Bulgaria Fully Compliant with EU Rules after South Stream Cancellation – Foreign MinisterEnergy | June 21, 2015, Sunday // 12:14| views
Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov, photo by BGNES
Bulgaria ensured compliance with all EU rules after the suspension of the South Stream gas pipeline project, according to Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov.
Mitov’s statement came in response to the signing of the Russian-Greek Memorandum of Understanding on the construction of the Turkish Stream pipeline.
The Turkish Stream gas pipeline project was proposed by Russian President Vladimir Putin in December 2014 alongside the announcement of Russia’s plans to quit the South Stream project.
The South Stream gas pipeline was terminated over its noncompliance with the EU’s Third Energy Package.
“When it comes down to solidarity, we must speak in one voice. How do I explain to the people in Bulgaria that South Stream is impossible and at the same time Turkish Stream in Greece is possible,” Mitov stated at an international energy forum in Bratislava, according to reports of the Bulgarian National Radio.