PRESS DIGEST - Bulgaria - Oct 9

SOFIA, Oct 9 (Reuters) - These are some of the main storiesin Bulgarian newspapers on Tuesday. Reuters has not verifiedthese stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


- Prime Minister Boiko Borisov call on Nabucco Committee tosupport financially Bulgaria if it wants the interconnectionbetween Bulgaria and Turkey to be constructed before 2018(Presa, Trud, 24 Chasa, Capital daily, Standart, Monitor)

PRESA - Bulgaria's population will shrink to below sevenmillion by the end of 2013, according to an expert from thecountry's Center for Demographic Policy.

- Salaries of Bulgarian teachers will go up by five percentwhile wages of employees in the army sector will increasebetween seven and 10 percent at the beginning of 2013 (Standart,Trud, 24 Chasa, Sega, Capital daily, Duma, Presa, Monitor)

- Representatives of Bulgaria's restaurant and hotel sectorhave written an open letter to Prime Minister Boiko Borisov,insisting on revoking the full smoking ban in indoor spaces.State budget would incur losses of 228 million levs ($151.17million) a year from taxes, the businessmen said (Standart,Trud, Presa, Duma).

KLASA - Bulgarian renewable energy producers, who stagedtheir third protest, have threatened to notify the EuropeanCommission that the recently introduced grid access feeconstitutes unregulated state aid to power distributors.

- A young man was killed and another man and five-year-oldboy were injured during a regatta near the Bulgarian capitalSofia (Standart, Trud, 24 Chasa, Monitor).

($1 = 1.5082 Bulgarian levs)

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