European common energy market, energy union are priorities for Bulgaria – Foreign Minister

The creation of a European common energy market and an energy union is one of Bulgaria’s key priorities, Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov said in an interview with public broadcaster Bulgarian National Radio.

“We have to build connections between EU member countries to make sure we achieve greater diversification of natural gas supplies,” Mitov said in the interview, which took place 12 days after Russian president Vladimir Putin said on December 1 that state-owned gas monopoly Gazprom would shelve plans to build the South Stream gas pipeline under the Black Sea.

Mitov said that the European Union should create a liberalised market that would work to lower the prices of energy resources.

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