September 9 (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.
- Every sixth Bulgarian company is under the threat of insolvency due to overdue loan repayments, a survey of 1,200 businesses in Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, UK and Switzerland showed. The research was conducted by debt management company EOS Matrix.
- The country's prosecutor’s office said it has charged Bulgaria's former Agriculture Minister Valeri Tsvetanov and the former head of the State Forestry Agency, Stefan Yurukov, with defrauding the Bulgarian state through land swap deals that benefited third parties.
- The Sofia Municipality is expected to open next week the tender for the design and construction of the capital's waste treatment plant, the deputy mayor in charge of environment issues, Maria Boyadzhiyska, said. The project is expected to cost some 180 million euro.
- Bulgaria will insist that it receives a dividend of 1.3 million levs from the International Fair Plovdiv company for 2006, when the fair organiser was still a state enterprise, Economy Minister Traycho Traykov said.
- Economy Minister Traycho Traykov said the ministry will propose that Angel Semerdzhiev, the executive director of the country’s gas transmission system operator Bulgartransgaz, replace Konstantin Shushulov as head of the State Energy and Water Regulatory Commission. Shushulov's mandate expires in October.
- Brussels has extended from the end of 2009 to the end of 2011 the deadline by which all Bulgarian milk producers must align their production to the relevant European Union standards, the Agriculture Ministry said.
- In August alone, the National Revenue Agency managed to collect 14.7 million levs from corporate and individual debtors after launching a pilot programme during which tardy payers received reminders through phone calls and text messages. The programme aims to improve budget revenue performance.
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