Trade and tourism in between Romania and Bulgaria got a boost when the New Europe Bridge opened last year. According to the trade ministries of the countries, bilateral trade has exceeded €3 billion over the course of the last year.
Rivers across Eastern Europe remain frozen as a record cold snap covers much of the continent. Reports that the Danube froze over, disrupting shipping and river traffic, reveal one of the most bitter Winter weather situations in modern history. Hundreds of deaths and literally thousands of cases of frostbite and hypothermia have also been reported.
The River Danube, stretching 1,800 miles, is the only major river in Europe that snakes its way from west to east. Originating from its source in the Black Forests of Germany, passing through eight different countries before streaming into the Black Sea, a cruise on the Danube offers passengers an epic journey through the heart of Europe like no other.