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    Bulgaria to stop work on South Stream pipeline due to EU concerns

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    Bulgaria’s prime minister has said work will not resume on the Russian-led South Steam gas pipeline until clearance is received from the European Commission.

    The US and the EU are concerned by Bulgaria’s choice of a Russian consortium to build its section of the project.

    Bulgaria’s decision could inflame tensions between Russia and the EU.

    The 28-nation bloc’s executive arm last week asked the Balkan country to suspend work on the project pending a decision on whether it complies with EU law.