Bulgaria Lobbies Allies to Soften UNESCO Pirin Park Decision

Australia intervened at Thursday's annual meeting of the UNESCO's World Heritage Committee in Bahrein to stop some Bulgarian amendments to the Commitee's decision on the Pirin National Park - a UNESCO heritage site.

The UNESCO Committee adopted a decision on the national park at its 42nd session on Thursday that incorporated only some of the changes Bulgaria sought.

The MRS Warned of Avalanche Danger in the Mountains

The degree of avalanche danger in the Balkan Mountains, Pirin, Rila and Vitosha Mountains is significant, the Mountain Rescue Service said, quoted by FOCUS News Agency.

The MRS recommends that tourists in the mountains move only by winter markings, keep up-to-date with weather conditions and take them into account when they are planning their route.

The Co-President of European Green About the Protests Against Pirin Construction and the Corruption in Bulgaria

The supremacy of justice and corruption is not just a problem for Bulgaria. This thesis was echoed by the Co-Chairman of the Green / European Free Alliance Parliamentary Group in the European Parliament, Ska Keller. She joined the protests against the construction of Pirin last night and today will check the situation on the spot and talk to the residents of Bansko.