On Tuesday, the platform Castoro Sei, which will lay the pipes for South Stream in its maritime section, solemnly passed by the NATO naval base in Atiya and docked at the port of Burgas, as photographed by a Bivol reporter.
According to Bivol insider information, the rent for the sailing behemoth is 500,000 US dollars per day.
Meanwhile, the Bulgarian Capital daily informed that caretaker Minister, Vasil Shtonov, has denied access to South Stream documents, contrary to the declarations of Prime Minister, Georgi Bliznashki, pledging transparency and the promises, made earlier, to the so-called “Protest Network”.
Also on Tuesday, the Russian propaganda radio “Voice of Russia” announced that Bulgaria and Russia are negotiating, with the mediation of EU Energy Commissioner Oettinger, how to circumvent the Third Energy Package, which requires giving access to the pipe to third parties and is formally cited as an obstacle on the part of the European Commission for the launch of the Russian project.
We are yet to find out whether this is an informational bluff, or on the contrary, whether it explains why the project documents are being concealed.
If we add the trimmed strategy “Vision 2020”, from which the text about Russian threat for Bulgaria disappeared, the question of who does the caretaker government “Bliznashki” belong to is finding the right answer.
To Putin, who else?
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