Bulgarian Crime Ring Busted

Fighting organised crime is one of the greatest challenges for Bulgaria if it is to successfully join the European Union and last week, is Bulgarian police charged two men for illegally distributing music and films in what is being described as one of Europe's largest internet pirate groups.

They arrested an administrator and systems operator for putting download links to 20 million songs - or roughly three million albums - and hundreds of films on the website www.arenabg.com, one of Bulgaria's most popular sites.