Europe announces ban on Russian oil imports

The EU Commissioner for Energy has said paying in roubles is a “violation” of the sanctions

Gazprom cuts off Polish and Bulgarian gas exports after rouble refusal

The countries have stressed they can cope with the break in exports, reviewing ‘other partners’

EU to fund Bulgaria’s €6.3bn recovery plan

Bulgaria aims to triple renewable generation and cut GHG emissions from the power sector by 40%

Bulgaria considering ditching Russian gas

The country is looking to cut its deal with Gazprom at the end of this year

Bulgaria will not exit coal until 2040

The country’s green campaigners have stressed this is nowhere near close enough, as the industry is already €1bn behind EU emission standards

EU backs Bulgaria-Serbia gas interconnector with €25m loan

The project includes the construction of around 108 kilometres of a bi-directional gas pipeline between Nis and Dimitrovgrad as well as from Dimitrovgrad to the border with Bulgaria

EU approves Bulgaria’s €94m support for energy recovery cogeneration plant

Around 180,000 tonnes of unrecyclable municipal waste will be converted into power

EU takes Spain and Bulgaria to court over poor air quality

The nations are failing to limit the levels of nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide respectively

EU seeks views on Transgaz offering to increase gas exports from Romania

The Commission has concerns the state-owned gas pipeline operator may have breached EU competition rules by restricting exports of natural gas from the country

EBRD invests €100m in Bulgarian energy bonds

The money will refinance an existing bond and help support key power sector reforms