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Bulgaria: “Lukoil” Promised to Pay 500 Million Leva in Taxes in order to Preserve the Derogation of Russian Oil

The “Lukoil – Neftohim” refinery in Burgas has promised Bulgarian Prime Minister Nikolai Denkov to pay over 500 million leva (250 million euros) in taxes, and in return the state will keep the derogation (exception) from the European ban on the import of Russian crude oil. This was announced to the media by the co-chairman of the DPS parliamentary group, Delyan Peevski, after a meeting of MPs and members of the cabinet on the subject. Cancellation of the derogation was requested by GERB last week, and DPS supported the idea….