Bulgarian Minister of Energy Temenuzhka Petkova said at an informal meeting of EU Energy Ministers in Tallinn that the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the first half of 2018 will lay particular emphasis on strengthening the EU’s cooperation with the Western Balkans and building necessary energy infrastructure between those countries.
On the sidelines of the Tallinn forum, Minister Petkova held separate sessions with the delegations of Germany, Austria and Poland where she presented the energy priorities of the upcoming Bulgarian EU Presidency. She stressed that Bulgaria will press ahead with the ‘energy package’ and will push for the adoption of the dossiers about energy efficiency and the energy parameters of buildings. The country supports the European Commission’s aspiration to minimize the administrative burden in managing the Energy Union and share the view that the Energy Union should take account of the specific conditions in the individual member states and should be based on the principle of equality.
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Tags: Bulgaria, coopreation, electricity, gas, Western Balkans