July 24, 2018 / 6:27 AM / 5 months ago

PRESS DIGEST - Bulgaria - July 24

SOFIA, July 24 (Reuters) - These are some of the main stories in Bulgarian newspapers on Tuesday. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

— The European Commission has approved Bulgarian proposal for introducing a programme to tackle double standard of foods. Non-governmental organizations can apply for the programme (Trud, 24 Chasa, Standart)

— Bulgaria plans to erect a fence at Romanian border to counter spread of African swine fever. There have been hundreds of outbreaks of African swine fever in Romania (Standart, Monitor, Trud)

— Budget airline Wizz Air said on Monday that its base in the Bulgaria’s Black Sea city of Varna has serviced more than 1 million passengers since its opening in July last year. The company, which operates 29 weekly flights to eight countries from Varna, has invested $100 million in the base (Standart, Trud) ($1 = $1.0000)

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