Environmentalists will Hold a Symbolic Demonstration before the Council of Ministers Building

Environmentalists conduct a symbolic action in front of the building of the Council of Ministers. They give a jar of fresh air from Pirin to the prime minister and the ministers. With this symbolic gift, they will formally remind their requests to cancel the government's decision to change the Pirin Park management plan.

Climber Boyan Petrov Proposes Changes in the Decision of the Council of Ministers for Bansko

Climber Boyan Petrov will submit to the MOEW an amended version of the decision of the Council of Ministers of 28 December on the management plan for Pirin National Park. It will explicitly state that only the construction of a second cableway in Bansko is allowed.

In Pictures: Protests Mark the Opening of Bulgaria's EU Presidency

...: Protests Mark the Opening of Bulgaria's EU PresidencyAs Bulgarian and European officials were making speeches at the opening ceremony for Bulgaria's first EU Presidency in Sofia on Thursday evening, outside, thousands of people took to the streets to protest a controversial development plan in the UNESCO-protected Pirin national park.

EU Commissioner: Air Pollution is Among the EU's Biggest Environmental Problems

Air cleanness is a problem not only for Bulgaria but also for the whole European Union and for the world at large. This is what the Commissioner for the Environment, Karmenu Vella, told the Bulgarian National Television.

"In Europe every year 400,000 people die prematurely because of the dirty air," he said.

Thousands in Bulgaria Protest Against Mountain Construction Plans

Several thousands people took the streets of Bulgarian capital of Sofia, with hundreds more protesting in nine more cities across the country, after the government decision to allow constructions at the Pirin National Park.

Chanting "Mafia" and "Resignation" the protesters have blocked the Eagles' Bridge in central Sofia.

Environmentalists and Concerned Citizens go on National Protest Against the Pirin Decision

Environmentalists organize protests in 10 cities against the expansion of the ski zone in Pirin.

They insist that the government repeal its decision of 28 December, which allows for the construction of new facilities with an investment intention for what is in line with environmental standards.