Press mood stories for Bulgaria

Sep 20, 2017 06:20GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Foreign investments decline by more than 50% (Capital Daily)
Online platform to allow cheaper life insurance (Capital Daily)
Ryanair to set up new base in Burgas (Capital Daily)
Cabinet wants to facilitate import of foreign workers (Sega)
Bulgaria to be most likely sanctioned for polluted air (Sega)
PM Borissov to meet Polish PM Beata Szydlo (24 Chasa)
[EU Presidency minister] Lilyana Pavlova: We have fulfilled requirements for EU Presidency (24 Chasa)
Concession procedure for Plovdiv airport not to be stopped (24 Chasa)
55% decline of foreign investments (Trud)
[Deputy PM] Donchev: There is no big and small corruption (Standart)
PM Borissov: Let’s [not] drain fiscal reserve for arms (Standart)
Sep 19, 2017 06:17GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
BGN 100mn [in EU fund management fund] seek their managers (Capital Daily)
Regulator also likes 7.3% gas price cut for Q4 (Capital Daily)
BSR Sofia completes office space construction for EUR 30mn (Capital Daily)
EIB opens office in Bulgaria (Capital Daily)
Employers to petition EC for sharp increase in gas transmission fees (Sega)
Second teacher wage hike to be in Sep 2018 (Sega)
Bulgarian company receives first direct loan under Juncker plan (Sega)
Gas to get cheaper, district heating – not (Trud)
UniCredit Bulbank with award [for best cash manager] from Euromoney (Trud)
[Tourism minister] Angelkova: We have 5mn foreign tourists and 7.2% growth in Jan-Jul (24 Chasa)
[Energy minister] Petkova: Procedure for sale of CEZ Bulgaria is stopped (24 Chasa)
[Senior opposition BSP member] Zhelio Boychev: No confidence vote is only first step (Standart)
Sep 18, 2017 06:22GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Companies in Bulgaria go bankrupt more and more rarely (Capital Daily)
Postbank enters market for fast credits (Capital Daily)
Strong undercurrents in [main opposition party] BSP (Capital Daily)
Some 8% of pensioners are working (Sega)
[Ruling] GERB already starts preparations for local elections (Sega)
Every third Bulgarian does not have bank card (Sega)
[Regional development minister] Nankov: Toll system – by end of 2018, to generate billion [of revenue] per year (24 Chasa)
PM Borissov to open EIB office in Sofia (24 Chasa)
PM Borissov for Russia: If there is war, we fight for NATO (Trud)
Labour demand with seven-year record (Standart)
Insurers export BGN 3.84bn abroad (Standart)
Sep 15, 2017 06:57GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Right-wing parties call [President] Radev not to appoint [newly elected Supreme Judicial Council chairman] Cholakov (Capital Daily)
[EU commissioner for Budget Gunther Oettinger]: Bulgaria is on its way towards eurozone (Sega)
It is high time we abolished tax on interest rates (Sega)
New attempt to limit cash payments [threshold] – to BGN 5,000 (24 Chasa)
Government with first steps to eliminate mediators for state’s arms deals (Trud)
Corporate bankruptcies in Bulgaria fall by one-third [y/y in 2016, Coface survey shows] (Monitor)
[Regional Development Minister] Nankov: We pick option for separate one-way roads through Kresna gorge for Struma motorway (Monitor)
Lot 3,3 of Struma motorway to be completed five months earlier [than scheduled] (Standart)
Sep 14, 2017 06:35GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[EC President] Juncker: Schengen and eurozone to be opened to Bulgaria (Capital Daily)
New model of forming waste tax approved by parliament on first reading (Capital Daily)
[Utility regulator] KEVR warns power distribution companies not to hamper free market (Sega)
Migrants and refugees in Bulgaria amount to 2,200 [in beginning of September] (24 Chasa)
60% of workers in sea resorts without labour contract (Trud)
Budget surplus amounts to BGN 1.745bn [in H1] (Monitor)
Government to renew Sofia Airport concession in November (Monitor)
Revenues from night stays [in hotels and accommodations] reach BGN 317mn
Sep 13, 2017 05:52GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Bulgaria already has right to demand [EU] for help with gas in case of crisis (Capital Daily)
Tender on Bulgarian-Greek [gas] connection to be opened by end-2017 (Capital Daily)
Cabinet announces Russia as one of main threats for Bulgaria (Sega)
[Utility regulator] KEVR promises cheaper gas by 3% to 4% as of October (Sega)
[Foreign Minister] Ekaterina Zaharieva: We track terrorist cells but there is still much work to be done (24 Chasa)
Employers foresee record hiring of new employees (Trud)
[Tourism Minister] Nikolina Angelkova: Bulgaria-Russia relations in tourism evolve extremely successfully (Trud)
District heating prices to be frozen by end-2017 (Monitor)
[Education Minister] Vulchev: Average teacher wage to exceed average wage for country for first time (Standart)
Sep 12, 2017 05:52GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Contestable chairman of Supreme Judicial Council for next seven years [to be appointed] (Capital Daily)
State-owned thermal power plant with controversial limestone purchase for BGN 50mn (Capital Daily)
Bulgaria picks contested route for Struma [motorway] through Kresna defile (Sega)
[Tourism Minister] Nikolina Angelkova: Foreign tourists bring BGN 2.4bn by end-June (24 Chasa)
[Agriculture Minister] Porozhanov: [EU] funds for agriculture to be allocated even after 2020 (24 Chasa)
Tsvetan Tsvetanov, chair of parliamentary party GERB: EU Presidency obliges us to look for bridges towards political consensus (Trud)
[Military equipment company] EMKO tries to export arms worth of BGN 60mn without license (Monitor)
Bulgaria to be ready with its EU Presidency programme in December (Standart)
Sep 11, 2017 06:45GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Large-scale retirement of policemen and military servants decreases (Capital Daily)
Decision on Struma motorway route through Kresna defile to be taken today (Sega)
For 8 years: 58% of Bulgarians left to study abroad have come back (24 Chasa)
[PM] Borissov: We work with Romania for second bridge [over Danube] through [town of] Ruse (24 Chasa)
[Comparison between] Average and minimum wages in EU and Bulgaria (Trud)
[State] To pay [housing] rent and internet of 2,000 unemployed in case they move [to work in other town] (Monitor)
Taxes paid by companies increase by 8% [y/y in Jan-Jul] (Standart)
Sep 08, 2017 06:37GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Mayors demand postponement of new waste tax implementation to after local elections (Capital Daily)
[Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe] PACE rapporteur: Rule of law in Bulgaria is strongly endangered (Capital Daily)
Spending on e-government [implementation initiatives] to be already included in budget and to be controlled (Sega)
Political agreements on new Supreme Judicial Council [members] get revealed in parliament (Sega)
Pension funds [to be forbidden from] investing in relates parties (24 Chasa)
Bulgaria, Greece and Serbia to deepen their collaboration in gas sector (Trud)
Regional Minister: BGN 100mn from state budget are allocated to secondary roads [repairs] (Trud)
New tender for Bulgaria’s EU presidency website to be launched (Monitor)
Sep 07, 2017 06:21GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
How Supreme Judicial Council administration rises by more than 50% in five years (Capital Daily)
Companies declare they hold BGN 13bn in cash (Sega)
Bulgaria and Greece agree on future train between Aegean Sea and Danube (Sega)
Turkey to cooperate with Bulgaria to guarantee energy [supplies’] security (24 Chasa)
Memorandum on developing railway connection Thesalloniki-Kavala-Alexandroupolis-Burgas-Varna-Russe signed (Trud)
Half of Bulgaria’s consumers do not know their rights (Monitor)
Businesses demand test for new gas [transmission] tariffs (Standart)
Sep 06, 2017 06:44GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
There is no obstacle to President’s [capacity] to appoint chief of new anti-corruption institution (Capital Daily)
Army might participate in security guaranteeing of [Bulgaria’s] EU presidency next year (Sega)
State creates chaos with gas prices (Sega)
MEPs accuse Bulgaria’s customs officers in corruption (Sega)
Second wave of investments flows in [second largest city] Plovdiv (24 Chasa)
[Sustainable trend] Bulgarian emigrants come back (Trud)
Railway corridor to link Danube river, Black Sea and Aegean Sea (Trud)
[Bulgaria’s PM] Borissov and [his Greek counterpart] Tsipras discuss migrants’ crisis at dinner (Monitor)
Gas association accuses [utility regulator] KEVR of [gas price] manipulations (Standart)
Sep 05, 2017 06:10GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
State to pay transport [for workers] in city other [than that in which workers live] (Capital Daily)
One state company and four private companies to make e-tender platform (Capital Daily)
Concentration of electricity producers strengthens (Capital Daily)
State tries to wake up [so-called] sleeping assets worth of BGN 3bn (Sega)
Law amendments to stop vicious schemes with agricultural land (Sega)
Islamisation of Roma [population] – main threat for Bulgaria’s territorial integrity (24 Chasa)
Mobile teams to convince parents their children have to go to school (Trud)
70% of goods in big retailers are produced in Bulgaria (Monitor)
[PM] Borissov: Motorway Hemus to reach Sevlievo next year (Standart)
Sep 04, 2017 06:12GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Two-thirds of companies [in Bulgaria] are inactive (Capital Daily)
[Number of] New pensioners decreases for first time in [last] three years (Sega)
[Ruling] GERB and [opposition] BSP on their way to complete break-up regarding anti-corruption law (Sega)
Cabinet plans concession for third bridge [construction] over Danube [river] (Sega)
Foreign tourists in Bulgaria rise by 7.2% [y/y] in 2017 (24 Chasa)
S&P confirms long-term credit rating of [capital] Sofia with positive outlook (Trud)
Our MEPs demand EC to forbid double food [quality] standards (Monitor)
Every fourth large company sells [its products] online (Standart)
Aug 25, 2017 06:12GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
New requirements for transaction reporting to National Revenue Agency to cost business BGN 122mn (Capital Daily)
Judges’ association criticizes [opposition socialist party] BSP’s anti-corruption bill (Capital Daily)
Why does [French President] Macron arrive [in Bulgaria] (Capital Daily)
[Central Bank] BNB with strange condescension in second bidding round for Commercial Bank Victoria (Sega)
Teachers’ wage is already above average wage in Bulgaria (24 Chasa)
Are migrants now trying to pass through Black Sea (Trud)
[PM] Boyko Borissov meets [French President] Macron in Varna (Trud)
Tourism brings BGN 2.4bn in state budget (Monitor)
Aug 24, 2017 06:07GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Cabinet arranges status of wiretapping agency chief with 2.5 years delay (Capital Daily)
Cabinet wants to raise fines for food [quality] malpractices ten times (Sega)
All four candidates [interested in buying] Victoria Bank are admitted to second round [of bidding for acquiring Victoria’s assets] (24 Chasa)
Credits with higher growth rate than deposits (24 Chasa)
[Tourism Minister] Angelkova: We expect up to 10% tourism growth [in 2017] compared to 2016 (24 Chasa)
Projects for Struma motorway foresee long tunnel and road through Kresna defile (Trud)
We save entire BGN 225mn in banks [in July] (Monitor)
Aug 23, 2017 06:15GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Bulgarians increase their travels abroad before summer by one quarter (Capital Daily)
Agriculture Ministry: There are attempts for fraud with agriculture land [in order to gain] subsidies (Capital Daily)
Environment Minister: Municipalities neglect problem with air quality (Capital Daily)
Urgent legislative amendments to stop frauds with agricultural land (Sega)
Customs to stop intelligence tests due to shortage of customs employees (Sega)
Record – BGN 450mn Bulgarian investments in 2017 (24 Chasa)
Plan: European group [for car electronic parts] makes inquiries about plant [building] in [north-western town] Vidin (24 Chasa)
Rents in [capital] Sofia rise by 8% for one year (Trud)
New rules for buildings’ renovation [programme to be discussed] (Standart)
Aug 22, 2017 05:58GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Nuclear power plant Kozloduy sells BGN 100mn worth of electricity unprofitably and non-transparently (Capital Daily)
Farmers receive over BGN 43mn subsidies for [scheme] Natura with delay (Capital Daily)
Current government not to make new pension reform (Sega)
Ecology Minister Neno Dimov: We expect EC to convict us for air pollution (24 Chasa)
Municipality of Sofia to restart tenders [for repair activities in capital Sofia’s centre] for over BGN 40mn (Trud)
Electricity production rises by 3.64% [y/y in Jan 1-Aug 13 period] (Monitor)
Aug 21, 2017 06:43GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
State to set social insurance thresholds if employers refuses to negotiate (Capital Daily)
Resorts to be divided into [two categories] – for entertainment and family holiday (Sega)
Housing buyers orient themselves towards newly built housing (Sega)
Fruits and vegetables’ prices decrease (24 Chasa)
Employees of military plant EMKO to protest (Trud)
State receives BGN 120mn from mining concessions [in 2016] (Monitor)
President [Radev]: Tsvetan Vassilev [former majority shareholder in failed CCB] to come [to Bulgaria] to testify [on CCB case], I ensure his safety (Standart)
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