Serbia disappointed by cancellation of South Stream

Serbia's foreign minister expresses disappointment over the gas pipeline's cancellation.

Serbia disappointed by cancellation of South Stream
World Bulletin/News Desk
 Serbia's foreign minister expressed disappointment Friday with Russia's decision to cancel the proposed South Stream pipeline, which would have transported natural gas from Russia to Europe.

"We are all disappointed about South Stream," Ivica Dacic said, according to the Russian news service TASS. "This is a project that we were all invested in, economically and energetically. Serbia needs this project; it guarantees the energy security of the country."

The pipeline would have passed through Serbia on its way to Austria and other Central European countries.

Dacic spoke in Moscow, where he met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. 

Lavrov said he was "sure that decisions will be made under new conditions," and that "Serbian interests will be taken into account."  

The South Stream pipeline project ran into obstacles from the European Union over building permits and other EU regulations. During an official state visit to Turkey on Dec. 1, Russian president Vladimir Putin said the project had been canceled.  


Güncelleme Tarihi: 19 Aralık 2014, 17:02