Country: Bulgaria Population: 334 634

Varna Tourism Industry Up in Arms Against Offshore Wind Farm Plans

The picturesque city of Varna is experiencing a clash between its tourism sector and proposed plans for offshore wind farms, sparking controversy and opposition within the local community. The draft bill outlining the construction of these wind farms recently passed its first reading in the National Assembly, triggering dissent among various stakeholders.

Bulgaria Unveils Ambitious Plans for Dual Highways Connecting Varna to Durankulak and Silistra

Bulgaria is set to embark on the construction of two crucial highways, linking the city of Varna to Durankulak in northeastern Bulgaria and to Silistra on the Danube. The announcement came from Minister of Regional Development and Public Works Andrey Tsekov during an event in Varna.

Smooth Travel Ahead: Bulgarian Airports Prepped for Schengen Entry

Bulgaria's major airports, including Sofia, Varna, Burgas, and Plovdiv, have confirmed their readiness for Bulgaria's upcoming inclusion in the Schengen area by air, slated for March 31. These airports anticipate a seamless transition, assuring improved passenger processing and reduced wait times for travelers to and from Schengen member states.

Rising Concerns as Flu Wave and Contagious Illnesses Hit Bulgarian Schools

Professor Iva Hristova, head of Bulgaria's National Center for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (NCIPD), alerted the public to a concerning resurgence of health issues affecting schools. Speaking on bTV, she underscored a startling trend among COVID-19 patients, revealing that one in four experiences a rebound effect—a resurgence of symptoms around ten days after initial improvement.

Train Chaos: Delays and Cancellations Disrupt Bulgarian Railways Services

Today, "Bulgarian Railways" (BDZ) has issued an advisory alerting passengers to disruptions and cancellations affecting several train routes due to contact network damage. Services between Shumen and Komunari stations, Karnobat and Varna, Samuil-Silistra, and Lyulyakovo-Daskotna have been suspended until further notice due to network impairment.