Bulgaria increases police at Black Sea for summer tourism season

Bulgaria’s Interior Ministry is deploying an additional 730 police at the Black Sea, who will join police from Varna, Bourgas and Dobrich in taking care of the security of holidaymakers during the 2016 summer tourist season.

This was announced on June 2 by Interior Minister Roumyana Buchvarova at a news conference also attended by Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova and UK ambassador to Bulgaria Emma Hopkins.

Buchvarova met foreign ambassadors on June 2 to discuss the security arrangements with them, with Hopkins saying that the fact that Buchvarova chaired the meeting with the ambassadors showed how seriously Bulgaria had undertaken to ensure the safety of tourists.

Buchvarova said that again, the “good tradition” would continue of local police being accompanied in joint patrols by police from Romania, the Czech Republic and Greece.

She said that the focus was on better organisation of work in regard to cases where foreign tourists need to submit reports or complaints.

An Interior Ministry statement quoted Hopkins as citing as a positive example the forms that had been prepared in English, French, German and Russian for foreign tourists to be able to report incidents.

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