Construction of Balkans' Longest Tunnel between Sofia and Burgas Starts in Bulgaria

Bulgaria has begun construction of the longest tunnel in the Balkans, as part of the railway between Sofia and the Bulgarian Black Sea city of Bourgas.

The tunnel is located about 30 kilometres from Sofia in a mountainous area and is 6.8 kilometres long, making it twice as long as Bulgaria's current longest tunnel, in Koznitsa.

President Radev Awards Madara Horseman Order 1st Degree to Ambassador of the Netherlands to Bulgaria

President Rumen Radev has presented the Order of the Madara Horseman - First Degree to the Ambassador of the Netherlands to Bulgaria, Bea ten Tusscher. The award recognises H.E. Tusscher's extraordinary contribution to strengthening and deepening the friendly relations and cooperation between Bulgaria and the Netherlands.

Caretaker PM Yanev: I Could Agree to Become Elected PM but Not at All Costs

"I could be prime minister in a regular cabinet, but not at any cost," Prime Minister Stefan Yanev told BTV.

He clarified that so far no such talks have been held with him.

"If such an invitation arrives, it must be based on priorities, visions, a program and a coalition that will nominate a government," Yanev added.

Caretaker PM Yanev: Bulgaria Needs Substantive Judicial Reform

The Bulgarians want to see a substantive judicial reform, not just something to report abroad, said the caretaker Prime Minister.

The public's sense of justice, which is upheld by the judiciary, must be restored.

"This involves a much broader range of issues," including the new parliament, he said.