Bulgarian Economy Minister: both Bulgaria, Romania to profit from South Stream

Both Bulgaria and Romania might profit from South Stream, stated Bulgarian economy minister Traikov, commenting on views that the two countries are competing for a place in the Russian project.

Speaking in an interview for the Bulgarian National Radio, Traikov stated that there are many opportunities for the route of the South Stream pipe and that there are possibilities for branches from the main route that can lead to neighboring countries like Romania.

Friday Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller came to Bulgaria to negotiate details on South Stream, before which he visited Romania and signed important memoranda that renewed speculations about a possible competition between the two neighboring countries.

Minister Traikov commented that the document signed in Bucharest is the same as the one signed by Bulgaria back in 2008 and that Bulgaria is at a much more advanced stage in negotiations with the Russian party than Romania.

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