Geography of Bulgaria
Bulgaria's capital city of Sofia is the most affordable destination for tourists in Europe in March with average prices of BGN 115, according to the Trivago Hotel Price Index.
Bulgaria's Old Elm in the city of Sliven has been declared European Tree of 2014.
The winner was announced in the European Parliament headquarters in Brussels.
The mayor of Bulgarian town Teteven, Milen Milev and his deputies have been arrested by officers of the State Agency for National Security (DANS).
The Regional Prosecution in Lovech has revealed that there are criminal proceedings under way against Milen Milev, Detelin Parlev, Levchana Hadzhieva, and Desislav Tsvetanov, but did not specify on what charges.
Bulgarian Energy Minister Dragomir Stoynev has warned power distributors that they may face nationalization unless they pay debts to the National Electric Company (NEK).
Speaking Monday in Plovdiv, Stoynev noted that CEZ, EVN and Energo-Pro, the three power distributors operating in the country, had to pay their debts of over BGN 318 M to the financially troubled NEK.
Tourists in Bulgaria's second biggest city Plovdiv increased by 7% in 2013, compared to the previous year, reaching 14,261, data of National Statistical Institute shows.
Plovdiv Municipality experts recorded an increase of individual visits of the city, as well as a 5% raise in museum visits, Standart news reports.