Bulgaria’s former PM Sergey Stanishev expressed his belief that the previous cabinet has succeeded in defending the country’s interests with respect to the Russian natural gas supplies.

Stanishev said that his Socialists party has done well when signing the contracts with Russia for gas delivery that guarantee transit by 2030 and noted that it took them more than a year to negotiate the smooth increase of the gas prices, in order to reach the market prices in 2012.

The State Commission on Water and Energy Regulation (DKEVR) officially announced Monday that the price of natural gas sold in Bulgaria will go up by 24….