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PRESS DIGEST – Bulgaria – Sept 26

PRESS DIGEST – Bulgaria – Sept 26

SOFIA, Sept 26 (Reuters) – These are some of the main stories in Bulgarian newspapers on Wednesday. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

— Bulgarian government and state officials pledged fast-track law against illegal production of excise goods amid controversy over the customs agency´s actions against wine producer Vinprom Karnobat (Trud, Standart, 24 Chasa, Monitor)

— The Energy and Water Regulatory Commission said the price of natural gas would increase by less than 8 percent despite natural gas suplier Bulgargaz’s demand for a 14-percent increase (Standart, Monitor, Trud)

— Bulgaria’s grey economy generates about 30 percent of GDP, Plamen Dimitrov, President of the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria, said (Standart, Trud)

— An 84-year-old man from the village of Botevo, near the southern town of Yambol, has died of West Nile fever, the regional inspectorate of health in Yambol said. The man had been treated for a week at the Yambol infectious diseases treatment centre before succumbing (Monitor, Standart)

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