March 19, 2010 / 8:01 AM / 10 years ago

PRESS DIGEST - Bulgaria - March 19

SOFIA, March 19 (Reuters) - These are some of the main stories in Bulgarian newspapers on Friday. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


— The government will not impose income tax on pensions, Prime Minister Boiko Borisov said (24 Chasa, Trud).

— Stakes in companies from state-owned Bulgarian Energy Holding will not be floated at the local bourse, deputy Energy Minister Maya Hristova said. The government initially planned to sell 15-20 percent of its energy firms (Duma,) — Bulgaria ranked third as most attractive investment destination in southeastern Europe after Croatia and Romania, a survey by Ernst&Young showed (Klasa, Pari).


— Pubic revenues dropped by 600 million levs in the first two months of the year compared to the same period a year ago, revenue agency said (Duma, Klasa, Dnevnik, Pari).

— Prime Minister Boiko Borisov said he would alert prosecutors’ office about alleged large-scale misappropriation of funds from the hydro-power project Tsankov Kamak in southern Bulgaria (24 Chasa, Trud, Sega, Standart).

DNEVNIK - Bulgaria can join the euro zone in 2014, but inflation remains its key stumbling block to adopt the euro, a report of Citygroup global markets says.


— Italy’s Enel (ENEI.MI) is considering to sell its 73 percent stake in a 680 megawatt thermal power plant in Bulgaria, Enel chief executive Fulvio Conti was quoted as saying (Dnevnik, Duma, Klasa, Pari, Sega, Standart).

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