In Serbia, Bulgarian FM insists South Stream will resume in a few weeks time

Kristian Vigenin, foreign minister in the Bulgarian Socialist Party government that will resign within the next couple of weeks, has insisted during a visit to the Serbian capital Belgrade that construction of the South Stream pipeline will continue in a few weeks’ time.

Bulgaria’s government halted work on South Stream after the European Commission informed it of an infringement procedure against Bulgaria because of concerns about the awarding to a company of the contract to build the land section of South Stream.

Speaking after meeting Serbian foreign minister Ivica Dačić, Vigenin said that Bulgaria was in constant dialogue with the EC about the project requirements and hoped to be given clarification in the coming weeks.

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(Photo: Bulgarian Foreign Ministry)