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Energiapolitika: az EU és Magyarország
Energy policy: the EU and Hungary

Author(s): Miklós Hegedüs
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: Globális Tudás Alapítvány

Summary/Abstract: It is generally the “holy trinity” of energy policy – security of supply, competitiveness, and sustainability (environmental considerations) – that sets the future course of EU and Hungarian energy policy. In terms of practically applying these policies, however, the serious problem arises that their simultaneous implementation is not really feasible. It is not easy to clearly formulate either the common features or differences between the EU’s and Hungary’s energy policy objectives and aspirations. On the one hand, this is because the EU’s recently published concepts and directives do not reflect a clearly structured set of goals, but rather a mass of conflicting intentions. And on the other hand, the designated and practically implemented goals of Hungarian energy policy are not consistent either. Taking all the above into consideration, the author attempts to enumerate the points where EU and Hungarian energy policy objectives harmonize, and where they diverge.

  • Issue Year: 2007
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 65-78
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Hungarian