Electricity

Bulgarian Energy Minister resignation not accepted

Photo: me.government.bg

Published

March 7, 2018

Country

Comments

0

Share

Published:

March 7, 2018

Country:

Comments:

0

Share

Bulgarian Government decided not to accept the resignation of the Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petrova. Just a week ago she offered the resignation to Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and he accepted it.

She decided to leave Bulgarian Government to prevent possible allegations about her role in the CEZ deal with Bulgarian company Inercom.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Krasimir Karakachanov said that Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petrova’s resignation would not be accepted.

As media reported he added that Petkova has no reason to quit. Karakachanov said that the decision had been taken at a meeting with Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, with the participation of most of the ministers.

Petrova’s resignation was triggered by media reports she was connected to the owners of Bulgarian company Inercom, the buyer of the Czech power utility CEZ’s assets in Bulgaria. CEZ reached an agreement with this company to sell its Bulgarian assets.

Media also reported that Inercom is a much smaller company that CEZ Bulgaria.

Energy Minister confirmed that she had known the owners of Inercom for 20 years, but denied any influence on the deal.

CEZ is selling its seven companies in Bulgaria which control one third of the country’s power distribution. As media reported, a few days ago Inercom started talks with CEZ over final approval of the deal.

But, Bulgarian state also expressed its interest in buying controlling stake in the CEZ assets.

Comments (0)

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Enter Your Comment
Please wait... Please fill in the required fields. There seems to be an error, please refresh the page and try again. Your comment has been sent.

Related Articles

Gas interconnector Greece Bulgaria commercial operation October 1

Gas interconnector Greece-Bulgaria to start commercial operation on October 1

29 September 2022 - Greece and Bulgaria issued operating permits for the interconnector between the two countries' gas networks

Solar power inaugurated Zlatolicje hydropower Slovenia

Solar power plant inaugurated at Zlatoličje hydropower plant in Slovenia

29 September 2022 - The first part of the 30 MW Zlatoličje-Formin solar power plant in Slovenia has entered regular operation

Suzlon Energy BH starts construction of the Ivan Sedlo wind park

Suzlon kicks off construction of wind farm in Sarajevo Canton

28 September 2022 - BiH has so far built two wind power plants, Mesihovina and Jelovača, and projects with a total capacity of 2.2 GW are in the pipeline

Romania Nuclearelectrica joint venture small modular nuclear reactors

Romania’s Nuclearelectrica launches joint venture for small modular nuclear reactors

28 September 2022 - Nuclearelectrica and Nova Power and Gas launched RoPower Nuclear, a project firm for the development of small modular reactors in Romania