Civil claims worth close to 110 million euro have been lodged by the surviving victims and by the heirs of those killed in the blast at Burgas (Sarafovo) Airport on 18 July 2012. Five Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian national died in the blast. The Prosecutor’s Office and the official solicitors of Lebanese nationals Meliad Farah and Hassan al-Haj both tried in absentia, have admitted that the claimed compensations’ amount is record for the Bulgarian standards. The Specialized Criminal Court has rejected the demand of claimants to constitute the military wing of Hezbollah as a civil defendant in the case. The Court has refused to do so for the lack of evidence that the two defendants have anything in common with that organization.
Three Bulgarians were awarded the highest state decoration of Slovakia bestowed on foreign nationals. At a special ceremony at the embassy of Slovakia in Sofia Alexander Dimitrov was awarded the Order of the White Double Cross, 3 rd..
Emil Karanikolov, Minister of Economy of Bulgaria and Mariam Al Mehairi, Minister of State for Food Security of the United Arab Emirates discussed, in Sofia, the promotion of contacts between Bulgaria and the United Arab Emirates. Over the..
The street lighting in Kapana quarter of Plovdiv will begin to flicker every time a baby is born in the city. The design for this unique effect is by Alberto Garutti from Italy and is part of the programme “Plovdiv, European capital of culture, 2019”...