Black Sea territorial negotiations
Interesting negotiations are shaping up between Bulgaria and Romania about who rightfully owns a newly important section of the Black Sea.
Romania’s sudden interest is not unrelated to recent energy finds – ExxonMobil and other have made a potentially significant gas discovery offshore.
Romania is thought to be pressing for a recalculation of the border to a position which would provide them with more Black Sea islands.
An EC spokesperson reminded both nations that territorial disputes between neighbouring countries should have been resolved prior to accession to the EU.