Focus News Agency

New Bulgarian App Gives Information on Traffic, Road Incidents

A new application has been launched to give up-to-date information on traffic across Bulgaria, along with other important data, Regional Minister Lilyana Pavlova has said.

Pavlova told Focus News Agency on Wednesday that the new software was created under the EU's Operational Program Technical Assistance.

Bulgarian Police Detain 50 Migrants near Pernik

Fifty migrants have been detained near the southwestern town of Pernik, not far from Bulgaria's capital Sofia, local officials say.

District governor Irena Sokolova told Focus News Agency the migrants were found traveling in the carriage of a truck with a Pernik license plate en route to Kyustendil, another town located close to Bulgaria's borders with both Macedonia and Serbia.

Israeli Tourist Drowns in Bulgaria's Slanchev Bryag

A 45-year-old tourist from Israel drowned on Sunday in the Black Sea off the resort of Slanchev Bryag (Sunny Beach), police say.

His body was taken out late on Sunday evening. The man was drawn deeper into the water by a rip current, Focus News Agency reports.

He had been on a holiday at the Black Sea since August 07.

Bulgaria C-Bank Governor 'Promised He Will Resign This Week'

Bulgarian National Bank (BNB) Governor Ivan Iskrov has voiced his commitment to resigning as early as this week, Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov has said.

Speaking to reporters, Goranov has explained that "whether it will be today [Monday] or tomorrow, this is of course a personal decision of the acting Governor of the BNB."