Press mood stories for Bulgaria

Aug 20, 2018 06:14GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Largest companies for machinery and equipment – new record [for revenues] (Capital Daily)
To beat inflation [rising inflation does not hinder investments] (Capital Daily)
State gas companies improve their financials in H1 (Capital Daily)
EU fund absorption for waste disposal and clean air is close to zero (Sega)
PM Borissov calls meeting [with finance minister, financial regulator] to deal with [bankrupt insurer] Olympic (Sega)
[Ombudsman] Maya Manolova: [Financial regulator] KFN should have reacted sooner [to case with bankrupt insurer Olympic] (24 Chasa)
It is a dangerous precedent for state to pay for Olympic’s bankruptcy, PM Borissov says (24 Chasa)
Seasonal foods get cheaper (24 Chasa)
Millions of debts in tourism (Trud)
Aug 17, 2018 06:01GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Spending on NPP Belene starts with BGN 1mn (Capital Daily)
So-called fast credits post slowdown for first time in past three years (Sega)
Business to hire people with disabilities with EU funds (Sega)
[Average] Bulgarian saves BGN 143 per three months, spends on food and housing (24 Chasa)
[Voluntary contributions for] third pension yield 20 times more than deposits (Trud)
Half of leasing contracts are for trucks and manufacturing equipment (Monitor)
Aug 16, 2018 06:01GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Average income per one household member rises by 8.7% y/y [in Q2] (Capital Daily)
Government to look for concessionaires for four more beaches (Capital Daily)
211 bridges in Bulgaria need urgent repair (Sega)
Requirements for third parties’ access to gas link between Greece and Bulgaria drop out (24 Chasa)
[BNB reportedly recommends] Bulgarian banks to sell out their Turkish assets (24 Chasa)
Commercial register renews its functioning at stages (Trud)
PM [Borissov]: BGN 130mn are necessary to repair bridges in deteriorated condition (Monitor)
Aug 15, 2018 05:49GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Problem with [non-functioning] commercial register – negligence, incompetence or sabotage (Capital Daily)
Commercial register remains blocked until at least next week (Sega)
Fund of funds allocates BGN 417mn for urban development and start-ups (24 Chasa)
[Regional Development Minister] Nankov: Bulgaria and Romania need more bridges over [their border on] Danube river (24 Chasa)
[Regional Development Minister] Nikolay Nankov: Two Chinese companies are ready to invest EUR 1.5bn in [building] Ruse-Veliko Tarnovo road and tunnel under Shipka peak [linking Northern and Southern Bulgaria] (Trud)
Rose producers receive BGN 2mn subsidies (Monitor)
Aug 14, 2018 06:04GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Bulgaria remains without commercial register for unclear period of time (Capital Daily)
District heating price to be raised again in autumn (Sega)
No access to commercial register for fourth straight day (24 Chasa)
40 milk producers put palm oil in cheese (Trud)
Mining companies wait for energy strategy, report coal reserves for 60 years more (Monitor)
Aug 13, 2018 06:23GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[State-owned] thermal power plant Maritsa Iztok 2 is at huge loss, but to spend BGN 9.5mn [for prevention] against cyber-attacks (Capital Daily)
[State-owned railway company] BDZ’s revenues from tickets and subscription cards decline (Sega)
Shortage of workforce in Bulgaria is without precedent [according to economists] (24 Chasa)
MPs’ wage is raised by BGN 108, but remains below record level (24 Chasa)
[Finance Minister] Goranov answers back to [President] Radev: I do not accept attacks against state administration (Trud)
[PM] Boyko Borissov: Repair activities on motorway Hemus [close to Varna] are entirely paid with budget funding (Monitor)
Aug 10, 2018 06:02GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[Allocated BGN 111mn] for municipalities – mainly for [municipalities ruled by ruling] GERB and [ethnic-minority] MRF (Capital Daily)
[PM] Borissov threatens not to support Macedonia for EU [due to history mismatches] (Sega)
Consumer protection commission accuses district heating company in [capital] Sofia in misuse [of monopoly power] (Sega)
EC allocates Bulgaria EUR 1.5mn, to help for eurozone [integration] (24 Chasa)
Second pension of BGN 48 to be guaranteed [as of 2024] (Trud)
They divide beaches on seaside in four main groups (Monitor)
Aug 09, 2018 05:58GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
National Revenues Agency does not fulfil VAT [revenues] target in 2017 due to higher VAT refund (Capital Daily)
Cigarette smuggling at its lowest level since 2007 (Capital Daily)
Tobacco companies report illegal cigarettes’ share to be lower than 6% (Sega)
Average insurance income in Bulgaria is BGN 875 in June (24 Chasa)
Wages in tourism are lowest (Trud)
Only half of wheat crop is fit for bread making (Monitor)
Aug 08, 2018 05:40GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Business criticises new rules on power trading (Capital Daily)
CEZ Group appeals in court competition regulator’s ban on [CEZ Bulgaria] sale to [local Inercom’s owner] Varbakova (Sega)
Electricity in Bulgaria is cheapest in EU (24 Chasa)
[Regional Development Minister] Nikolay Nankov: [Opposition] BSP tries to impose idea that government deprives their municipalities from funding (Trud)
[PM] Borissov: Motorway Hemus [linking capital Sofia and Black Sea city Varna] to be completed by 2024 (Monitor)
Aug 07, 2018 06:04GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Tender for railway line between Elin Pelin and Kostenets, worth BGN 1bn, attracts 19 bids (Capital Daily)
Working time in Bulgaria becomes shorter and more flexible (Capital Daily)
Businesses insists obligatory audit of smaller enterprises should be cancelled (Sega)
German investor to invest EUR 7mn in car parts plant near Lovech (24 Chasa)
[Russia’s media] Nezavisimaya Gazeta: TurkStream to become Bulgarian inevitably (Trud)
[Budget] funding for centres for people with disabilities to rise by 30% (Monitor)
Aug 06, 2018 05:38GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[Co-ruling United Patriots’ member] Ataka against [senior ruling party] GERB in economy ministry (Capital Daily)
Bulgarians do not believe news released by government (Sega)
Wave of rising prices of grain and food at [both global and Bulgarian] stock markets (24 Chasa)
Fiscal reserve reaches BGN 10.8bn (24 Chasa)
Regional Development Ministry allocates BGN 20mn to 23 projects (24 Chasa)
First plant [in Bulgaria] for [construction] insulation from [textile] waste to be built (Monitor)
Aug 03, 2018 05:35GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Colliers: 70% of newly purchased housing is at construction stage (Capital Daily)
Bulgarian National Bank limits only [banks’] fees on main bank account (Sega)
Vegetables’ [crop] is lower due to rainfalls, their prices rise (24 Chasa)
[PM] Borissov: Unemployment in Bulgaria reaches 4.8% in June – serious achievement compared to 2017 (24 Chasa)
Transit gas pipeline extension to Turkey to be launched [today] (Trud)
[PM] Borissov: Tourists and trade increase [one year] after signing [good neighbourhood] agreement with Macedonia (Monitor)
Aug 02, 2018 06:33GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Government approves [allocations of] additional BGN 11mn to selected municipalities (Capital Daily)
Report for NPP Belene raises [planned] costs for Bulgarian Energy Holding consultants by 50% (Sega)
Bulgarians spend twice more [as share of their total consumer spending] on food than average level in EU (Sega)
Significant growth of deals with vacation properties registered in 2018 for first time [since 2014] (24 Chasa)
Higher fees for ATM withdrawals [to be introduced] (Trud)
State budget loses BGN 6bn from [undeclared] wages (Monitor)
Cabinet allocates BGN 150mn for churches and infrastructure [in municipalities] (Standart)
Aug 01, 2018 06:52GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Every fifth newly created company does not survive after its first year, only 5% of new businesses have lifespan over five years (Capital Daily)
World Bank: Ministry of Interior has sufficient funding available but uses it inefficiently (Capital Daily)
Wheat [in Bulgaria] might get more expensive [due to unfavourable weather] (Sega)
Banks with record high profit and assets for BGN 100bn, equal to state’s GDP (24 Chasa)
Bulgaria not to let people banned from entering Schengen on its territory as of today (24 Chasa)
[Government] sends [request for offers] for fighter jets to seven companies (Trud)
Seasonal workers [from non-EU countries] to receive visa twice faster (Monitor)
Jul 31, 2018 06:15GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Inercom appeals competition regulator’s ban on acquisition of CEZ Group’s business in Bulgaria (Capital Daily)
Government proposes additional BGN 110mn to people with disabilities (Sega)
Bulgaria with cheapest but most inaccessible [in terms of price compared to average income] fuel in EU (Sega)
Bulgarian Development Bank [signs] first contract under Juncker [investment] plan (24 Chasa)
Serbia outpaces Bulgaria in terms of average wage growth (Trud)
Pipeline [for gas transit to Turkey and in reverse direction] to be opened (Standart)
Jul 30, 2018 06:22GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Corporate loan interest rates fall below 4% (Capital Daily)
Pension fund yields under pressure (Capital Daily)
Parliament introduces e-vignettes and toll system with bunch of uncertainties (Sega)
Government seeks agreement with Brussels on case for gas monopoly (Sega)
Russians to gladly help for Belene NPP project (Sega)
Strabag and GBS to build highway to Kalotina [to Serbian border] for BGN 137.5mn (24 Chasa)
Vignette revenue reaches BGN 296mn in Jan-May (24 Chasa)
Some 50% of cars in Bulgaria are more than 20 years old – the oldest in EU (24 Chasa)
[Social minister] Bisser Petkov: We will raise support for all people with disabilities (24 Chasa)
Mothers of children with disabilities from all over the country to protest in front of parliament (Standart)
Jul 20, 2018 06:20GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Foreign investments reach EUR 120mn at end-May (Capital Daily)
Employers demand President to veto [new] fuel law (Capital Daily)
Revenues of district heating company in Sofia from electricity sale to go directly to [state-owned] Bulgargaz [to repay district heating company’s debts] (Sega)
[Factions in co-ruling coalition] United Patriots quarrel (Sega)
[Bulgarian MEP] Maydell: Bulgaria is fourth in EU in terms of attracted investments under Juncker plan (24 Chasa)
[District heating company] Toplofikaciya Sofia and Bulgargaz agree on debt [repayment] of municipality company [Toplofikaciya] (Trud)
[Energy Minister] Temenuzhka Petkova: Inercom can appeal competition regulator’s decision [to ban Inercom’s acquisition of CEZ Bulgaria] (Standart)
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