Kornelia Ninova insisted on immediate negotiations with "Gazprom" to secure winter gas consumption

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Source: BNT, archive

BSP leader Kornelia Ninova demanded immediate negotiations with the Russian giant Gazprom to avoid business bankruptcies and to ensure that people do not suffer in the coming winter. On social networks, Ninova wrote: "While politicians and experts are arguing about who is to blame, whether there are ships with liquefied gas, whether the connection with Greece will start, fertilizer plants have started to close production and lay off workers.

The Minister of Economy and Industry is yet to conduct a survey of how many companies operate on gas and give them instructions to reduce consumption by 15%.

These data are available - 28,000 enterprises use gas. They employ 250,000 people. Don't make them cut back on gas. It cannot happen. If they do they have to stop working, and some of them will never be able to start the machines again.

Valuable time is wasted in arguments and PR actions. The topic is ideologized and used in an election campaign, and it is vitally important for the state and the people. There is only one solution at this stage for the economy and households - immediate negotiations with Gazprom. So did a number of European leaders. We have been repeating it since March. Not if necessary, as the Acting Minister of Energy says. It is now imperative."

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