Friday, April 06, 2007

Macedonia presents its energy projects to SEE countries

Macedonia has presented its ongoing energy-related projects and needs at the international Forum of the SEE countries, which was held today in Zagreb.

Macedonian Economy Minister Vera Rafajlovska presented the international investment projects in the energy filed which are executed rapidly in Macedonia.

At the Forum "South East Europe - Energy Bridge between the Russian Federation, Mediterranean, Caspian and Central European Region and the European Union", Macedonian Minister presented the tenders on TEC Negotino, on construction of as many as 60 small-size hydro-electric plants, "Vardar Valley" project and AMBO oil pipeline.

The Ministers of Croatia, Greece, Serbia, Montenegro, Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia as well as high officials from Turkey, Italy, Germany, Austria and Russia, and the European Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs, took part at the event.

The participants shared the stance that South East European countries should serve as a bridge between the Ural and Caspian region countries rich with energy resources and the EU market.

In the framework of the Forum, Croatia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Italy signed a declaration on a Pan-European Oil Pipeline.

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