The European Commission will establish a working group to search for alternatives "South stream""
The European Commission establishes an ad hoc working group with representatives of the EU, which was to go South stream, to discuss the implications of Russia's refusal from the construction of the pipeline, said Tuesday the Deputy Chairman of the EC, Maros Sefcovic, reports "Interfax"."I invited the energy Ministers of these countries in meeting long before it became known about Russia's decision to abandon the project. Today there was an initial very short exchange of views," he said Tuesday at a press conference following the meeting.The Deputy head of the European Commission stressed that for a project of this scale it is very important that it complies with the EU legislation, and it will be a constant requirement for any such project, who in this world would not propose to build in the EU.According to him, the energy Ministers of the countries involved in South stream, so far, limited information exchange."We learned about Russia from the media, and so far the EU has not received official notification of this. Therefore, it is important for me was to hear the information and opinions of the Ministers of these countries," continued Sefcovic."After that, I would like to discuss the specific situation of each country, its problems, priorities and possible alternatives.