The South Stream gas pipeline is suffering from the “Belene syndrome” – despite uncertainty about the project’s progress, the “expenditure” is clearly on the rise. We are constantly being told that the […]
Bulgaria’s Economy Ministry said on August 19 that it will ask the country’s prosecutor’s office to investigate the equity hike carried out by S ...
Despite its protestations to the contrary, Bulgaria’s now-departed Plamen Oresharski administration appears to have nudged on the project to build t ...
Bulgaria’s outgoing economy minister Dragomir Stoynev said on August 1 that the controversial decision to sell state land to the South Stream projec ...
In meetings with visiting Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov on July 7, Bulgarian officials trotted out the by-now-familiar line about Sofia’s continued interest in building the South Stream gas pipeline, […]
Austrian oil and gas company OMV and Russia’s Gazprom signed on June 24 an agreement to build a branch of the South Stream gas pipeline to Austria, a move that […]
The future of the South Stream pipeline in Bulgaria remains muddled, with parliamentary hearings of Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski and Economy Minister Dragomir Stoynev on June 13 offering little clarity into […]
The European Commission has formally launched infringement proceedings against Bulgaria over its choice of a contractor to build the land section of the South Stream pipeline in the country, reports […]
Outgoing European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso said that the EC was planning to begin infringement proceedings against Bulgaria for breaching EU laws in its agreements on the Kremlin-backed South […]
Bulgarian Foreign Minister Kristian Vigenin has re-iterated Sofia’s commitment to the South Stream gas pipeline, saying that Bulgaria will do everything possible to ensure that the pipeline is built. Vigenin […]