The head of Russian energy company Gazprom, Alexei Miller, will arrive for an official visit to Croatia on July 9, during which he is expected to meet with Croatian President Ivo Josipovic and Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic.
During these meetings, the Russian and Croatian sides will discuss a number of energy issues and those that will surely be on the table are the Russian participation in the exploration and exploitation of oil and gas from the Adriatic continental reservoirs in Croatia, the South Stream pipeline and the future of oil company INA.
According to Russian news agencies, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev suggested to the Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic to build a regional energy node in Serbia. Under this proposal, Serbia will serve as a crossroad of the future South Stream pipelines to Croatia, Republika Srpska, Kosovo and FYR Macedonia.
Medvedev made this proposal to Serbian prime minister at a meeting in Moscow where Vucic also met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. At the same time the U.S. is offering Croatia to become an energy hub.
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