EP to Vote Resolution Against South Stream

Business » ENERGY | April 17, 2014, Thursday // 10:34
Bulgaria: EP to Vote Resolution Against South Stream The European Parliament. Photo by EPA/BGNES

The European Parliament is due to vote a resolution aimed at halting construction of the South Stream gas pipeline project.

EP's move will come as a response to the ongoing destabilization in Ukraine, in which Kiev and the West argue Russia has a role, the Bulgarian National Radio has reported.

A draft resolution has been already prepared, condemning Russia's alleged actions and recommending economic sanctions to energy entities and measures to reduce European fuel dependency on Russia.

Groups of the EPP, the socialists, liberals, greens and conservatives have jointly worked on the document, but the it was revealed that the socialists were unsure how to behave at the upcoming plenary session vote.

Bulgaria has vowed to continue work on the South Stream, despite the EU's previous announcement that negotiations with Moscow over the project would be frozen due to Russia's stance on the situation in Ukraine.

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