ITAR-TASS: EU ready to begin consultations with Bulgaria on South Stream

EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger on Wednesday welcomed the Bulgarian interim government’s decision to suspend all work on the South Stream project.

“Commissioner Oettinger welcomed Bulgaria’s decision and said Brussels was ready to participate in discussions with the Bulgarian authorities in order to implement the South Stream gas pipeline project,” the government press service said after a meeting with Oettinger and Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Development Ekaterina Zaharieva in Brussels.

On Monday, the Bulgarian Ministry of Economy and Energy ordered all work on the South Stream gas pipeline project to be halted until it brought in compliance with the European Commission’s requirements.

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Source: Itar-Tass, 2014

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