All posts tagged South Stream

August 20, 2014, by Ilian Vassilev

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 […]

South Stream's official start was marked with a welding ceremony in Anapa, on Russia's Black Sea coast, on December 7 2012. Photo:

Bulgaria demands prosecutor inquest after South Stream equity hike

August 19, 2014, by Alex Bivol

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 ...


New controversy engulfs South Stream pipeline project in Bulgaria – updated

August 7, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

Despite its protestations to the contrary, Bulgaria’s now-departed Plamen Oresharski administration appears to have nudged on the project to build t ...


Bulgaria confident South Stream will get EC approval – minister

August 1, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s outgoing economy minister Dragomir Stoynev said on August 1 that the controversial decision to sell state land to the South Stream projec ...

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    Bulgaria still keen on South Stream, Russian FM Lavrov told
    July 7, 2014, by Alex Bivol

    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, […]

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    Austria, Russia sign South Stream deal
    June 24, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

    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 […]

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    Bulgarian PM offers little clarity on South Stream status
    June 13, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

    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 […]

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    Bulgaria facing EU sanctions over South Stream – Barroso
    May 28, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

    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 […]

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    Bulgaria remains fully committed to South Stream – minister
    April 23, 2014, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    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 […]