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In the Second Half of 2019 More than a Million Bulgarians Made Tourist Trips

In the second quarter of 2019, 1,219.8 thousand Bulgarian residents made tourist trips, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said in a press release. The majority of them (75.7%), traveled only in the country, 19.1% - only abroad, and 5.2% traveled both in the country and abroad.

Bulgarian Special Prosecutor's Office Files Indictment Against Controversial Banevi Family

The Special Prosecutor's Office has filed an indictment against Nikolay, Evgenia and Maria Banev with the Special Criminal Court, said the press office of the Appellate Special Prosecutor's Office. They have been charged with involvement in an organized crime group, tax crimes, money laundering, and unlawful possession of a weapon.

Dry Grass was Burning near Plovdiv, Six Fire Squads Onsite

Dry grass is burning near the village of Yoakim Gruevo, Chief Inspector Peter Toskov, Deputy Director of the Fire Department, told Focus Radio - Plovdiv. The fire was reported at noon. Six fire engines are now onsite. An area of about 50 decares was covered by the fire. The fire has been localized and contained, so far there is no danger of it affecting nearby buildings.

NGO Metadrasi wins prestigious humanitarian award

Metadrasi, a Greek NGO helping with the reception and integration of refugees and migrants, has been awarded the prestigious US$2 million Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize. Conrad N.

Bulgarian Police: The Bomb Threat Emails were Sent from Switzerland and Seychelles

The bomb threat emails to airports and media in Bulgaria were sent by providers from Switzerland and Seychelles, the Chief Directorate for Combatting Organised Crime (CDCOC) said on August 22. A day earlier, such emails were sent to institutions in several other European countries and in Vancouver, Canada, reports BNT. 

Wildfire Raging in Southern Bulgaria: 120 Decares of Forest is Burning

Some 120 decares of the forest are burning near the town of Vetren, Pazardzhik region in southern Bulgaria on August 22. According to initial reports, the fire started from the landfill, and from there on dry grass and shrubs it was transferred to the nearby forest and engulfed a large area of it, reports BNT. 

Energy forum to take place in Thessaloniki

The American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and the Hellenic Association for Energy Economics are the co-organizers of the Southeast Europe Energy Forum that will take place at the Met Hotel in Thessaloniki on September 6, a day before the opening of the 84th Thessaloniki International Fair.

Cosmetics Maker Bulgarian Rose Beats July Sales Forecast

Cosmetics producer Bulgarian Rose [BUL:4BH] said on Thursday that it pocketed sales revenue of 697,000 levs ($396,000/356,000 euro) in July, exceeding its forecast for 638,000 levs in monthly revenue, reports SeeNews. 

The company's accumulated sales in the first seven months of the year amounted to 2.83 million levs, Bulgarian Rose said in a bourse filing.

New boutique hotel opens in Rhodes

Thomas Cook has just opened a new urban boutique hotel, Cook's Club City Beach Rhodes, in the Old City of Rhodes.
The 18-room hotel on the largest of the Dodecanese islands is the eighth of the Cook's Club brand and follows recent openings in Bulgaria, Egypt, Spain and Turkey.
The collection's first hotel opened on Crete in 2018.

Bulgarian Economy Ministry: VOSS Automotive Plans New Plant in Eastern Europe

Bulgaria's economy ministry said on Thursday that the ministry's secretary-general met with representatives of German car parts maker VOSS Automotive to discuss the company's plans to set up a new production facility in Eastern Europe and the options to build the plant in Bulgaria, reports SeeNews. 

Hospital staff attacked by food delivery workers

The union representing workers at the Dromokaiteio psychiatric hospital in Athens said on Thursday that two employees had been hospitalized after being attacked by food delivery workers.
According to the union, the two hospital workers were "seriously injured" in the attack.