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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...

Amendments to the Bulgarian Energy Act Pushed by Gazprom, Evidence Suggests

The Reformist Block unveiled evidence from official papers signed between the Bulgarian Energy Holding and Gazprom which suggests that amendments exempting the marine part of South Stream from the Third energy package were forged outside Bulgaria The Reformist Block, a democratic formation gathering...

Black Sea Natural Gas Sector in the Spotlight

A series of developments are gathering pace in the southwest Black Sea, not far from the dramatic political events in Ukraine and Crimea. A convergence of gas-related interests between Bulgaria, Turkey and Russia seems to be emerging as well as the likelihood of a new natural gas corridor and hub en...

South Stream: Gains for Bulgaria, Gains for Europe

At a stakeholders event in Varna, Bulgaria (organized by the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce), representatives of both domestic and regional industry groups gathered to discuss the benefits of the South Stream pipeline project for the Balkan region. Speakers from Bulgaria, Serbia and Hungary also helped...

Waiting for the Great Gas Cutoff

European countries from Germany and Poland to Italy and Turkey now need to ensure they have emergency plans in place to deal with a possible cut-off of Russian gas supplies. At risk are the roughly one-fifth of their supplies delivered via pipelines through Ukraine, and even greater volumes if other...

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