The plant's director, Kiril Nikolov, said the output of the reactors being taken offline is equal to the annual energy exports of the country. Bulgaria is one of the chief suppliers of electricity to the Balkan states. The EU has said it will pay Bulgaria partial financial compensation.
An oil refinery in Western Siberia (TASS)
STABILITY AND SECURITY: On October 23-24, RFE/RL and the Warsaw-based Economic forum cosponsored the Prague Energy Forum at RFE/RL's Prague broadcasting center. The Energy Forum brought together nearly 100 experts and policymakers from Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East to discuss key issues of energy supply and security in the years to come.
HIGHLIGHTS: RFE/RL presents some of the key presentations from the Energy Forum and interviews with some participants: