Sociologist Kancho Stoychev: Bulgaria must unblock Belene NPP project as soon as possible and create favourable conditions for potential investors25 May 2018 | 12:50 | FOCUS News Agency
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Prime Minister Boyko Borissov: We are only concerned about what the Bulgarian taxpayer has already paid for Belene NPP23 May 2018 | 12:20 | FOCUS News Agency
Sofia. We are only concerned about what the Bulgarian taxpayer has already paid for Belene NPP, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said at the beginning of today’s meeting of the government, Focus News Agency reports. He said that the state was unable to sell the equipment and would negotiate for the project without any obligation for power purchase or state guarantee as previously said by Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova. The state could participate in a joint venture to the extent of what has already been spent on the project, with the corresponding stake. The government needs a mandate from the Parliament for negotiations, otherwise equipment worth billions would be destroyed by time, Borissov added. “In order to send Tomislav Donchev or Temenuzhka Petkova to negotiate, they first must have the proper mandate. I cannot understand this hysteria. If we do not negotiate, will we not have the opposite hysteria,” the prime minister said.Open in new tab