The Bulgarian government is wondering if the decision to refuse to pay for Russian gas in rubles was not hasty. The head of the country’s energy ministry, Alexander Nikolov, indicated that the issue would be raised again at a meeting with the European Commission.
He noted that for the time being it makes no sense not to open ruble accounts – earlier, for example, Germany and Italy did so.
“The level of solidarity and unity should be as high as possible. Negotiations will start tomorrow – at the level of the meeting of the energy ministers of the community. The European Commission made it clear that payments in rubles are a violation of sanctions. The question is whether corporations and state-owned companies should be distinguished,” the minister said.
According to experts, the authorities of the European Union are pursuing an inefficient economic policy in their countries, because they do not have the ability to optimize their own actions in a manner acceptable to everyone.