPP Belene starts in terms of procedure for the moment, construction remains under question (Capital Daily)
Emigrants’ remittances are EUR 287mn for first three months [of 2018] (Sega)
[Energy Minister] Temenuzhka Petkova: NPP Belene expected to become operational in next seven-eight years (24 Chasa)
Bulgaria in top 10 [in EU] in terms of economic growth rate (Trud)
Bulgaria’s export to China rises seven times for ten years (Monitor)
Jun 07, 2018 06:21GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
German group Multivac opens plant in industrial zone of Bozhurishte [for BGN 37mn] (Capital Daily)
Counterfeit goods cost Bulgarian business over BGN 1bn per year (Sega)
State to seek investor for NPP Belene until end-2018 (Sega)
[Labour Minister] Bisser Petkov: Minimum insurance income might be annulled (24 Chasa)
[Finance Minister] Vladislav Goranov: [Government] is holding talks [with BDZ creditors] on whether [creditors will agree on] BDZ debt relief (Trud)
[PM] Borissov complains that [President] Radev attacks government every day (Standart)
Jun 06, 2018 06:45GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[Ruling] GERB officially submits decision for renewal of NPP Belene project [to parliament] (Capital Daily)
[Bulgarians take] consumer credits mostly to fund house repair activities (Sega)
[PM] Borissov: Bulgaria to apply for ERM-II within one or two weeks (24 Chasa)
[Energy Minister] Petkova meets CEO of China’s National Nuclear Corporation [to talk on NPP Belene project] (Trud)
Cabinet to approve financial aid to [railway company] BDZ [today] (Monitor)
China’s CNNC ready to build NPP Belene according to [proposed by government] model (Standart)
Jun 05, 2018 06:16GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
House renting deals in [capital] Sofia decline due to high prices (Capital Daily)
State budget loses over BGN 200mn from smuggled cigarettes [in 2017] (Sega)
Negotiations [with investors] on NPP Belene to be held after Oct 31 (24 Chasa)
[Former energy minister] Rumen Ovcharov for NPP Belene: Chinese investor is more serious [than other interested investors] (Trud)
European Parliament votes in favour of Bulgarian transport companies (Monitor)
Jun 04, 2018 06:35GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Wind farms dissatisfied with new energy price-setting model (Capital Daily)
Restart of NPP Belene to be decided next week (Capital Daily)
Non-government sector suffers from chronic shortage of funding (Sega)
[Tourism Minister] Angelkova: We expect over BGN 4bn revenues from tourism this summer (Trud)
[Deputy PM] Tomislav Donchev: Fourth company announces [investor] interest towards NPP Belene (Trud)
Approximately 18,000 [foreign citizens] demand Bulgarian citizenship in past year (Monitor)
Jun 01, 2018 06:30GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
EC warns Bulgaria not to rely only on Russian gas (Capital Daily)
Energy Minister: TurkStream to pass through Bulgaria, details to be clarified (Sega)
Electricity price to be raised by 1.89% as of Jul 1, but still not final decision (24 Chasa)
[State-owned railway company] BDZ CEO Vladimir Vladimirov: Without state aid, railway company to stop functioning (Trud)
10km long pipeline to link Bulgaria with TurkStream (Monitor)
[Energy Minister] Temenuzhka Petkova: We start work on TurkStream (Standart)
May 31, 2018 06:48GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Constitutional Court to tackle [MRF MP and controversial businessman] Peevski’s bill on [bankrupted] Corporate Commercial Bank (Capital Daily)
Bulgaria might be included in TurkStream after [expressed] apologies and gratitude [on part of PM Borissov] (Sega)
Bulgarians believe in democracy, but not in its institutions (Sega)
[Utility regulator] KEVR to discuss electricity prices (24 Chasa)
[President] Radev: [Bulgaria’s] entry in eurozone is strategic aim (Monitor)
Bulgaria to sell 50% of Russia’s gas deliveries (Standart)
May 30, 2018 06:41GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Energy distributors no longer to be able to refuse access [of already connected consumers] to their networks (Capital Daily)
Free of charge building renovation programme to end finally in 2019 (Sega)
[PM] Borissov arrives in Moscow today to meet [Russia’s president] Putin (24 Chasa)
[Tourism Minister] Angelkova: This is Bulgaria’s best winter tourist season since joining EU (24 Chasa)
[Budgetary commission chair] Menda Stoyanova: Bulgaria is ready for ERM-II, it cannot be more ready [than now] (Trud)
[PM] Borissov to negotiate with Putin for gas hub Balkan and cheaper gas price (Standart)
May 29, 2018 06:04GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
How anti-corruption commission refuses to investigate minister [of agriculture] (Capital Daily)
State admits control on gambling is inefficient (Sega)
Outflow of local capital worth EUR 13bn [registered] in past seven years from Bulgaria (Sega)
Production and consumption of electricity in country continues to decline (24 Chasa)
More than half million Bulgarians live and work in other EU member states (24 Chasa)
Investments in real estate hit ten-year record (Trud)
Deposit interest rates to rise [by end-2018], according to projections from Bulgarian Academy of Sciences’ economists (Monitor)
There is no outflow of Russian tourists from Bulgaria (Standart)
May 25, 2018 06:29GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[Bulgaria’s] unsuccessful march to euro (Capital Daily)
Banks to assess crediting risk according to new rules [coming from European Banking Authority as of 2021] (Sega)
[Experts expect] 4.9mn foreign tourists to visit Bulgaria in summer (24 Chasa)
EC imposes obligations to Gazprom to reduce [gas] prices for Central and Eastern Europe (24 Chasa)
[Foreign Minister] Ekaterina Zaharieva: [PM] Borissov’s [upcoming] visit in Moscow has been coordinated [since several months] (Trud)
District heating prices in [capital] Sofia to rise by approximately 10% as of Jul 1 (Monitor)
[Russia’s] Gazprom not to seek compensation [from Bulgaria] regarding South Stream [project failure] (Standart)
May 23, 2018 06:27GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Cold shower to cabinet’s eurozone hopes [to come] (Capital Daily)
Law against corruption is full with faults (Capital Daily)
Tender for drilling for oil and gas deposits in third Black Sea block to be opened (Capital Daily)
Social inequality in Bulgaria deepens (Sega)
Social pension for old age to be raised to BGN 125.6 as of Jul 1, social ministry proposes (24 Chasa)
China’s [China National Heavy Duty Truck] plans to build plant for truck production in Bulgaria (Trud)
[Tourism Minister expects] 6mn foreigners to visit Bulgaria in summer (Monitor)
Ombudsman refers competition watchdog for cartel in rose production (Standart)
May 22, 2018 06:56GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[Coalition partner United Patriots] proposes bill to introduce new tax on housing in resorts (Capital Daily)
Protest against NPP Belene and protest for NPP Belene [take place in capital Sofia] (Sega)
[Environment Minister] Dimov: NPP Belene project has all [required] documents for environment and is not dangerous (24 Chasa)
[Energy Minister] Petkova: There are three candidate [investors] for NPP Belene (24 Chasa)
Investment funds hold BGN 3.7bn according to BNB data (Trud)
Government prepares measures to ease innovation in business (Monitor)
President Radev to [Russia’s PM] Medvedev: Russia is our strategic partner in energy sector (Standart)
May 21, 2018 06:17GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Bulgaria and Macedonia agree on uniting electricity and energy markets (Capital Daily)
State railway company [BDZ] continues to accumulate losses [in Q1] (Sega)
[Deputy PM] Donchev: Bulgaria not to pay for NPP Belene, to participate in project with [already purchased] two Russian reactors (24 Chasa)
[Energy Minister] Petkova: Worst scenario for NPP Belene is not to do anything (24 Chasa)
[Agriculture Minister] Porozhanov: Abundant rose crop is main problem to rose producers
[Sofia District Heating director] Boyan Paunov: [Our] proposal for district heating price hike for Q3 is below 4% (Trud)
[Deputy minister of labour] Zornitsa Rusinova: We envisage minimum wage hikes every year (Standart)
May 18, 2018 06:58GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[Bulgaria is] disconnected centre [in terms of infrastructure] of Balkans (Capital Daily)
Bulgarian expectations from EU [on membership in Schengen, ERM-II, EU mobility package] remain unsettled (Sega)
[Energy Minister] Temenuzhka Petkova: NPP Belene project may be completed within 7 to 8 years (24 Chasa)
[Transport Minister] Moskovski: Realisation of railway projects [linking Bulgaria and Western Balkans] requires over EUR 4bn (24 Chasa)
[Macedonia’s PM] Zaev: Bulgaria plays historic role [in settling Macedonia’s name issue with Greece], region to remember it with good [feelings] (Trud)
[French President] Macron ready to make compromises for transport companies (Monitor)
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