ECONOMY

Bulgaria set for pipeline talks in Moscow

A worker is seen checking pipelines at an oil refinery in this file photo. Plans to build a pipeline to transport Russian oil from Bulgaria’s port of Burgas to Greece’s Alexandroupoli may be soon back on track after a report that a Bulgarian delegation will hold talks in Moscow on the project next month. Its planned construction became complicated in July when top Bulgarian government officials made contradictory statements on energy projects with Russia, including the rejection of plans to participate in the construction of the Burgas-Alexandroupoli line. An official representative of Russia’s oil pipeline monopoly Transneft told Russian news agency RIA Novosti yesterday that a Bulgarian delegation will hold talks in Moscow on September 8-9 on construction of the pipeline. Bulgaria’s Deputy Prime Minister Simeon Djankov will head the delegation, RIA Novosti reported.