December 21 (SeeNews) - Following are some of the main stories in Bulgarian newspapers over the weekend and on Monday morning. SeeNews has not verified these reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy.
- Five days after Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov and his ruling centre-right GERB party endorsed a proposal made by the nationalist Ataka party to hold a nationwide referendum on whether the public television channel Kanal 1 should continue its daily news broadcasts in Turkish, the premier backed down from the idea. He indicated that the decision about the news broadcasts in Turkish could be left to parliament.
- The European Investment Bank will provide Bulgaria with one billion euro for co-financing needed for the utilization of funds under the EU-financed Operational Programs.
- Two months after the European Commission opened infringement proceeding against Bulgaria over ski development in sites designated as part of the European network of protected areas Natura 2000, Bulgarian environmental organizations are sending petitions to the Commission about wind turbine and solar capacities projected to be commissioned in protected areas in southeast Bulgaria.
- The global financial crisis has affected hardest companies in Bulgaria and Latvia, a World Bank survey conducted among 1700 company managers in Bulgaria, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania and Turkey in June and July sowed.
- International TV broadcaster Central European Media Enterprises, owner of Bulgaria’s Pro.bg and Ring.bg television channels is considering selling its business in Bulgaria.
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