THE DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER EKATERINA ZAHARIEVA WILL MEET WITH GÜNTHER OETTINGER IN BRUSSELS

The Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Policy Ekaterina Zaharieva is leaving for two days on a visit to Brussels, accompanied by the Minister of Economy and Energy Vasil Shtonov. During their visit to the Belgian capital, they will meet with the Vice President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Energy Günther Oettinger, as well as with representatives of the "Energy" General Directorate in the EC.

The talks will be focused on the need for reforms to stabilize the energy sector in Bulgaria.  Among the topics for discussion are also expected to be the status of important infrastructure energy projects, the risks to our country from possible suspension of natural gas supplies from Russia, and the need for greater coherence and partnership between the Member states of the EU in the energy field.