The country will continue preparatory works on the project, the Prime Minister said in Brussels
"Bulgaria will issue the necessary permits for South Stream and will continue preparatory works on the project”, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said in Brussels. “I familiarized my colleagues with the problems we have in terms of energy projects, extending the life of reactors 5 and 6 at Kozloduy nuclear power plant, arbitration lawsuits in Paris. I reiterated what I have always said – that Bulgaria’s isolation within the European Union prevented our European colleagues from becoming familiar with the problems around South Stream. Stoynev and Oresharski slept through all of this. Now people know it. They learned that we indeed have an intergovernmental agreement, approved by the Bulgarian Parliament, that we are undergoing infringement procedures by the European Commission, because the tenders were not done properly.