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The Republic of Bulgaria has been an EU member country since 1 January 2007. The currency is the Bulgarian lev (BGN), however, the country is committed to adopting the euro (EUR) once it fulfils the necessary conditions. Part of these conditions is complying with European Directives, like the water directives.
The country borders Romania to the north, Serbia and North Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south, and the Black Sea to the east. The climate is temperate in the North and Mediterranean in the South. There are mountains and hills with lowlands in the North and Southeast. In winter the Balkan Mountains can be snow-capped.