Bulgaria, Hungary to boost energy cooperation

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Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva met in Brussels with Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó. The two officials have discussed bilateral relations, options for furtherance of cooperation in energy and economy, as well as the prospects of the Western Balkans, the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry has said. Zaharievaand Szijjártó have stated that work on regional energy projects should speed up to allow diversification not only of routes but also of supply sources. The European Commission has already supported Bulgaria’s initiative for the “Balkan” gas hub aimed to contribute into building a competitive and liberalized gas market. Deputy PM Zaharieva has presented plans for creating interconnectors and terminals for liquefied gas in the region.

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