Geography of Bulgaria

Bulgarian Border Police Stops Yacht with 32 Illegal Immigrants onboard

Bulgarian border police detained 32 illegal immigrants onboard a motor yacht near the Black Sea resort of Sozopol.

At 4 pm on Sunday, the radars of the integrated maritime surveillance system at the Burgas regional border police directorate detected a motor yacht traveling to the Sozopol port, according to a media statement of the Interior Ministry.

Unit 5 of Bulgaria's Kozloduy NPP Switched On after Annual Overhaul

The planned annual overhaul of the 1000-MW unit 5 of the Kozloduy nuclear power plant has been wrapped up.

After the completion of a probe of the Bulgarian Nuclear Regulatory Agency and a permit issued by the chair of the watchdog, the N-plant unit was switched on at 10 am on Sunday, according to a media statement of the Kozloduy NPP.

Bulgaria's Black Sea Resort Albena Opens Beach Library

For the second consecutive year, Bulgaria's Black Sea resort Albena has opened the season of reading with the first EU beach library.

The library is located on the beach and on its shelves are arranged over 6000 volumes in more than 15 languages. It is completely free and offers world classics, thrillers, mysteries, romantic readings, memoirs.

Bulgaria's Sofia Countrywide Leader in Purchasing Power

Half of Bulgarians have grown poorer in the last 7 years, despite the country's EU membership, according to a recent analysis.

The economic situation in the Bulgarian cities of Kardzhali and Sliven is worsening, according to In comparison to 2007, the actual debasement of income in the southern city Kurdzhali amounts to 33%, and in Sliven – 24%.

Cruise Vessels at Bulgaria's Port Varna Almost Double

A total of 49 cruise ships have requested visits to the Marine Station in Varna, according to Bozhidar Chaparov, Executive Director of Port Varna.

Chaparov, as cited by, pointed out that the average of requested visits of passenger ships in 2013 had been 20-25.

He explained the increase with the good reputation of the port.

Bulgaria to Invest BGN 153 M in 3 Industrial Zones

Investments of BGN 153 M will go to the industrial zones near Bozhurishte, Telish, and Burgas in the next few years, according to the CEO of National Company Industrial Zones EAD.

Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, Atanas Nenov noted that the figure had been calculated on the basis of contracts signed with investors in 2013 and the beginning of 2014.

Turkish Airlines to Fly Istanbul-Varna from End June

Turkish Airlines will have a direct route Istanbul-Varna, starting from June 30, said deputy tourism minister Branimir Botev. 

According to him, the negotiations on the opening of the route were very hard. 

Botev expressed hopes that Varna would become an important access point to the Istanbul airport.