The Frenchman talks Corsican autonomy. The Dutch prime minister is unwilling to let Bulgaria into Schengen.
Boyko Borisov says construction of the Russian pipeline will only go ahead if it complies with EU law.
If Bulgaria pulls out of South Stream, Russia’s design to bypass Ukraine in its gas deliveries to Europe will be jeopardized.
But former prime minister Boyko Borisov could struggle to form a majority government.
Azerbaijan has to decide whether to exploit the Nabucco route or deliver to the countries of southeastern Europe.
As many as ten Western European member states will keep their borders closed for Bulgarian and Romanian workers until 2014.