Sofia Winning The European Energy Game

The Bulgarian government finally divorced itself from the Belene nuclear power plant after dumping almost a billion dollars into the project. The decision was expected given Sofia's new-found reluctance to deal with Russia on most energy projects. At the same time, however, the government has shown that you can have your Russian cake and eat it too because, as it was balking on the nuclear power plant, it was giving priority status to Russia's natural gas pipeline for Europe, South Stream. Prime Minister Boiko Borisov said the Bulgarian economy…

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