site.btaPM Denkov Suggests Slovenia Join Project for New Kozloduy NPP Reactors
At a bilateral meeting within the framework of the 18th annual Bled Strategic Forum in Slovenia on Monday, Prime Minister Nikolay Denkov proposed to his Slovenian counterpart Robert Golob that his country join the project for the new reactors at the Kozloduy NPP either as an energy buyer or as an investor, said the press service of the Council of Ministers.
"We are tying this project to a long-term energy demand forecast that covers a period at least until 2050. It shows that the two new reactors, combined with extending the lives of the existing ones, will be enough to provide baseload power until we decide how to develop our energy after the middle of the century", explained the Bulgarian Prime Minister.
Slovenia is preparing to increase its nuclear power capacity and is ready to learn from Bulgaria, which is ahead its plans to expand the Kozloduy NPP. Bulgaria is also ready to help Slovenia with the qualification of specialists in this field.
Slovenia showed interest in cooperation with Bulgaria in the military industry as well. The country is already developing anti-drone systems and working on expanding the market for their products. Prime Minister Denkov expressed readiness to establish contact with Bulgarian enterprises in this and similar sectors.
The Slovenian Prime Minister expressed full support for the admission of Bulgaria and Romania to the Schengen area. He stressed that the membership of both countries will strengthen the European Union.