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A river of the southeastern Balkan Peninsula flowing about 480 km (300 mi) from western Bulgaria southeast then south between Turkey and Greece to the Aegean Sea.
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(Bulgarian maˈritsa)
(Placename) a river in S Europe, rising in S Bulgaria and flowing east into Turkey, then south from Edirne as part of the border between Turkey and Greece to the Aegean. Length: 483 km (300 miles). Turkish name: Meriç Greek name: Évros
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(məˈrit sə)

a river in S Europe flowing from S Bulgaria along the border between Greece and Turkey and into the Aegean. 300 mi. (485 km) long.
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Trade union Podkrepa will protect the Maritsa Iztok complex by all available means, union leader Dimitar Manolov said at the opening of a congress of the organisation 30 years after its establishment, Focus News Agency reports.
EDyRNE (CyHAN)- As the snowmelt starts with the coming of spring, water levels have reached to critic levels in Bulgaria's Tundza and Maritsa rivers.
STAY in Kefalos, Kos, at the two-star Maritsa Studios, seven nights self-catering departing from Manchester on July 13, 2014.
That is, we all sink or swim together," Stoynev stated, as cited by the BGNES news agency.He noted that the contracts with private thermal power plants Maritsa East 1 and Maritsa East 3 had already been signed and Bulgaria could not amend them in the course of a few days because it would harm the business environment in the country, reports.
Austrian utility EVN (WBAG:EVN) is in negotiations on the purchase of the 73% stake in Bulgarian power producer Maritsa East Three owned by Italian Enel (BIT:ENEL), Reuters reported on Thursday citing a spokesman for EVN Bulgaria.
Bulgaria's state energy agency has given the green light to the country's biggest coal mining complex, Maritsa East, and Rheinbraun AG, a unit of Germany's RWE, to set up a joint mining company.
Currently, Bulgaria wants the European Commission to delay the introduction of higher ecological criteria for its coal-fired power plants in the Maritsa basin.
EDyRNE (CyHAN)- As water level of River Maritsa fall into decline in Bulgarian side, on the contrary, is on the rise in Turkish side has reached to the alerming level.
Italian power group Enel (BIT:ENEL) is to offload its 73% stake in Bulgarian Maritsa East 3 thermal power plant to Russian electricity trader Inter RAO (MCX:IRAO) for EUR800m (USD1bn), Bulgarian daily Trud said Friday citing sources with knowledge of the matter.