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PRESS DIGEST - Bulgaria - May 9
May 9, 2017 / 7:08 AM / 5 months ago

PRESS DIGEST - Bulgaria - May 9

SOFIA, May 9 (Reuters) - These are some of the main stories in Bulgarian newspapers on Tuesday. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

-- A report of the ex-caretaker deputy Prime Minister Denitsa Zlateva reveals a fatal delay in the preparation eight months before Bulgaria officially to take the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The renovations of the two main locations where the most of the forums and meetings of the representatives of the EU Member states will be conducted are stuck. The suitable hotels for hosting the delegations in Sofia could be with less capacity, 300 people more are needed because the staff of the public administration is not enough (Standart, Duma)

-- Bulgaria will re-launch a tender for the concession of Sofia Airport, Transport Minister Ivailo Moskovski said. Last month, the Balkan state’s interim government cancelled the tender to run and operate the airport, saying the plans to grant concession rights for 35 years at the country’s main airport were not in the public interest (Sega, Capital daily)

-- The first legislation that the centre-right GERB party will table in parliament will be to introduce a majoritarian system for electing lawmakers, GERB’s parliamentary group leader Tsvetan Tsvetanov said (Sega, Trud, Standart, Monitor)

-- The salaries of Bulgarian teachers will be increased by about 15 percent as of Sept. 1 2017, new Education Minister Krasimir Valchev said, ading the ministry would carry out the governance programme pledge of doubling teachers’ salaries by the end of the cabinet’s four-year term (Standart, Duma)

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