Medvedev blames EU for South Stream

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic has discussed the South Stream gas pipeline project with Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev.

Izvor: Tanjug

Vucic and Medvedev spoke on the phone on Monday, a day after Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Serbian counterpart Tomislav Nikolic discussed the same topic.

Vucic told the Russian prime minister that the news about the decision to ax the project was "very difficult" for Serbia.

Medvedev said the reason behind the decision was insufficient cooperation on the part of European Union countries, the Serbian government said in a statement.

Vucic and Medvedev talked about ways of improving cooperation in the chemical complex and agriculture and food production in Serbia and about "opportunities to promote trade between the two countries."

Ahead of the telephone conversation today, the Serbian prime minister said his country was trying to "solve any possible difficulties" as partners.

"Our experts are working on it and we are studying all contracts. We will make an effort to, on the basis of partnership, solve all our possible difficulties and problems," said Vucic.

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