Referendum on Belene NPP will take place within 3 months

A referendum on the future of the Belene NPP is to take place within the next 3 months, Bulgarian Minister of Economy Delyan Dobrev said in an interview for the Bulgarian National Radio.

The minister added that it was important for the National Assembly to define the right question to ask the citizens. This question must be in harmony with Bulgarian legislation, Minister Dobrev also said. The ruling party of GERB said that decision on Belene will not be taken until the referendum takes place.

No concrete date for it has been specified. During this week the Bulgarian parliament will discuss a project for establishing a committee that is to check for corruption practices related to the project of Belene in the past. 

Adapted from Bulgarian National Radio