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Russia and the European Commission agreed on the principles of the group on the "South Stream"


Deputy Energy Minister Anatoly Yanovsky and CEO of European Energy Dominique Ristori work group agreed on the principles for the resolution of issues relating to the operation in the EU pipeline "South Stream", RIA Novosti reported. "The meeting agreed on the following parameters of the working group: goal of the group is to find a legal framework for the gas pipeline "South Stream" in the EU, which would fulfill the requirements of European legislation, "- said the official representative of EU Energy Commissioner Sabine Berger.Po she said," the main legal issues that will be discussed are the property pipeline volume distribution and regulation of tariffs, given the economic aspects of the pipeline. "was agreed as part of the working group, the parties agreed that the work would begin nemedlenno.Minenergo RF December 6 reported that received an official letter from the European Commission about the need to revise the agreements concluded with the countries transit for the construction of the pipeline. The EC believes that the bilateral agreement on the "South Stream" with a number of European countries - Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Greece, Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia - violate EU law. The Commission expects to revise them. informs IAA .