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PRESS DIGEST - Bulgaria - Oct 8

SOFIA, Oct 8 (Reuters) - These are some of the main storiesin Bulgarian newspapers on Monday. Reuters has not verifiedthese stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

GENERAL AND POLITICS

- The website of the government was blocked on Sunday, mostprobably by the international activist hacker group Anonymous.(24 Chasa, Monitor, Standart)

- Six officials from the state Road infrastructure agencywere arrested for possible misuse of state fees. (Capital Daily,Monitor)

- If National Bank of Greece buys Eurobank

in Greece, their units in Bulgaria will create thebiggest retail bank in the Balkan country with total assets of12.4 billion levs (24 Chasa, Capital Daily)

ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS

CAPITAL DAILY - Bulgaria's energy utility NEK should starttalks to cut electricity prices under long-term power purchaseagreements with thermal power plants, controlled by U.S.companies AES and Contour Global, head of energyregulator said. The cuts can be between 15 to 20 percent, hesaid.

- Bulgarian tax authorities have agreed with Switzerland toreceive bank and tax information for Bulgarians who have bankaccounts there, Finance Minister simeon Djankov said. (CapitalDaily, Klasa)

((Sofia newsroom, tel :+359-2-93-99-731))

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