September 2 (SeeNews) - Croatia's Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor said her country is interested in having a section of the future South Stream gas pipeline project designed to carry Russian gas to Central and Western Europe, Croatian media reported on Wednesday.
Kosor discussed the Croatian-Russian cooperation on the international gas project with her Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Poland where they attended ceremonies commemorating 70 years since the outbreak of the Second World War, state-run news agency HINA (www.hina.hr) reported.
The proposed 900-kilometre pipeline, aimed at boosting the European energy security, will carry Russian natural gas under the Black Sea via Bulgaria and Serbia to Italy and Austria. Its completion is due in 2015.
Bulgaria joined the South Stream project in January 2008.
The registration of a joint venture company for the construction of the pipeline on the teritorry of Serbia should be completed by September 15 at the latest, the CEO of the country's gas monopoly Srbijagas, Dusan Bajatovic, said last month following talks with Gazprom officials in Moscow.