Tsipras due in Sofia on Monday for talks on energy


Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is due in Sofia on Monday for talks expected to focus on improving cooperation in the energy sector.

Tsipras and his Bulgarian counterpart Boyko Borissov are to jointly chair a session of a bilateral council that is to examine the scope for cooperation in energy and transport and other sectors. The two countries have already participated in the Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria gas pipeline and have agreed to create a liquefied natural gas terminal near Alexandroupoli, northern Greece.

Also on the agenda of talks is the creation of a rail link between Alexandroupoli and the Bulgarian port of Varna.