Thomas Cook 'Adds 50 000 Airline Seats' to Bulgaria

Travel company Thomas Cook will add more than 50 000 airline seats to the airports of Varna and Burgas in 2016, Bulgaria's biggest Black Sea cities, media outlets report.

According to Greek English-language website Tornos News, there will be two flights a week between Burgas and Frankfurt and one connecting Burgas with Rostock, Leipzig and Berlin respectively.

La Traviata Conducted by Ljubka Biagioni to Debut in Sofia on February 14

Giuseppe Verdi's opera "La Traviata" with conductor Ljubka Biagioni will be performed for the first time in Hall 1 of the National Palace of Culture (NDK) in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia on February 14.

The soloists on the stage will be Marta Torbidoni - soprano, Mihail Mihaylov - tenor and Anton Keremedtchiev - baritone.

Telegraph: Greeks blame austerity, but hairdressers get full pension at 50

Greeks continued to blame “austerity” for their woes in 2015, Telegraph writes in an article on the most important incidents that marked 2015.

At the same time, the article says, Greece’s fellow EU members pointed to the country’s reckless spending as well as pay and conditions that more productive countries could only dream of.

Germany littered with Salafists: Who are the protagonists of the radicalization of young Germans?

The average age of Islamic State militants in Germany is getting younger while their radicalization is accelerating in speed says the Federal Criminal Office (BKA), Germany’s intelligence service. German authorities state that there are currently 43,000 jihadists in Germany today. In some cases, just a few weeks are needed for someone to be transported from Germany to Syria.

Train Drivers at Germany's Deutsche Bahn Begins Its Longest-Ever Strike

Drivers working at Deutsche Bahn, the German train operator, have embarked on a new strike which is set to continue a week.

Employees are venting their anger at a refusal of Deutsche Bahn to accept the proposal for a 5% pay rise put forward by their trade union, GDL. Another key demand includes a reduction in working hours by cutting the working week from 39 to 37 hours.