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Bulgaria Prepares Government Backed Funding for South Stream

Despite proclaiming that is has suspended all work on the South Stream pipeline, the Bulgarian government have been moving ahead to ensure that funding is in place to start construction on the portion on the pipeline which will cross through its territory after emerging from the Black Sea at Varna. Earlier...

Bulgaria Strives for the Establishment of a New Gas Corridor

Bulgaria's energy policy has been mostly commented on with regards to its Black Sea endeavours, namely the South Steam pipeline project and its own research and exploration investments. As of late, the East Med option is gaining ground in the country, albeit as a supplementary energy corridor that could...

Political Crisis in Bulgaria Linked to South Stream

On 10 June the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), which is in the government coalition, granted its consent for a snap election to be held. The crisis inside the coalition coincided with the climax in the dispute between Bulgaria and the European Commission concerning the compliance of the Bulgarian section...

The “South Stream” Train Stops in the Balkans

The European Commission infringement proceedings against Bulgaria, in breach of EU law over the choice of constructor of the South Stream gas pipeline, shows the determination of the EU institutions in the implementation of anti-trust policy and the liberalisation of the energy market. However, even...

Bulgaria Halts Construction of South Stream Pipeline

Facing increasing criticism from European Union, Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski has ordered to a halt to the construction of the Bulgarian section of South Stream Gas Pipeline. "I have ordered all work to be stopped. We will decide on further developments following consultations with Brussels," Mr.

Energy Security in Central and Eastern Europe

The countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) have an opportunity to transform Europe’s current energy order. As seen through the American experience, the development of untapped energy resources from shale gas in Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Ukraine is possible through hydraulic fracturing...

South Stream in Bulgaria: Closing the Gap

Clearly, lawmakers in Bulgaria would like the South Stream pipeline to be built, as evidenced by their recent amendment to the country's Energy Act, which, if it passes a second reading, would reclassify the offshore marine section of the pipeline in the Black Sea as an interconnector, a move that some...

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