June 25 (Reuters) – These are some of the main stories in Bulgarian newspapers on Friday. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
GENERAL AND POLITICS
- The restructuring of the hospitals which is part of the long-delayed healthcare reform will finish by the end of the year, Health Minister Anna-Maria Borisova said (Dnevnik, Sega, Trud, Standart, Klasa).
- Bulgaria expects to fetch 1 billion levs ($630.9 million) from the export of grains from the 2010 crop, Agriculture Minister Miroslav Naidenov said (Trud, Standart, Monitor).
- Bulgaria’s economy will most likely contract by one percent in 2010 as a result of the drop in consumption, an Ernst & Young report said (Dnevnik, Trud, Standart, Klasa, Duma, Pari).
DNEVNIK – Chemicals producer Solvay Sodi, controlled by Belgian chemicals and plastics maker Solvay (SOLB.BR), posted a net profit of 12.2 million levs for 2009, down 54.5 percent on the year.
STANDART – The Bulgarian refinery of Russian oil company LUKOIL (LKOH.MM) in the Black Sea city of Burgas posted a loss of 176 million levs for 2009.