PRESS DIGEST - Bulgaria - Oct 11


SOFIA, Oct 11 (Reuters) - These are some of the main storiesin Bulgarian newspapers on Thursday. Reuters has not verifiedthese stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

- Bulgaria and the United States signed a deal aimed atimproving the exchange of data needed to tackle organised crime.(24 Chasa, Trud, Sega, Monitor, Standart, Klasa, Presa, CapitalDaily)

- Over 60 percent of the Bulgarian households say they haveproblems paying bills for electricity and heating and 52 percentsay they have to curb spending on food, a new poll bystate-funded NPOC showed. (24 Chasa, Duma, Trud, Presa, Sega)

- The government opened a tender to give on concession anoffshore field in the Black Sea for gas and oil exploration.(Capital daily, Presa)

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