Bulgaria President says EU is the boss of Bulgaria

The fate of the South Stream gas pipeline can’t be left up to just Russia and Bulgaria, as it involves a number of other European countries that have done a lot of preparatory work, Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has said.

"South Stream is not a project of Russia and Bulgaria; it’s of Russia and the European Union. A decision on it can only be made in the Russia-EU format," Rosen Plevneliev said Tuesday.

"The participant states of South Stream have done serious preparatory work and authorized the European Commission to hold talks with the Russian leadership to take a final decision on the project," he said.