Press mood stories for Bulgaria

Jan 16, 2018 07:48GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Municipal hospitals demand double subsidy from state (Capital Daily)
Businesses are against putting money in Interior Ministry without reform (Sega)
[PM] Borissov: Direct [flight] connection Sofia-Baku to help business relations between our two countries [Bulgaria and Azerbaijan] (24 Chasa)
[Russia’s foreign minister] Lavrov: Turkish Stream to pass through Bulgaria only in case of secure guarantees from EC (24 Chasa)
President Radev welcomes [Macedonia’s] ratification of [good neighbourhood] contract [with Bulgaria] (Trud)
[Concessionaire] to invest over BGN 22mn in our airports on seaside [in Varna and Burgas] (Monitor)
[President] Radev wishes higher Japanese participation in projects in Bulgaria (Standart)
Jan 15, 2018 07:10GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Eight offers in tender for large-scale advertising of tourism [in Bulgaria] in 22 states (Capital Daily)
Dozens of relatives work in Supreme Administrative Court (Sega)
Toll system construction contract to be signed on Jan 15 (24 Chasa)
[PM Borissov]: With Japan we are going to help large infrastructure projects in Bulgaria and on the Balkans (Trud)
[PM] Boyko Borissov meets Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe in Sofia (Monitor)
Parliament approves anti-corruption law despite President’s veto (Standart)
Jan 12, 2018 07:50GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Murderous beginning of [Bulgaria’s] EU Presidency (Capital Daily)
New groups of refugees endangers Bulgaria from Turkey (Sega)
[GERB ruling coalition partner] United Patriots demands [option] to build in fields close to seashore again (Sega)
[PM] Borissov: EU has to think about risks from deteriorating relationship with Turkey (24 Chasa)
Business to protest against high electricity prices on Jan 31 (Trud)
[PM] Borissov and [finance minister] Goranov: Bulgaria is ready for eurozone (Standart)
Jan 11, 2018 07:21GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[Parliamentary] Law Commission rejects President’s veto on anti-corruption law (Capital Daily)
Bulgaria’s EU Presidency starts unprecedented – with protests and traffic jams (Sega)
Union of publishers alarms EU for pressure on free media in Bulgaria (Sega)
[EC President] Jean-Claude Juncker: We will help Bulgaria to enter eurozone and to prosper (24 Chasa)
Farmers to receive over BGN 760mn [as subsidies for 2017 by end-June] (Trud)
Grain producers with new declaration against gas drilling in region of Dobrudzha (Monitor)
Half of Bulgarians live with credits (Standart)
Jan 10, 2018 07:12GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Evening news: Sofia is under polluted air again, policemen demand money to stop protesting (Capital Daily)
State limits inheriting second pensions again (Sega)
Consumer loans are not cheaper despite interest rate decline [due to higher banking fees] (Sega)
Law parliamentary commission to discuss President’s veto on anti-corruption law today (24 Chasa)
Expensive electricity to affect workers and wages (Trud)
Expensive electricity for business to lead to law amendment (Monitor)
[Capital] Sofia’s centre is blocked due to starting EU Presidency (Standart)
Jan 09, 2018 07:24GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Finance Ministry prepares new rules for cash registers (Capital Daily)
Businessman [Petar Hristov], close to ruling GERB, is shot in [capital] Sofia (Capital Daily)
Fuel and diesel prices likely to go up [Sofia Stock Exchange chief] (Sega)
Bulgarian government to sit in session with EU commissioners on Jan 12 (24 Chasa)
Municipality hospitals to decide whether to protest on Jan 15 (Trud)
EU regulation on wholesale electricity market to be proposed by end-week (Monitor)
President Radev meets Minister of Interior to talk on crime (Standart)
Jan 08, 2018 07:33GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Employers and trade unions insist euro adoption to be made national priority (Capital Daily)
[PM] Borissov promises to work for warming relations between EU and Turkey (Sega)
Speed of budget spending doubles in December [Institute of Market Economy] (Sega)
Wage growth in Bulgaria outpaces EU average wage growth [OECD report] (24 Chasa)
Payments of higher pensions start (Trud)
[PM] Borissov: Bulgaria supports dialogue between EU and Turkey, solving problems (Monitor)
Appeals against tenders, repeating multiple times, are problematic [competition regulator] (Standart)
Jan 05, 2018 07:21GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Preparation for building Struma motorway through Kresna gorge starts (Capital Daily)
How senseless reform of [ruling] GERB, [opposition] BSP and MRF hampers commercial registration (Capital Daily)
Separatist idea excites north-western region (Sega)
Acquisition deal [between CEZ and Bulgaria’s Sigda] for thermal power plant Varna is finalised (24 Chasa)
[Capital] Sofia collects BGN 2.6mn from tax on tourism for one year (Trud)
[Agriculture minister] Porozhanov: Food prices not to be raised [due to business electricity price hikes] (Monitor)
Bulgaria is first in EU in terms of heating inaccessibility (Monitor)
[Residents] of north-western region organise signatures collection in favour of declaring independence (Standart)
Jan 04, 2018 07:12GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Institute of Market Economy: Tax Freedom Day to come on May 13 (Capital Daily)
Bulgaria does not progress in innovations (Capital Daily)
Re-export of drugs towards EU is 60% (Sega)
Foreign media: Bulgaria is among most popular countries for buying real estate (24 Chasa)
[Cabinet proposes] Calculations of minimum wage through formula (Monitor)
2018: Income to be raised, more households to receive social benefits (Standart)
Jan 03, 2018 06:40GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Economy in 2018: More growth driven by consumption and investments (Capital Daily)
President vetoes anti-corruption law (Capital Daily)
Higher water prices remain until court decides [on appeal against them] (Sega)
[Utility regulator] KEVR: District heating and electricity prices not to be raised until end of heating season (24 Chasa)
[Utility regulator] KEVR deceives Brussels with water price [to avoid losing EU funds] (Trud)
[Grain producers association] expects higher prices of wheat for bread (Monitor)
[EU Presidency Minister] Lilyana Pavlova: Bulgaria not to raise question on lifting EU sanctions against Russia [during its EU Presidency] (Standart)
Jan 02, 2018 07:58GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Electricity output in 2017 grows slower than consumption (Capital Daily)
Bulgaria spends blindly on EU Presidency (Sega)
Entire government commits to advertise new construction [of lifts] in Pirin [mountain] (Sega)
[Minister on EU Presidency] Pavlova: Most difficult topic of Bulgaria’s EU presidency to be migration (24 Chasa)
Cheap cigarettes’ prices grow by up to BGN 0.20 (Trud)
Bulgaria is in charge of EU Presidency as of today (Standart)
Dec 22, 2017 07:05GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Competition regulator fines EVN and CEZ companies for abuse of monopoly power (Capital Daily)
[Opposition ethnic-minority MRF honorary leader] Dogan: [Current PM] Borissov’s government has no alternative (Capital Daily)
MPs annul unanimously moratorium on [new] drugs but with disputes (Sega)
[Agriculture minister] Porozhanov: Payments [to farmers] to exceed BGN 2.8bn in 2017 (24 Chasa)
Policemen to continue with protests [demanding higher wages] (Trud)
Sofia municipality council approves privatisation of Municipal Bank (Monitor)
Dec 20, 2017 07:00GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Farmers’ subsidies worth of BGN 750mn to be paid by Christmas (Capital Daily)
FDI reach EUR 855mn in Jan-Oct (Capital Daily)
80% of companies’ investments are corporate loans (Sega)
Moratorium on new drugs to be annulled (24 Chasa)
Airport Sofia is first in Europe in terms of passengers’ growth (Monitor)
After ombudsman’s pressure [utility regulator] KEVR to cut water prices by 3pps [ombudsman says] (Standart)
Dec 19, 2017 07:06GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
UniCredit Bulbank expects 4.4% economic growth in 2018 (Capital Daily)
Chief of National Revenue Agency’s Fiscal Control department gets shot in Sofia centre (Capital Daily)
Water price to be raised until 2021 at least (Sega)
[Tourism Minister] Angelkova: Tourism revenues amount to over BGN 6bn in 2017 (24 Chasa)
Favourite for acquiring CEZ assets in Bulgaria is company in charge of building renovation in town of Pazardzhik and losses of BGN 11,000 in 2016 (24 Chasa)
Transport and environment to be priorities for [capital] Sofia in 2018 (Trud)
Bulgaria receives additional EUR 41mn for NPP Kozloduy (Standart)
Dec 18, 2017 07:09GMT, Bulgaria, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Sales of new cars in Bulgaria rise by over 55% in November (Capital Daily)
National Social Security Institute reports new pensioners are 10% lower [in Jan-Sep] than in 2016 (Sega)
Every third mortgage loan is for new [housing] construction (Sega)
96.9% [of population of] General Toshevo [vote] against gas drilling [in region in referendum] (24 Chasa)
Food prices rise before Christmas (24 Chasa)
Nikolina Angelkova, Tourism Minister: We passed threshold of 8mn foreign tourists in Jan-Oct (Trud)
Trade unions and employers against speculative electricity price growth (Trud)
[Finance Minister] Goranov [obliged to present to parliament] strategy on debt management [by mid-January] (Monitor)
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