# Bulgaria

A woman takes a picture of the empty Palma Beach in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, on April 4, 2020, during a national lockdown to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 disease. Photo: Jaime Reina / AFP
A woman takes a picture of the empty Pal […]

Tourism collapse threatens second virus blow to Mediterranean

Northern Europeans may not be able to decamp to Mediterranean beaches this summer because of the coronavirus, but will their governments support the devastated tourism sector?
A police car stops trucks waiting at the Giurgiu-Ruse border point between Romania and Bulgaria next to Giurgiu city March 25, 2020. Photo: Daniel Mihailescu / AFP
A police car stops trucks waiting at the […]

Danger, delays haunt truck drivers facing virus lockdown

"We're the only ones allowed to travel across Europe," says Florin Turcu, one of hundreds of truck drivers stuck at the Romania-Bulgaria border as pandemic restrictions mount
Commuters talk after being rejected by the Hungarian police at the Nickelsdorf-Hegyeshalom border crossing on the Austrian-Hungarian border on March 18, 2020. Photo: Alex Halada / AFP
Commuters talk after being rejected by t […]

Virus frontier closures hamper cross-border workers

Workers who rely on shuttling across frontiers in Central Europe face a difficult dilemma now that the coronavirus pandemic has seen several countries shut their borders
ARCHIV - Die Fahnen von Rumänien (2.v.r) und Bulgarien (2.v.l) wehen am 25.04.2005 in Sofia (Bulgarien) neben Flaggen der EU. Bulgarien übernimmt unter seiner Staatsdevise «Einigkeit macht stark» am 1. Januar 2018 erstmals den halbjährlichen EU-Ratsvorsitz. (zu dpa «Balkanland Bulgarien übernimmt 2018 die EU-Ratspräsidentschaft» vom 27.12.2017) Foto: epa Vassil Donev/EPA/dpa +++(c) dpa - Bildfunk+++
ARCHIV - Die Fahnen von Rumänien (2.v.r […]

Bulgaria takes over rotating EU presidency

Bulgaria has taken up the rotating six-month EU Council presidency with focus on Balkans.
Symbol picture // Three young women in Frankfurt am Main (Hesse) in the main station with a greeting card with the words "Refugees Welcome". Photo: Frank Rumpenhorst/dpa/archive
Symbol picture // Three young women in F […]

How many people have been relocated under the EU relocation scheme?

In addition to EU member states, countries of Norway, Switzerland and Lichtenstein have committed to relocating people. Norway has accepted 1,508 relocated people, Switzerland 1,122 and Lichtenstein 10.