IMF confirms recovery of Russia's economy in 2017Business & Economy July 24, 8:47
Russian Interior Ministry to control 13 more new psychotropics, drug-containing plantSociety & Culture July 24, 2:54
MAKS-2017 airshow yields contracts to over $6bln - Russian ministry of industry and tradeBusiness & Economy July 23, 23:48
Russian consumer rights watchdog chief names cities with highest HIV ratesSociety & Culture July 23, 21:41
Serbian filmmaker Kustirica says Crimea’s reunification with Russia is natural processSociety & Culture July 23, 21:40
Israeli embassy in Amman attacked by terrorists, some people wounded - TVWorld July 23, 21:35
Boxing Day on Red Square sets new Guinness recordSport July 23, 8:33
Joseph Dunford says Russia most military capable country of those posing threat to USWorld July 23, 4:57
Russia’s US ambassador Kislyak steps downRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 23, 1:33
THESSALONIKI (Greece), July 4. /TASS/. The speaker of the State Duma, the lower house of Russia’s parliament, said on Monday he regretted that the trilateral project to build the Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline had not been implemented.
"As the talk [at the roundtable discussion] is about Alexandroupolis, the only thing left is to express regret that this global project of the three countries - Greece, Bulgaria and Russia - to lay an oil pipeline from Burgas to Alexandroupolis has not been implemented," Naryshkin said.
The State Duma speaker spoke at a roundtable discussion in Thessaloniki on the historical and cultural aspects of Russian-Greek relations.
"Unfortunately, the European Union has made a decision contrary to the interests of the EU member states. But this matter weighs on their conscience," the Russian diplomat said.
The agreement on the construction of the construction of the Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline was signed between Russia, Greece and Bulgaria on March 15, 2007.
The pipeline was expected to run from the Bulgarian city of Burgas on the Black Sea coast to the Greek city of Alexandroupolis on the coast of the Aegean Sea.
The pipeline was designed to ensure Russian crude oil deliveries to the port of Alexandroupolis across Bulgaria, bypassing the Turkish Straits of the Bosporus and the Dardanelles.
The 285 km pipeline was expected to pump 35 million tons of oil annually with the subsequent expansion of its capacity to 50 million tons.
In December 2011, the Bulgarian government announced about its decision to exit the project. The Bulgarian parliament made a decision by a majority of votes to terminate an inter-governmental project on the oil pipeline construction.