The European Union is not against the construction of the gas pipeline " South stream ", said on Wednesday, the European energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger, adding that his erection was dismissed at the time.
" But the European Commission as a guarantor of the Union of the law should provide that the project in line with EU regulations. Certain intergovernmental agreement does not correspond to them. We asked the concerned countries, the mandate on negotiations with Russia in order to clarify in the contract and to bring them into congruence with the EU rules ", - noted the member of the Executive Board of the EU, quoted by " information Agency ". Remember, within the governments of Serbia and Bulgaria broke open debate around the " South stream ". Under pressure from the West, and among them the notorious Senator McCain, in Sofia and Belgrade said it was about " freezing " of the project, But later other members of the government disputed the statements colleagues. on may 27, the winner of the tender for the construction of the gas pipeline " South stream " in Bulgaria was declared " Stroytransgaz cartel ", comprised of Russian Company " Stroytransgaz ", controlled by the structures of the Russian billionaire Gennady Timchenko. Stroytransgaz is one of the organizations, which came Under the sentence in connection with the situation in Ukraine. The head of the opposition party Citizens for European development of Bulgaria Boyko Borisov in case of a victory on elections to the Parliament promised to sever the contract with the company " Stroytransgaz ". on may 28, the head of the EC Jose Manuel Barroso has warned the Prime Minister of Bulgaria Plamen Oresharski that the European Commission will react to violations of the European rules at operation of gas pipeline " South stream ". However, on the next day it was announced that Greece has made the offer to Gazprom to build on its territory branch of the " South stream ". Russian permanent representative to the EU Vladimir Chizhov said that the shares, which the European Union is taking on the South stream ", can be regarded as a " creeping transition to economic sanctions against Russia."