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Frans Timmermans in Sofia: The EC is not against nuclear energy and natural gas

EC Vice President Frans Timmermans on visit in Sofia, October 15, 2021
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I cannot say whether the date 2040 is good for the closure of the Bulgarian coal-fired power plants until we get acquainted with the country's Recovery Plan. The European Commission has nothing against nuclear energy, but it is more expensive. 

Brussels does not believe that Russia is manipulating the natural gas market, said in an interview with bTV the Vice President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans, who is visiting Sofia.

Timmermans hopes energy prices will fall early next year. 

"The current situation is temporary. If we look at the long term, we see that there is no future in the use of coal," said the EU Commissioner, adding that in the future there will be a mix in the energy production in which there will be a place for natural gas.

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