Bulgaria suspends all work at South Stream gas pipeline

The Bulgarian Economy and Energy Ministry has suspended all work on carrying out the South Stream gas pipeline project until the pipeline is brought into compliance with European law, German broadcaster Deutsche Welle reported.

The Bulgarian Economy and Energy Ministry has suspended all work on carrying out the South Stream gas pipeline project until the pipeline is brought into compliance with European law, German broadcaster Deutsche Welle reported.

According to an official statement published on the ministry's site, in a letter to Bulgaria's energy holding, Minister of Economy and Energy Vasil Shtonov ordered that all activities to carry out the South Stream project, including the signing of contracts, must stop. In addition, the holding must work with the European Commission in bringing the project into full compliance with European law.

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