Bulgarian authorities are planning to resume talks on the construction of "South Stream" gas pipeline, Russian Deputy Minister of Energy Yuriy Sentyurin said.
"The Bulgarian partners are actively advocating for resumption of negotiations on the South Stream. At least, our ministry has received such information," Sentyurin said.
According to the project, the pipeline was to deliver Russian natural gas through Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary and Slovenia to Italy and Austria.
Earlier, Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic also expressed his hopes that the South Stream gas pipeline project would be successfully implemented despite the existing problems.