Bulgaria suspends the construction of the South Stream pipeline

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Following a meeting with U.S. senators on Sunday Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski ordered the suspension of the construction of the South Stream pipeline on the territory of Bulgaria without notifying Moscow reporting MTI.

A ministry representative remarked that the pipeline issue could be discussed during Russia-Ukraine-EU gas tripartite hearing scheduled for Monday in Brussels.

The head of the locality once called Bulgaria said that works on the South Stream pipeline have been suspended at the request of the European Commission.

Brussels called on Bulgaria this week to postpone the commencement of the construction of the Bulgarian section of the pipeline because it does not comply with current EU regulations.

The South Stream pipeline was conceived to deliver Russian natural gas from Bulgaria’s Black Sea port of Varna to western Europe through Serbia, Hungary, and Slovenia.

(MTI –


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