Serbia has announced about temporary suspension of work on South stream
The authorities of Serbia have to stop for some time works on construction of the gas pipeline " South stream " in connection with the position of Bulgaria in this issue, said the Vice Premier and Minister of transport and infrastructure of the country Zoran Mikhailovich.
" Bulgaria is the center. So, until then, until you have finished dialogues Bulgaria with Brussels and the EU with Russia, are We. Or as long as Russia is not going to change the route. But anyway and the 1st, and the second scenario mean the postponement of work in our country ", - RIA " news " referring to the Belgrade newspaper " Blitz ", which quoted Mikhailovich. On Sunday the Prime Minister of Bulgaria Plamen Oresharski after the meeting with the American congressmen said that he had given the order to stop for a while working on the project " South stream ". At the same meeting, the Republican Senator John Sidney McCain said that " problems " South stream " Bulgaria must solve in cooperation with European colleagues "." We are aware of the situation and would like to be in the " South stream " was less Russian participation, " he added. However, in the Russian energy Ministry said that Moscow until not received any official notifications from Bulgaria. The Ministry is expected to discuss this issue with the European Commission on 9 June. Remember, on Tuesday, the EU has sent an official letter to the Bulgarian authorities, urging them to stop for a while implementation of the project " South stream ". According to the envoy of the EC Antoine, Colombani, the European Commission suspected Bulgaria privileges Russian present tender for the construction of South stream. on may 27, the winner of the tender for the construction of the gas pipeline " South stream " in Bulgaria declared a " Stroytransgaz cartel ", comprised of Russian Company " Stroytransgaz ", controlled by the structures of the Russian billionaire Gennady Timchenko. Stroytransgaz is one of the organizations, which came under the sentence in connection with the situation in Ukraine. on may 28, the head of the EC Jose Manuel Barroso has warned the Prime Minister of Bulgaria Plamen Oresharski that the European Commission will react to violations of the European rules at operation of gas pipeline " South stream ". However, on the next day it was announced that Greece has made the offer to Gazprom to build on its territory branch of the " South stream ".