November 20 (SeeNews) - Following are some of the main stories in Bulgarian newspapers on Friday morning. SeeNews has not verified these reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy.
- The European Commission will take Bulgaria to the European Court of Justice on Friday for failure to address properly the waste management problems in the capital Sofia. This will be the last step of the infringement procedure, which Brussels initiated against the country in 2007. Also on Friday the Commission is expected to launch an infringement procedure against Bulgaria for the construction of ski tracks in protected areas in the Rila mountain.
- Chinese state-owned company Luoyang Glass Group wants to buy the closed Diamant glass factory located near Razgrad, in northeastern Bulgaria, company officials said at a meeting with Bulgarian Finance Minister Simeon Dyankov on Thursday. The Chinese company has pledged to invest 80 million euro to restart the factory closed in 2000.
- The lack of new investment projects hurts Bulgarian road construction companies. The combined income of the three road building companies listed on the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (Roads Holding, Trace Group Hold and Moststroy), dropped 10.5% year-on-year to 91.3 million levs in the first nine months of 2009, their non-consolidated reports showed.
- Bulgaria will receive 75 million euro a year in the next four years in additional compensation for the closure of four reactors in its Kozloduy nuclear power plant under the European Union's 2010 budget. The additional 300 million euro compensation package was granted to Bulgaria by the European Commission earlier this year. The country has has already received 550 million euro from the EU for the decommissioning of the Soviet-made reactors.
(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)