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The Low Cost FlixBus Adds New Direct Lines from Bulgaria

Аs of August, Europe's largest international bus service provider, FlixBus, is adding new routes to its network and doubling the number of countries that can be reached directly from Bulgaria.

Greece has most motorcycle deaths per million in EU

Greece has the highest rate of motorcyclist deaths among the European Union's 28 member-states, according to the most recent data from the EU's statistics service Eurostat. 

Specifically, according to figures from 2017, Greece had 20.1 deaths per million inhabitants in that year, just above Malta with 20 deaths per million.

Bulgaria Ranks 9th in the EU in Forest Areas

Eurostat data show that almost 44,7% of the territory of Bulgaria is covered with forests.

In the 2012-2015 period the forest area in Bulgaria has increased by 2,6%, BNR reported. With these numbers Bulgaria ranks 9th in the EU in forest territories. 

Bulgaria Among the EU Champions for the Smallest Number of Foreigners

Of the 512 million people living in the EU in 2018, 7.8% are with nationality different from their than their country of residence: 3.4% are with nationality from another EU Member State and 4.4% are from non-EU country. These shares vary from one Member State to another.

Luxury is Multi-dimensional: Slovenian Individuality and Rarity as Luxury

In an interview years ago, you told me that "luxury tourism is a perfect combination of ambiance, service and destination attractions. It is the ultimate tourist experience. " Do you agree? Can Slovenia offer our guests a five-star experience?

Five Star Slovenian Traditional Cuisine

Do we have five-star cuisine in Slovenia and which Slovenian restaurants do you reckon belong to this category? What is it that makes five-star cuisine?

Woman Wins 4,000-km Bulgaria-France Bike race after Sleeping by Road

A cyclist from Germany won a 4,000-kilometre race from Bulgaria to France and became the first woman to triumph at the endurance event, reports Euronews. 

Fiona Kolbinger crossed the finish line to win the seventh edition of the Transcontinental Race on Tuesday morning.

Bulgaria's Hydro Power Plant Sestrimo Starts Planned 16-month Maintenance

Hydropower plant (HPP) Sestrimo has shut down one of its two units for planned maintenance works which are expected to last 16 months, the Independent Bulgarian Energy Exchange (IBEX) said, reports Renewables Now. 

The 120 MW unit was shut down on July 22 and is expected to be reconnected to the grid on November 22, 2020, IBEX said in a notice on Friday.

Empowerment of Consumers Drives Changes in Energy Markets

Dr. Nevenka Hrovatin, Professor of Economics at University of Ljubljana's Faculty of Economics, reveals the main challenges in energy markets and highlights the best practices from both Slovenia and the region while emphasizing that Slovenia should increase its ambition in the heating and cooling sector.

Bosnians Protest Against Croatia’s Nuclear Waste Disposal Plan

Bosnians gathered in front of the Croatian embassy in Sarajevo on Monday, protesting over possible plans being mulled by neighbouring Croatia to build a landfill site for radioactive waste at Trgovska Gora, near the border with Bosnia.

Britain's black farce offers lessons to Slovenia

In the latest episode: a tiny and utterly unrepresentative electorate of elderly, middle-class right-wingers chooses whether the country should be led by an adulterous serial liar - or an opportunistic geography dunce. Comedy does not get much darker than that.

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