Denkov in Munich: Bulgaria Gains European Support for Schengen and Eurozone, Affirms Solidarity with Ukraine

Prime Minister Nikolai Denkov has garnered backing for Bulgaria's bid to join the Schengen Area and the Eurozone following fruitful discussions with European leaders during the Munich conference. Denkov emphasized the importance of continuing negotiations with Austria to address any lingering concerns.

Maritime traffic surges in 2023, minister reports

Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Abdulkadir Uraloğlu has announced an uptick in maritime traffic through the country's straits in 2023.

In a written statement released on Feb. 16, the minister disclosed that 83,892 ships traversed the Turkish straits last year, marking an 8.2 percent increase compared to the preceding year.