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    The Russian Energy Ministry on Monday said it received no official offers from Bulgaria on forming a working group to resume work on the South Stream gas pipeline.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov said earlier that Bulgaria and Russia have agreed to create working groups on resuming Russia's energy projects in the country, including South Stream, which was planned to bring Russian gas through the Black Sea into Southern and Central Europe.

    "There have been no official offers to the Russian Energy Ministry from the Bulgarian side regarding working groups," the ministry told RIA Novosti.

    South Stream was suspended by Bulgaria at the request of the European Commission in June 2014 as it was deemed non-compliant with the European Union's Third Energy Package, which prohibits companies from both owning the gas and operating the pipeline. Russian President Vladimir Putin officially canceled the project in December 2014.

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    South Stream gas pipeline, Russian Energy Ministry, Boyko Borisov, Bulgaria, Russia
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