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The Chinese Industrial Commercial Bank expressed interest in financing the “Belene” Nuclear Power Plant Project
14 December 2016
During a meeting with Prime Minister Boyko Borissov at the Council of Ministers, the Chinese Industrial Commercial Bank expressed interest in financing the commercial project for the construction of the “Belene” Nuclear Power Plant. The meeting was also attended by the Deputy Prime Minister for European Funds and Economic Policy Tomislav Dontchev and the Minister for Energy Temenuzhka Petkova. At the meeting, the Prime Minister highlighted the conditions of the Bulgarian government for the construction of the “Belene” Nuclear Power Plant – the realization of the project should be on a market basis, with no investment from the state and without agreements for long-term purchase of the produced electric energy. The representatives of the Chinese Industrial Commercial Bank confirmed their readiness to finance the project under these conditions. This was made possible after the “National Electric Company” SM JSC paid “Atomstoiexport” JSC the amount of 601 617 133 euro, determined by the arbitration case between the two companies for the produced equipment, and the Russian company decided not to take the interest accumulated after the arbitration decision was announced.
The Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister of Justice, and presidents of the Supreme Court of Cassation and the Supreme Administrative Court presented their positions on the judicial reform to ambassadors of EU member-states and the United States.
After his visit to Vietnam, on the way to Bulgaria, Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski paid a short visit to the city of Samarkand in Uzbekistan. There, the Prime Minister met with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Rustam Azimov. Mr. Oresharski and Mr. Azimov discussed bilateral relations between Bulgaria and Uzbekistan , with a an emphasis on economic issues. The two discussed the upcoming meeting of the Joint Committee of the intergovernmental Commission and political consultations in June this year. Discussed was also the possibility the Bulgarian Prime Minister to visit Uzbekistan before the end of the year.
The repair of the road between Drenovets and Ruzhintsi will begin within a month. The Government has provided BGN 2.7 million to repair the railway overpass on Blvd Pannonia, the Minister of Regional Development says
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Tsvetlin Yovchev announced that he had sent a letter to European Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, in which he responds to her criticism regarding the refugee situation in Bulgaria
Dialogue is the only form of communication and the only way that leads to mutually acceptable solutions, said Deputy Prime Minister Zinaida Zlatanova following the meeting of the National Council for Tripartite Cooperation
The Minister of Foreign Affairs pointed out that Bulgaria supported Ukraine’s EU association but South Stream gas pipeline was important for us so that we did not depend on relations between third parties for the transit of gas
We will work to complete the 31 km highway section connecting the border and Sofia so that we could have a first class road between the two capitals, said the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Information
We have made our aware that Bulgaria needs to receive assistance immediately. Many lies were told about the Ministry of Interior Bill. Sofia Directorate of Interior was a subcontractor for a security company, which is not right, the Minister of Interior said.
It is logical that EC begins direct dialogue with the Russian side to clarify South Stream issues. Bulgarian immigration could not be of any concern for Great Britain, the Minister of Foreign Affairs said.
It is possible to lose money due to financial corrections. It is important to identify those responsible for the errors in order to correct errors as soon as possible and protect national interests, said Minister of Environment and Water
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