In the latest swirl of statements, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has declared that the government will certainly build the second Bulgarian nuclear power plant in Belene.
"Of course, we are going to build Belene, why wouldn't we!" Borisov told the bTV channel Sunday night even though he has stated numerous times that the troubled project for the Belene nuke is not a sure thing.
The past week has indicated that the Bulgarian government and the state National Electric Company NEK on the one hand and the Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and its subsidiary Atomstroyexport on the other keep failing to agree on a final price for the construction of the NPP.
Under the present arrangements, the 2000-MW Belene NPP is supposed to be built by Rosatom's subsidiary Atomstroyexport. However, Bulgaria and Russia continue to haggle over the price with Russia asking for EUR 6.3 B and Bulgaria willing to pay as little as EUR 5B. /Source: Sofia News Agency/