May 20, 2020 / 7:42 AM / 7 days ago

PRESS DIGEST - Bulgaria - May 20

SOFIA, May 20 (Reuters) - These are some of the main stories in Bulgarian newspapers on Wednesday. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

— Bulgaria is considering allowing all restaurants to reopen as of June 1, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said. Two weeks ago, the restaurants and bars with outdoor seating resumed operations after coronavirus restrictions have been eased (24 Chasa, Dnevnik, Trud)

— State-owned gas supplier Bulgargaz said that it turned to a net profit of 34.4 million levs ($19.25 million) in 2019 from a net loss of 32 million levs the previous year due to higher revenue (Monitor, Trud)

— Bulgaria’s National Railway Infrastructure Company has signed a 7.3 million levs ($4.09 million) framework agreement with a local company for the supply of railroad sleepers, the company said (Trud, Monitor)

— Businessman Delyan Peevski has donated 500,000 levs to indebted soccer club Levski Sofia. The donation was made through a company, owned by Peevski, a member of Bulgaria’s ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms (Tema Sport, Dnevnik, 24 Chasa, Trud, Monitor) ($1 = 1.7866 leva)

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