Crimean crisis not to affect talks on South Stream - EC spokeswoman

March 13, 2014

The situation in Crimea has no impact on the talks between European Commission and Russian experts on the South Stream project, said Sabine Berger, spokeswoman to European Commissioner for Energy Gunther Oettinger, Itar-Tass reported on March 12.

“Talks have not been frozen. They continue at a technical level,” Berger said.

Commenting on Oettinger’s statement saying the talks with Russia would be suspended, the spokeswoman said the European Commission meant political contacts.

The EC and Russia are holding talks to bring intergovernmental agreements on the South Stream gas project in line with the EU third energy package.

Copyright: Itar-Tass, 2014