SOFIA Oct 8 These are some of the main stories
in Bulgarian newspapers on Monday. Reuters has not verified
these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
GENERAL AND POLITICS
- The website of the government was blocked on Sunday, most
probably by the international activist hacker group Anonymous.
(24 Chasa, Monitor, Standart)
- Six officials from the state Road infrastructure agency
were arrested for possible misuse of state fees. (Capital Daily,
- If National Bank of Greece buys Eurobank
in Greece, their units in Bulgaria will create the
biggest retail bank in the Balkan country with total assets of
12.4 billion levs (24 Chasa, Capital Daily)
ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS
CAPITAL DAILY - Bulgaria's energy utility NEK should start
talks to cut electricity prices under long-term power purchase
agreements with thermal power plants, controlled by U.S.
companies AES and Contour Global, head of energy
regulator said. The cuts can be between 15 to 20 percent, he
- Bulgarian tax authorities have agreed with Switzerland to
receive bank and tax information for Bulgarians who have bank
accounts there, Finance Minister simeon Djankov said. (Capital