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EU External Energy Policy – Between Market and Strategic Interests
EU External Energy Policy – Between Market and Strategic Interests

Author(s): Ernest Wyciszkiewicz
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: internal diversity; external coherence; Internal market as security provider and political leverage

Summary/Abstract: The EU external energy policy is still in the making and the ultimate outcome is as yet uncertain. The process was launched by the European Commission in 2006 under the catchy slogan “to speak with one voice” on issues regarding relations with the major oil and gas producers, consumers and transit countries. In order to reach this ambitious goal two obvious preconditions will need to be met: achieving genuine coherence between the relatively well-developed internal and the underdeveloped external aspects of energy policy, and overcoming national discrepancies to allow member states to internalize Community objectives and interests.

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 1-5
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: English