Serbia: Energy minister Mihajlovic confirms the warning letter from EU on South Strem deal

9. January 2014. / News Serbia Energy

Energy Minister Zorana Mihajlovic confirmed that only few days ago  she saw the letter of the European Energy Community, sent in 2010 to the then Energy Minister Petar Skundric, which warns of possible problems in the signing of an agreement on the South Stream pipeline.

At a press conference at the premises of the Serbian Napredna Party, Mihajlovic said that harmonization of international agreements on pipeline construction with European regulations is a matter of the Treaty of the European Union and Russia, as well as the EU deal with its members, and only in the end with Serbia.

This does not mean that we are not ready to talk, whatever EU tells us, and that we sit down with partners from the European Commission and Russia, she said.

Mihajlovic said that was emphasized in the debate in the European Parliament that the possible harmonization of regulations does not delay construction of the pipeline, which will take its course.

Mihajlovic said that the Serbian government has not received any warning or a letter from the EU, but two days ago she has received a copy of the letter from the Secretary-General of the European Energy Community sent in 2010, which warns that it is not all agreed.

Source; Serbia Energy

Download as PDF :

Download PDF