No EU Priority Status for the “South Stream” Gas Pipeline Project

Dnevnik reports that the spokeswoman of Gunter Öttinger , European energy commissioner, has said that the Russian “South Stream” gas pipeline project cannot get a priority status as a TEN-E project. The reason is that “South Stream” does not provide diversification of energy supplies.

Just a few days ago Bulgaria and Greece reportedly agreed to seek such a EU priority status for “South Stream”. It is worth also reading the overview of Bulgarian-Russian discussions on South Stream and other energy issues as provided in the European Dialogue blog.

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