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Joint Press Statement on gas infrastructure priorities

EU News 491/2014

Brussels, 09 December 2014

Today representatives of Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Romania and Slovenia (hereinafter as: Member States) as well as European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič have met to discuss gas infrastructure priorities for Central- and South-Eastern Europe.

Member States directly concerned and the Vice-President discussed the announcement by the Russian Federation and Gazprom to stop the South Stream project. Member States directly concerned took note of the currently unofficial nature of this announcement and invited the Vice-President to clarify the situation with the Russian side. All Member States agreed that the EU must remain strongly committed to integrating Central and South-Eastern European gas markets and diversifying gas suppliers, sources and routes. This is also a key objective of the Energy Union, one of the priority projects of the new Commission.

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Visit of representatives from EU countries involved in the 'South Stream' project to the EC. Group photo: Maroš Šefčovič, 3rd from the left Date: 09/12/2014 Reference: P-027056/00-01 Location: Brussels - EC/Berlaymont (C)EU, 2014 URL