Hungarian Minister Proposes Greece-Macedonia-Serbia Gas Pipeline as South Stream Alternative

Business » ENERGY | January 15, 2015, Thursday // 16:52
Bulgaria: Hungarian Minister Proposes Greece-Macedonia-Serbia Gas Pipeline as South Stream Alternative Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto (L), and Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic (R), during their meeting in Belgrade, Serbia, 14 January 2015. Photo by EPA/BGNES

The construction of a gas pipeline from Greece via Macedonia and Serbia to Hungary would be an alternative to the cancelled South Stream project, according to Peter Szijjarto, Hungary’s Foreign Minister.

Speaking after a Wednesday meeting with Serbian Deputy Prime Minister Zoran Mihajlovic in Belgrade, Szijjarto noted that an alternative gas supply route could go from Greece through Macedonia and Serbia to Hungary.

Stressing that the cancellation of the South Stream gas pipeline project had been bad news to Serbia and Hungary, he noted that the countries had no choice but to come up with a new solution.

Szijjarto, as cited by B92 News, informed that he would discuss an alternative gas supply route with Turkish officials in about 10 days.

He said he would discuss with European officials early next week the possibility of the European Commission including a project aimed at improving energy security in its investment package.

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