PM Oresharski: Bulgaria Will Conform With Brussels on South Stream
Bulgaria will conform with the EU requirements on the amendments to the Energy Act, regarding the sea pipeline, said Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski in Varna.
“As far as I know, Bulgaria doesn't have a sea pipeline and the legal framework does not regulate it in any way,” he said. “The discussions between the first and the second reading and the best European practices will be considered.”
According to Oresharski, Bulgaria is expecting comments from the European Commission on the matter and will take them into consideration. “This means that the second reading will conform with the EC comments,” Oresharski said.
The controversy around the amendments to the Energy Act thickened earlier this month, when the opposition Reformist Block claimed they obtained documents, showing that they were made under the suggestion of Russia's Gazprom – owner of the South Stream Transport company.
The Reformist Block referred the matter to the Prosecutor's Office, while deputy energy minister Ivailo Ayolov confirmed that the amendments were “coordinated” with South Stream Transport.
He, however, denied the amendments were drafted under their pressure, initiative or oversight.
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