December 15 (SeeNews) - Following are some of the main stories in Bulgarian newspapers on Tuesday morning. SeeNews has not verified these reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy.
- France’s EdF may acquire a 20% stake instead of the initially planned 10% in the South Stream gas pipeline project, currently equally owned by Russia’s Gazprom and Italy’s Eni, Eni’s CEO Paolo Scaroni said.
- Trust in Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, his government and the Bulgarian parliament has fallen significantly in December as compared to October, a survey by polling agency Alpha Research showed.
- Infrastructure company Trace Group Hold has has won orders worth 15.4 million levs to clean the snow from 888 kilometres of streets in five Bulgarian cities, the company said.
- Greek businesses have no worries that their operations in Bulgaria will be affected by the cuts in the credit ratings of Greece and its largest banks that were made last week, according to a poll among managers of Greek-owned companies in Bulgaria conducted by Dnevnik.
- The Bulgarian Ministry of Environment and Waters will impose a temporary ban on the constrction of small hydro electric plants until a strategy for the development of renewable energy projects in the country is adopted. The ministry will temporarily ban the construction of wind farms and solar parks as well.
- Joerg Sollfellner will replace Stefan Szyszkowitz as chairman of EVN Bulgaria, part of Austria’s utility EVN, as of early 2010. The five-year term of office of Szyszkowitz has expired. Sollfellner is currently EVN Bulgaria chief financial officer.
- EVN Bulgaria, which is an electricity distributor operating in the country's second largest city of Plovdiv and in southeastern Bulgaria, plans to launch a 50 million euro investment in a new heating unit in Plovdiv next May, said the company’s chairman Joerg Sollfellner, who will take office in early 2010.