Bulgaria is among the favorite summer destinations of the Germans. What should German tourists who visit this country know in advance? In their article, "Sueddeutsche Zeitung", published several advises under the title "On a holiday in Bulgaria: Why not?" Deutsche Welle offers the main points in the publication.
Customs officials from Lom have retained 266 liters of home-made alcohol (rakia) after they posed themselves as customers who want to buy alcohol, officials from the Customs Agency said. Reported SEGA.
Policemen from Vidin participated in the action. A sale of home-made rakia has been posted on two websites. The customs officers contacted the seller and agreed to buy 10 liters.
Bulgaria's customs agency has reported finding 2,356 litres of alcohol without labels signifing paid excise duty in two monasteries.
Mobile inspection teams found the larger amount of illegal "rakija", or fruit brandy, namely 1,500 litres kept in plastic bottles and canisters, in a cellar of the Troyan monastery in northern Bulgaria.
The 10th Rakija Fest will be held at Belgrade's Mikser House venue on December 3, under the title, "Balkan Urban Experience."
The Tourism Organization of Belgrade said that visitors will "get warmed" by rakija (Serbian for fruit, most commonly plum brandy) as well as "many Serbian delicacies, and specialty sweets."
Serbian opposition parties have slated the Defence Minister, Bratislav Gasic, for allowing a local authority to use soldiers to serve alcoholic drinks - rakija [fruit brandy] and boiled wine - at a pop concert in the minister's home town of Krusevac on December 31.
The event was a concert by the popular folk singer Svetlana "Ceca" Raznatovic.
Four young men have died and other two are in critical conditions after drinking counterfeit alcohol during celebrations, media outlets report.
Police and doctors confirm alcohol poisoning was the most likely cause of the incident which took place in a neighborhood of Yakoruda, a town in the Rhodope Mountains.