Skopje, 7th December 2012 (MIA) – Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Zoran Stavreski, will attend today the official start of the construction of “South Stream" gas pipeline in Anapa, Russia. Upon official invitation by the Russian Federation, the ceremony will be attended by many high officials from the countries included in the gas pipeline corridor.


As announced by the Ministry of Finance, “Gazprom” CEO, Aleksej Miller, will have his address at the ceremony.

Total investment in “South Stream” amounts to EUR 25 billion, and gas is expected to start flowing in 2015. The Corridor, long 3,600 km below the Black Sea, should connect Russian sources of gas with Southeast Europe, irrespective of Ukraine. “South Stream” is expected to meet 14% of the gas needs in the European Union.

Macedonia was officially included in “South Stream” in July this year, when the Russian Federation submitted the draft Agreement.

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