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Trainose discounts for students

European Youth Card holders will continue to benefit from 12-euro train tickets on the Athens-Thessaloniki-Alexandroupoli and Athens-Kalabaka routes, it was announced on Monday.

The deal, signed between Trainose and the General Secretariat for Youth, foresees 3,000 tickets sold per month to card holders on certain intercity services.

Code Orange For Torrential Rains Declared

Code orange for torrential rains is declared for 8 regions in Bulgaria, reports the BNT public broadcaster. 

In the regions of Burgas, Yambol, Sliven, Stara Zagora, Haskovo, Kurdzhali, Plovdiv and Pazardzhik the rains are expected to be most intense.

In the afternoon the rains would most likely abate, but the situation would remain unstable.

Price Cuts at Bulgaria’s Black Sea Resorts Reach 50% in September

Tourists can spend their holidays at Bulgarian southern Black Sea coast at prices up to 50% lower, due to the traditional September discounts.

September is the month preferred for vacation mostly by Bulgarians and Western European pensioners, Bulgarian National Radio notes.

Sozopol Hosts 30-th Edition of Apollonia Art Festival

The 30-th anniversary edition of the Apollonia Art Festival will take place in Bulgaria's seaside town of Sozopol between August 28 and September 6.

The festival has established itself as a gathering point of artists, musicians, writers, poets, actors and architects and has become one of the major points in the summer art programme in Bulgaria. 

One arrested in connection to Alexandroupoli businessman's murder


A 43-year-old Georgian man of Greek descent was arrested on Monday in connection with the murder of a businessman in Alexandroupoli, northeastern Greece, earlier in the day.

The 63-year-old victim was reportedly shot twice in the chest by two men on a motorcycle as he left his home in the village of Nea Hili.

Daughter of Alleged Usurer in Bulgaria's Pomorie Feared Abducted

The young daughter of a Pomorie-based Bulgarian businessman, Veselin Todorov, has gone missing and is feared to have been abducted.

Alexandra, a third-grader at the Ivan Vazov elementary school, did not return home after classes on Thursday, according to reports of the Interior Ministry.

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