On Bulgarian, Slovakian Proposal, European Council to Discuss Energy Market
Thursday, 19 November 2015
On the proposal of Bulgaria and Slovakia, the EU General Affairs Council have decided to put the energy market on its December agenda, Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Kouneva told Bulgarian reporters Wednesday.
Bulgaria and Slovakia are the two EU member states that are the most dependent on the import of Russian gas, Kuneva said. "We want equal treatment of the European legislation in respect of the North Stream and South Stream pipelines," she added arguing that the same high standards in terms of legislation compliance that applied to South Stream, should apply to all other cases.
The state and government leaders will also discuss in December the talks with the UK and migration. "Nobody denies the exreme importance of the UK in the EU but most countries will not support a change of the freedom of movement of labour," Kuneva said adding that certainly support from Bulgaria and other Eastern European countries is out of the question.