Black Sea

Bulgaria PM Vows Financial Aid for Flood-Stricken Varna

Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski has expressed condolences to the victims of the deadly floods in Varna.

Heavy rain hit Bulgaria's Black Sea city of Varna on Thursday, causing the streets to be filled with muddy water. The severe flooding killed at least nine, including two children, but the death toll is expected to climb.

Bulgaria to Hold Day of Mourning for the Flood Victims in Varna

Bulgaria's Council of Ministers has declared June 23 a national day of mourning for the victims of the floods in the Black Sea city of Varna.

The Bulgarian government has expressed condolences to the relatives of the victims.

National flags at all public institutions will fly at half-mast.

Death Toll in Varna Climbs to 10, More Victims Feared

Ten people, including a child, are confirmed dead in Bulgaria's Black Sea city of Varna, the head of the regional police Nikolai Kalchev told bTV national channel.

As previously reported, on Thursday afternoon the city was hit by severe rains and thunderstorms, which caused floods, death and damages. The district of Asparuhovo was hit by a flash flood from the ridge above the area. 

Chepurin: Russia expects Serbia to support South Stream

BELGRADE - Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will discuss with Serbian officials the political relations and economic cooperation between the two countries, especially such important matters like the South Stream natural gas pipeline, Ukraine and Kosovo, Russian Ambassador to Serbia Alexander Chepurin has said.

Bulgarian Railway Co Prepares Varna-Bucharest High-Speed Train Project

A project for a high-speed train connecting Bulgaria's Varna to Romania's Bucharest is being prepared at the National Railway Infrastructure Company.

The first stage of the project envisages the reconstruction of the rail line Varna – Ruse, for which a tender procedure is to be called in the second half of the year, according to reports of Trud daily.

Bulgarians adjudicate most victories at Poseidon-Kaliakria Cup Regatta

Romanian sailors have won two silver medals at the first edition of the International Poseidon Kaliakria Cup Regatta, a sailing yacht competition that took place between June 11-15, organized by the Black Sea Sailing Association and the Romanian Nautical Club, in partnership with Morski Klub Balchik and Kaliakria Resort.