Geography of Europe

Oil Exploration off Montenegro Triggers Fears for Environment, Tourism

Projections suggest Montenegro might have enough oil and gas out at sea to cover its own needs. It signed a concession contract in 2016 and officials say the first exploratory drilling might take up to six months.

But local residents and environmental activists are worried.

"There is no vision," said Natasa Kovacevic of the NGO Green Home.

Bulgaria’s Exports Dwindle by 1,7 Percent Year-on-Year in First Two Months of 2021

In the period January - February 2021, the total value of all the goods exported from Bulgaria amounted to 9.6 billion leva, about 1.7 per cent less than in January - February 2020, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said on April 13, citing preliminary data.

Hospitality Industry: Entry Visas for Russian Tourists Will Save Tourism Season in Bulgaria

Bulgaria should urgently start issuing entry visas to Russian tourists, according to the Bulgarian Hotel and Restaurant Association (BHRA).

Just hours ago, the Russian Federation announced that flights from RF to Turkey were suspended for indefinite time because of the spike in cases of COVID-19 in the country, BHRA said.

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