The Independent: Attempt to Turn Bulgarian National Park into Ski Resort Defeated in Court

Environmentalists have achieved a major victory after a court battle to stop a Bulgarian national park being turned into a ski resort, reported the Independent. 

Bulgaria's top court ruled that Pirin National Park, a world heritage site and home to bears and wolves, must be protected from development.

Not even Marc Girardelli will Stop the Protests in Defense of Pirin

In front of the Council of Ministers, the protests of environmentalists are resumed after the news that Marc Girardelli is the owner of the concession company of the Bansko ski area.

This morning activists came with skiing and other winter equipment in the triangle of power.

Greek and Romanian Police Officers to Patrol Jointly Bansko Ski Resort in Bulgaria

Bulgaria's interior ministry this week confirmed that police officers from Greece and Romania will join local law enforcement in joint patrols at the southwestern ski resort of Bansko, a top winter destination in the wider region, naftemporiki.grreports.

12% of Bulgarian Citizens Plan to Go on a Mountain Holiday this Winter, Survey

A little over 10% of Bulgarians prefer to go to the mountains for their vacation, reported bTV. 

Over 650,000 Bulgarians or 12% plan to go on a mountain holiday this winter and appreciate the conditions in the Bulgarian resorts as good.

Just 12% are those Bulgarians who say they can practice winter sports.