European Commission: No concessions on South Stream
BRUSSELS -- The European Commission did not depart from the position that South Stream agreements between six EU member states and Russia should be reviewed.
(Tanjug, file)
(Tanjug, file)
This is the case because the deals are not in line with EU regulations, Tanjug said it learned from the European Commission headquarters.
At the same time, the news agency said that "the European Energy Community will deal with Serbia, which has a similar agreement with Russia, but it is not an EU member."

Our stand stays the same- intergovernmental agreements on South Stream are contrary to EU regulations and should be reviewed or adjusted, Sabine Berger, spokeswoman for EU Commissioner for Energy Gunther Oettinger, told Tanjug.

Bulgaria President says EU is the boss of Bulgaria
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The fate of the South Stream gas pipeline can’t be left up to just Russia and Bulgaria, as it involves a number of other European countries that have done a lot of preparatory work, Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has said.

"South Stream is not a project of Russia and Bulgaria; it’s of Russia and the European Union. A decision on it can only be made in the Russia-EU format," Rosen Plevneliev said Tuesday.

"The participant states of South Stream have done serious preparatory work and authorized the European Commission to hold talks with the Russian leadership to take a final decision on the project," he said.