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Belgium: TTE Council arrive for South Stream discussion01:05

Belgium: TTE Council arrive for South Stream discussion

Belgium, Brussels
December 9, 2014 at 04:13 GMT +00:00 · Published

Members of the EU's Transport, Telecommunications and Energy (TTE) Council arrived at the Justus Lipsius building in Brussels Tuesday to discuss the latest developments regarding the South Stream pipeline.

A number of EU member states involved in the talks are directly affected by the fate of the South Stream project which was designed to carry gas from Russia to Italy via Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary and Austria.

Russia has distanced itself from the South Stream discussion after President Putin announced on December 1 that the project would be terminated. Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told journalists on Monday that "we are not members of the European Union, and we are not planning to take part in the meeting."

Also on the TTE Council's agenda is a proposal to create an internal energy market within the EU that connects all electricity and gas grids within the bloc.

Belgium: TTE Council arrive for South Stream discussion01:05
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Members of the EU's Transport, Telecommunications and Energy (TTE) Council arrived at the Justus Lipsius building in Brussels Tuesday to discuss the latest developments regarding the South Stream pipeline.

A number of EU member states involved in the talks are directly affected by the fate of the South Stream project which was designed to carry gas from Russia to Italy via Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary and Austria.

Russia has distanced itself from the South Stream discussion after President Putin announced on December 1 that the project would be terminated. Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told journalists on Monday that "we are not members of the European Union, and we are not planning to take part in the meeting."

Also on the TTE Council's agenda is a proposal to create an internal energy market within the EU that connects all electricity and gas grids within the bloc.