Emergency management

Parliament shut down after bomb threat called in

Police on Friday morning shut down Parliament and cordoned off the area around it after a bomb threat was made by an anonymous caller.

The caller phoned the offices of the Zougla.gr news website, saying that explosive devices had been placed "inside and outside Parliament."

"There will be victims. Beware," the caller reportedly threatened.

PM Dancila: Gov't to allocate over 2 ml lei for emergency relief to needy families, single persons

The government will approve at its session this Tuesday the allocation of over 2 million lei for emergency relief to 550 families and single persons, Premier Viorica Dancila announced. "Another measure we are slated to adopt today is intended to provide immediate support to families and single people in need.

14 Tonnes of Toxic Waste Dumped in the Yana Station Area in Sofia - is there a Danger to People?

14 tons of toxic waste was dumped in the Yana railway station, confirmed for NOVA from Sofia Municipality.
The district is detached from the Directorate for Emergency Relief and Prevention to Sofia Municipality. There is no air pollution. A suspect is seized for the discarded waste.

Bomb threat at central office of National Bank turns out to be hoax

Police ordered the evacuation of the branch of National Bank off Syntagma Square near central Athens on Monday after an anonymous caller phoned in a bomb threat which turned out to be a hoax. 

Members of the police's bomb disposal unit were dispatched to the scene to search for any suspicious devices but found nothing. 

Bulgaria's Mountain Rescue Service Warn of Considerable Avalanche Danger

Bulgaria's Mountain Rescue Service on 25th of January warns of high danger of avalanches in the mountains, reports BNT. 

Considerable avalanche danger prevails in Pirin mountain, where the showfall was significant and storm-strong winds have deposited fresh snowdrifts on the slopes.

One skier is enough to trigger an avalanche in such locations, the rescue service warns.

At Least 400 People Left Homeless by Etna Volcano Earthquake

At least 400 people have been left homeless by the 4.8-magnitude earthquake that struck towns near the Mount Etna volcano, Italy's Civil Protection Agency said Thursday, quoted by Gulf Times. 

The agency said it was looking after 406 people affected by the December 26 event, meaning that it was providing emergency food and accommodation for them.