Bulgaria to Scrap Belene NPP - Report

Energy | March 28, 2012, Wednesday // 13:15|  views

Ivo Indzhev is pictured here in a photo dated July 2010 with his latest book “A President on the Edge”, which deals in a stinging way with Socialist President Georgi Parvanov. Photo by BGNES

Bulgaria will officially cancel the Belene Nuclear Power Plant project on Wednesday, according to a report.

"Prime Minister Borisov called me at 12:20 today and told me that the Belene NPP project is canceled," journalist Ivo Indzhev wrote in his blog on Wednesday.

Bulgaria keeps holding its breath because it is anticipated that Prime Minister Boyko Borisov will inform Wednesday the members of the Cabinet about the content of the conversation during the regularly scheduled Council of Ministers meeting.

It is also expected that the PM will apprise the Parliamentary Economy Committee later during the day, but this talk will be held behind closed doors.

The PM declined appearing in the Parliament for a hearing on the fate of the project.

Ivo Indzhev is one of the most respected Bulgarian journalists with a long career both as correspondent and editor-in-chief. He had also worked as commentator for Radio Free Europe.

In 2000-2006, Indzhev was the anchor of a popular political talk show on the largest private TV channel in Bulgaria, bTV. Allegedly, he was fired for asking President Georgi Parvanov, who was running for reelection at the time, whether the latter received an apartment from another politician as a present. Subsequently, he has been active with his blog ivo.bg.

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