About: South Stream

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Energy 15-01-2015

Šef?ovi? ‘very surprised’ at Russia’s decision to cut EU gas supply via Ukraine

EU Energy Commissioner Maroš Šef?ovi? said he was 'very surprised' after Russia announced it would shift all its gas transit from Ukraine to Turkey, and that EU customers should buy this gas at the border with Greece.
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Energy 17-09-2014

Commission warns Serbia over South Stream construction: EU law must be respected

The European Commission warned Serbia on Wednesday that it must respect EU law 'if they make business in Europe', after a Gazprom official said that the construction of the Serbian stretch of the South Stream gas pipeline will start in October.
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Energy 21-08-2014

We’d expect Bulgaria to suspend construction of South stream gas pipeline, Commission says

The European Commission said on Thursday that it was aware of a video published by EURACTIV's partner in Bulgaria Dnevnik, showing that room is made at the Varna harbour in Bulgaria for the pipes to be used for the construction of the South Stream gas pipeline.
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Energy 28-05-2014

Barroso warns Bulgaria on South Stream case: ‘We will act’

Speaking after EU leaders met in Brussels on Tuesday to discuss the aftermath of the European elections, Commission President José Manuel Barroso said that the EU executive would impose infringements on Bulgaria regarding the Gazprom-favoured South Stream pipeline, the construction of which is about to begin in breach with EU laws.
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Energy 12-12-2013

Oettinger takes the lead in legal spat with Russia over South Stream

Following a meeting with the energy ministers of seven countries through the territory of which the South Stream pipeline is planned to pass, Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger announced today (12 December) that the EU executive will be their advocate to make sure that their bilateral agreements with Russia respect EU law.
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Energy 06-12-2013

Caught in South Stream trap, EU countries seek EU help

Six EU countries are in "a mess" with the bilateral deals they signed with Russia to build the South Stream gas pipeline, Bulgaria being the most desperate to get EU help to sort out the legal mess it has got itself into, Commission officials told EURACTIV. Marlene Holzner, spokesperson to Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger strongly denied on Friday that the EU executive has had knowledge from a long time of the intergovernmental agreements (IGAs) with the six EU countries (Bulgaria, Hungary, Greece, Slovenia, Croatia, Austria) and with Serbia.