Bulgaria (i/bʌlˈɡɛəriə/, /bʊlˈ-/; Bulgarian:България, tr. Bǎlgarija, IPA:[bɐɫˈɡarijɐ]), officially the Republic of Bulgaria (Bulgarian:Република България, tr. Republika Bǎlgarija), is a country in southeastern Europe. It is bordered by Romania to the north, Serbia and Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south, and the Black Sea to the east. With a territory of 110,994 square kilometres (42,855sqmi), Bulgaria is Europe's 16th-largest country.
The sinking of Bulgaria is the largest Russian ship disaster since 1986 when the SSAdmiral Nakhimov crashed into a cargo ship and 423 people died.
Bulgaria was built at Slovak shipyard in Komárno, Czechoslovakia, in 1955 as Ukraina, and was renamed in February 2010 to Bulgaria after the Volga Bulgaria. Her length was 80.2 metres (263ft), her beam was 12.5 metres (41ft), her draft was 1.9 metres (6.2ft), and her power output was 273 kilowatts (366hp). She had two engines and two decks. Her cruising speed was 20.5 kilometres per hour (12.7mph; 11.1kn), and her original passenger capacity was 233 (then reduced after overhaul).
Greece and Bulgaria have commenced operations for a joint pipeline that should help Europe significantly decrease its dependency on Russian oil and gas ... It's a game changer for Bulgaria and for Europe's energy security ... "Both here in Bulgaria and across Europe people are feeling the consequences of Russia's war.
Bulgaria will exempt fuel supplies from the embargo, in view of the country’s economic plight. Energy-starved Bulgaria will temporarily cease to enforce EU sanctions on Russian fuel, to ensure the work of government institutions, the state press service reported on Wednesday following a Cabinet meeting.
SOFIA (Bulgaria), October 4 (SeeNews) - SENSLSG, a joint venture of Germany's Steag SolarEnergy Solutions GmbH (SENS) and Austria's LSG, said that it has built a solar plant with ... The joint venture aims to facilitate Bulgaria's energy transition and boost renewables generation.
A joint venture between Germany-based STEAGSolarEnergy Solutions GmbH (SENS) and its Viennese partner LSG has connected a 66-MWp solar farm to the power grid in Bulgaria and prepares to begin the construction of another 50-MWp solar project in the Balkan country.
SOFIA (Bulgaria), October ... In September alone, total power generated at the 156 MW onshore wind park, Bulgaria's largest, was 23,495 MWh or 13% more than in August, AES Bulgaria, a unit of U.S.-based energy conglomerate AES Corporation, said in an e-mailed statement.
While Europe is putting Russia in an economically difficult situation with a wide range of sanctions due to the war, Kremlin's counterattacks are deepening the energy crisis in Western countries... In late April, Gazprom cut off gas flow to Poland and Bulgaria due to their refusal to pay their bills in rubles.
Bulgaria’s centre-right GERB party – led by former long-serving ... Either would prolong political instability amid surging energy and consumer prices and war in Ukraine and would raise the prospect of Bulgaria missing its 2024 target date for entry into the single-currency euro area.
At a ceremony on Saturday attended by the leader of the European Union's executive arm, Bulgaria opened a natural gas link with Greece... "This (Greece-Bulgaria) pipeline changes the energy security situation for Europe," von der Leyen told an audience that included leaders from the region.