President Plevneliev: Bulgarian government must prove it can keep to EU rules

Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev has said that the government must prove by its actions that Bulgaria knows how to carry out large infrastructure projects in Europe in line with European Union rules.

Plevneliev also reiterated his call for transparency around the South Stream gas pipeline project, saying that it should implemented according to EU rules, not in a “fictional, imagined world of haziness and confusion”.

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The Bulgarian head of state was speaking to reporters during a visit to Warsaw for celebrations of 25 years of freedom in Poland, and his comments came against a background of news that the European Commission had 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.

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