August 19 (SeeNews) - Following are some of the main stories in Bulgarian newspapers on Wednesday morning. SeeNews has not verified these reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy.
- The government launched an informational website (http://pris.government.bg) where it will post all its decisions.
- Bulgaria’s heath ministry failed to receive 3.0 million euro granted by Finland for new technical oncology equipment due to bad management, the Finnish Ambassador to Bulgaria said.
- The agriculture ministry said it appointed Kalina Ilieva, 29-year-old and Western educated, as the new chief executive of the state agriculture fund, shortly after the previous executive Alizan Yahova was dismissed over failure to fight fraud with EU funds.
- Coal extraction in Bulgaria fell by an annual 30% since the beginning of the year due to lower demand, the Bulgarian Chamber of Mining and Geology said. The annual coal output in the country is around 30 million tonnes.
- Beer producers in Bulgaria contributed 0.5% to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP ) last year, a report by Ernst&Young consultancy showed.
- An investment fund started to buy some 3,000 apartments in Sofia, the chairman of the National Association of Residential Real Estate Builders Plamen Beninski asid without naming the fund. This will lead to a deficit in apartments in the capital and to a forced rise in prices to the highest levels last year, he added.
(1 euro = 1.95583 Bulgarian levs)