PRESS DIGEST - Bulgaria - Oct 12


SOFIA, Oct 12 (Reuters) - These are some of the main storiesin Bulgarian newspapers on Friday. Reuters has not verifiedthese stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

- President Rosen Plevneliev has nominates chief prosecutoras a member of Constitutional Court, which may force the processof appointing new chief prosecutor. Velchev's seven-year mandateexpires in February. (Duma, Capital Daily, Klasa, Sega, Trud,Monitor, Presa)

- The economy ministry will strip travel agency On Traveloff its licence after the tour operator left 123 Bulgariantourists stranded in Turkey and Spain. (Duma, Capital Daily,Sega, Trud, Monitor, Presa)

- Leading bankers in Bulgaria said the proposed new tax onincome from bank deposits will cost them a lot of money tochange their IT systems to collect it. (Standart, Sega, CapitalDaily)

- Sales of illegal cigarettes have dropped by 8 percentagepoints, limiting the grey market of cigarettes to 15.3 percent,a new survey of cigarette sellers showed. (Capital Daily,Standart, Trud)

- Corporate Commercial Bank plans to raised 94million levs at the Bulgarian Stock Exchange, the bank said in astatement to the bourse. (Capital Daily, Standart, Trud)

- Foreign direct investment increased 200 percent in thefirst seven months to 850 million levs ($562.56 million)from thesame period a year ago, Economy and Energy Minister DelyanDobrev said. (Klasa, Sega)($1 = 1.5110 Bulgarian levs)

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