Galab Donev: Next week the interconnector with Greece will have Act 15 – Politics – Bulgaria – In focus with Laura Krumova

Galab Donev: Next week the interconnector with Greece will have Act 15 – Politics – Bulgaria – In focus with Laura Krumova
Galab Donev: Next week the interconnector with Greece will have Act 15 – Politics – Bulgaria – In focus with Laura Krumova

Next week we will have Act 15 of the interconnector with Greece. This was stated by acting Prime Minister Galab Donev in the program “On focus with Laura Krumova”.

“We have not received a response to the invitation to talk with Gazpromexport, nor a refusal to do so. We are looking through Bulgargaz for a way to dialogue. The Minister of Energy is also trying to talk to them, but at the moment we do not have a conversation. In the meantime, we are working to we are diversifying the sources at affordable prices so that people are calm in the winter,” commented the Prime Minister.

According to him, efforts are being made confidently to bring the energy chaos under control. “The winter will be difficult, but we are making absolutely every effort to ensure that citizens and businesses are guaranteed the supply of gas, fuel and other necessary goods. We are working towards having concrete measures to fight inflation, something that was not being done. Money was being handed out per kalpak. In Bulgaria, inflation is over 17%, it is unbearable for the citizens. It is double compared to the average in Europe,” he said.

According to him, the energy crisis headquarters met almost every day in the first 10 days. “As soon as it was formed on August 3, the headquarters started working. The options to reach arbitration with Gazprom is if there are no talks. We have sent a request to Gazpromexport to restore supplies under the contract. Bulgaria is not a petitioner, we are equal trading partners who are looking for a way to restore the dialogue”, Donev is categorical.

“The only thing that is causing prices to decrease is the derogation of Russian crude oil. In the short term, we are threatened by the embargo on Russian oil, because we will have nowhere to import this raw material. The refinery in Burgas needs supplies almost every third day.” he clarified.

He also commented on his meeting with the heads of Lukoil in the presidency, which the prime minister did not attend. “At the time the president was holding the meeting, I was in a meeting with the ambassadors of the EU member states. a very fruitful meeting where I presented the cabinet’s priorities. We had a really frank dialogue. We talked about the diversification of gas supplies. They supported us because we are looking for opportunities to guarantee the energy security not only of Bulgaria, but also of the region”, he pointed out.

According to Donev, Mitrofanova’s appearance at the celebrations on September 6 was after an invitation, but there is no information from whom. He assumed that he was from the Plovdiv administration.
“The president bears great responsibility and risk because of the caretaker government. The dismissals are not made because of revenge, but because of omissions,” he explained. Regarding the floods, Donev believes that there have been gaps for years.

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