The "South Stream" pipeline not to be re-classified into an "industrial pipeline" – the Minister of the Economy of Bulgaria.

The "South Stream" pipeline will not be re-classified into an "industrial pipeline", Vasil Shtonov, the Minister of the Economy and Energy of Bulgaria, stated at the briefing, to PressOrg (

According to him it is an attempt to bring the pipeline under the European legislation by the previous government.

According to Shtonov’s statement in order to start construction the "South Stream" pipeline project it should fully comply with the European legislation.

Shtonov also added that the Castoro Seibu platform has arrived into the country, which will deal with the piping in the Black Sea, and not in the territory of Bulgaria.

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