This is the full text of the Final Declaration of the Sofia Energy Summit, "Natural Gas for Europe.
The Bulgarian President Parvanov emphasized Friday that the Russian energy giant must respect Bulgaria's sovereignty.
Russia Energy Minister, Sergey Shmatko, declared Saturday that gas prices of the "South Stream" line would be lower than those of "Nabucco".
Bulgaria is going to receive natural gas supplies forom Egypt, Bulgaria's Energy Minister, Petar Dimitrov, announced Saturday.
Russia's Energy Minister, Sergey Shmatko, said Friday in Sofia it was too early to compare the competitiveness of the South Stream and Nabucco gas transit pipelines.
Bulgaria had requested about a week ago a new, more favorable contract with Russia's "Gazprom".
Bulgaria has the potential to become the main distributor of natural gas for the entire Southeastern Europe and the Black sea region.
Bulgaria will sign the South Stream gas pipeline contract next week during PM Sergey Stanishev visit to Moscow.
The South Stream gas pipeline will begin functioning in 2015, Russia's Energy Minister, Sergey Shmatko, said Thursday.
Most of Sofia city center will be blocked off over the arrival of VIP guests for the two-day energy forum starting Friday.
The coastal town of Pomorie will hold on May 16 a referendum asking its residents to vote in favour or against plans for an oil pipeline passing through the municipality.
Bulgaria's rightist opposition urged parliament to impose a moratorium on the contract for Russian funding for the country's second nuclear power plant of Belene,
Bulgaria President Georgi Parvanov has stressed that Bulgaria will be a key figure in allowing large scale European natural gas projects to be realized.
The Czech EU presidency is to invite five leaders to a summit promoting the non-Russian Nabucco gas pipeline project.
Varna is likely to become the natural gas hub of Bulgaria, Petar Dimitrov, Minister for Economy and Energy announced while in the coastal city.
Russian Gazprombank is named to extend an export credit to Bulgaria's national power grid operator (NEK) for the construction of the Belene nuclear power plant.
Gazprom will sign agreements with Bulgaria, Serbia and Greece for its new South Stream gas pipeline to Europe this year, the deputy director of the Russian energy giant told Vesti TV channel.
Turkey's CCG, part of the Ceylan conglomerate, has wrapped up talks for the sale of its 30.1% stake in the joint venture set up to implement the long-delayed hydropower project at Gorna Arda river in Bulgaria, a government official said.
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