November 26 (SeeNews) - Following are some of the main stories in Bulgarian newspapers on Thursday morning. SeeNews has not verified these reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy.
- Bulgaria’s Commission for the Protection of Competition said it has fined Sofia-based company Eurostock 543,000 levs for imitating spice brand Picantina. The penalty was prompted by a complaint from the owner of the Picantina brand, Bulgarian food company Kendy.
- Bulgaria will likely allow its so called silver fund, which safeguards the financing of the pay-as-you-go first pillar pension system, to invest at home as well as abroad, Social Minister Totyu Mladenov said. Finance Minister Simeon Dyankov said the decision of his predecessor to bar the fund from investing in Bulgaria was wrong.
- Bulgaria's customs revenue in 2009 is expected to fall one billion levs short of last year's mark, Customs Agency Director Vanyo Tanov said without elaborating.
- Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has slammed the hike in excise duty on hard liquor proposed by the parliamentary budget policy commission and has suggested raising excise on gambling to 15% from the current 10%. The government’s initial proposal was to jack up the gambling tax to 12%.