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№165: Nord Stream 2: Inconvenient Questions
№165: Nord Stream 2: Inconvenient Questions

Author(s): Aleksandra Gawlikowska-Fyk, Marcin Terlikowski, Bartosz Wiśniewski, Szymon Zaręba
Subject(s): Supranational / Global Economy, Energy and Environmental Studies, Environmental and Energy policy, International relations/trade, Geopolitics, Transport / Logistics
Published by: PISM Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: Nord Stream 2; European Union; Russian gas pipeline; natural gas supply; Russia’s position of European energy market;
Summary/Abstract: As the European Union faces a range of pressing challenges, there is one issue that merits special attention: The Russian gas pipeline running on the Baltic Sea seabed. Although it is often portrayed as “purely commercial”, the purpose of Nord Stream 2 is anything but that. It is intended to rewrite the politics of natural gas supply to Europe for years to come and to solidify Russia’s position on the EU gas market. Beyond economic and market considerations, a number of issues leave no doubt that the “blue fuel”, rather than becoming an increasingly tradable commodity, remains one of Russia’s principal instruments of pressure and coercion, both political and economic.

  • Page Count: 14
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: English