October 3, 2019 / 6:32 AM / 15 days ago

PRESS DIGEST - Bulgaria - Oct 3

SOFIA, Oct 3 (Reuters) - These are some of the main stories in Bulgarian newspapers on Thursday. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

— The government plans to increase salaries of public servants by 10 percent and continue with the increase of teachers’ salaries in the next year’s state budget, Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov said. The 2020 budget draft will be presented by the end of the month. (Sega, Capital, 24 Chasa, Trud)

SEGA - The government has extended over 550 million levs ($308.16 million) in additional spending to different ministries, municipalities and state agencies since the start of the year, data showed.

- The leader of nationalist Attack party, Volen Siderov, was forced to leave a talk show at the public television BNT, part of the political debates ahead of the local elections on Oct.27 after using harsh language against a political opponent. (Sega, Monitor, Duma, 24 Chasa, Trud) ($1 = 1.7848 leva)

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