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.

Bulgaria, Greece Mull Travel Restrictions on Russia, Slovakia Prioritises Vaccinated

People spend time on the beach near the town of Shabla, Bulgaria, 03 July 2020. EPA-EFE/VASSIL DONEV

On Thursday, Bulgaria's Chief Health Inspector, Dr Angel Kunchev, told Nova TV that Bulgaria might limit Russian citizens' access to the country because of the spread of the Delta variant in Russia.

Bulgaria: Bad Road Accident, 3 Dead

A total of three victims died after the accident on the highway "Trakia" at 356 km in the direction of Sofia-Burgas, said the press center of the Regional Directorate of the Ministry of Interior in the seaside town.

The incident happened around 20.30 this evening after the highway exit Balgarovo.

5 Places in Bulgaria Even Locals Should Visit Again

Bulgaria is a stunning country in eastern Europe. The capital, Sofia, is a super popular tourist hotspot. But if you did decide to visit this gorgeous place, you will find out that Bulgaria has a lot more to offer. From high mountain tops to breathtaking beaches by the Black Sea, every tourist can find something fun to do here.

Bulgarians in Germany Are As Many As Population of Plovdiv, Our Expatriates in Britain Outnumber Residents of Burgas

This pie-chart made by economist Georgi Angelov shows how many Bulgarian expatriates live in Europe as of the beginning of January 2020. The most are in Germany - 342 000, and this is the size of the population of Plovdiv, 24 Hours daily comments.