Bulgarian Energy Minister: Belene Nuke Game Gets Tougher
The Bulgarian Economy and Energy Minister, Traicho Traikov, vowed once again to never accept an unfavorable deal regarding plans to build a second Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in the Danube town of Belene.
Traikov confirmed Borisov's accusations the previous cabinet did not agree with the Russians on the inflation index, pointing out the former rulers chose to leave the tough negotiations to their successors.
The Minister declared he had 15 years of experience in concluding major deals and unlike professional politicians, who only know how to give advice, he would not allow the State to incur losses.
According to Traikov, hints the Russian state energy company Rosatom may drop its project to build Belene, such as the publication of the French daily La Tribune, are an obvious attempt to exert pressure on Bulgarian authorities.
"The game is getting tougher, so expect more and more rumors and tales," the Minister concluded.
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