South Stream 'Not Yet Halted' - Bulgaria EconMin
Monday, 08 December 2014
Bulgaria's Economy Minister Bozhidar Lukarski announced on Sunday Sofia is still waiting for an official notice saying the South Stream project is over.
Lukarski told Darik Radio it was not yet clear how much the country would lose if the project is really scrapped. In his words, Russian President Vladimir Putin's estimate of 400 billion euros is "an ephemeral number".
The minister called for conformity of the project to EU rules.
A number of Russian officials have already asserted South Stream is deemed over in Moscow, but the EU Commission is still adamant it should carry out talks with member countries that are parties to the project. The meeting is due on December 9.