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SOFIA, February 19 (Itar-Tass) – The fate of nuclear reactors for the Belene plant can be solved via a negotiating process, escaping litigations, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov said on Tuesday.
“We must take efforts to find a solution but not indulge in litigations trying to settle a billion-euro dispute,” he told a news conference. Disputes in court of arbitration will require considerable sums to be paid to lawyers in Paris and Geneva, he added.
The Bulgarian prime minister said he hoped to pay a visit to Moscow in the near future to negotiate the sale of reactors built for the Belene nuclear plant project. “We shall sell these reactors along with Russia or will discuss prospects for the construction of the seventh unit for the Kozloduy nuclear plant,” he noted.
Bulgaria has revoked its plans to continue the construction of a nuclear plant in Belene, although specialized equipment, including reactors, have already been ordered and built under the projects.