Bourgas, on the Black Sea - April 24 (BTA) - The practice of issuing multiple-entry, one-year and even long-term visas is being adopted in order to stimulate Russian nationals who own property in Bulgaria to visit their property more often and come with their families, said Foreign Minister Kristian Vigenin here on Thursday.
Dubai/Sofia - April 24 (BTA) - GERB leader Boyko Borissov conferred on Thursday with United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of Economy Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, said GERB's press centre. It emerged from the meeting that a direct air service between the two countries will open in 2015.
Brussels - April 24 (BTA correspondent Nikolai Jeliazkov) - Bulgarian Economy and Energy Minister Dragomir Stoynev conferred here on Thursday with EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger and with EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia. Oettinger's Spokesperson Sabine Berger told BTA that the two discussed issues concerning South Stream (the amendments proposed in Parliament to the Bulgarian Energy Act that would exclude parts of the Bulgarian section of the gas pipeline from the application of the 3rd Energy Package) and developments in the electricity market (the procedure for withdrawal of the three electricity distribution companies' licences).
Sofia - April 24 (BTA) - The Interior Ministry plans to use leaflets to warn tourists about the dangers they may encounter in Bulgaria's Black Sea resorts, said Interior Minister Tzvetlin Yovchev after meeting on Thursday with ambassadors of countries with large numbers of tourists visiting Bulgaria's Black Sea.
Sofia - April 24 (BTA) - To date we have no information about corrections on the Rural Development Programme, we only have information about withheld funds, Agriculture and Food Minister Dimiter Grekov told journalists Thursday. In his words, the last four audits cover the period from 2010 to 2012.
Vidin - April 24 (BTA) - Several localities in Northwestern Bulgaria have been flooded by persistent torrential rains in recent days. A state of disaster was declared in Chouprene Municipality on April 20 after the Gorni Lom River overflowed its banks. The same measure was taken in Rouzhintsi Municipality on Thursday in the wake of rain-inflicted damage during the night.
Sofia - April 24 (BTA) - Power distributor EVN Bulgaria Elektrosnabdyavane has submitted a written proposal to the National Electricity Company (NEK) about how to settle an ongoing commercial dispute between them, the EVN press office reported on April 23.