Serbian president concerned about energy crisis next winter

In Greece for launch of new regasification unit project

04 May, 11:31

    Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic at the ceremony on Tuesday for the launch of the building of a new regasification unit in the Greek port city of Alexandroupolis Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic at the ceremony on Tuesday for the launch of the building of a new regasification unit in the Greek port city of Alexandroupolis

    BELGRADE -  Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic said on Tuesday that he was concerned about the consequences that an energy crisis linked to the armed conflict in Ukraine could have on the situation in the country.

    "The energy situation will be very difficult next winter," Vucic said, underscoring that the government would do whatever was possible to reduce any problems resulting.

    The situation will be less difficult as concerns food supply.

    The Serbian president spoke on Tuesday on the sidelines of the ceremony for the launch of the building of a new regasification unit in the Greek port city of Alexandroupolis, in the northeastern part of the country not far from the Turkish border.

    He said that talks will soon begin between Serbia and Russia on the renewal of a contract for gas supply at facilitated prices.

    On the importance of the Greek regasification unit for energy supply for the entire Balkan region, Vucic said that he had had beneficial talks with the Greek, Bulgarian, and Macedonian prime ministers - who also attended the ceremony - and with European Council president Charles Michel, with whom he discussed the outlook for Serbian integration into the EU.

    On Wednesday Vucic will be travelling to Berlin, where he will be meeting with German chanceller Olaf Scholz.

    In addition to bilateral relations and the EU prospects, discussion will be had on the continuation of dialogue on Kosovo.

    Kosovo's prime minister Albin Kurti and EU mediator Miroslav Lajcak will also travel to Berlin.

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