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ZEI Discussion Paper C 260 / 2020

Cillian O’Gara: European Energy Security

ZEI Discussion Paper C 260 / 2020

In the wake of the European Union’s enlargements in 2004 and 2007, which saw the accession of 12 new member states, lengthy debates and discussion took place on the burden of onboarding the new member states and the dependence of many of these states on a single supplier for their energy needs. This ZEI Discussion paper examines the EU’s efforts to form a comprehensive energy security policy in recent decades, paying particular attention to the evolution of the theory of energy security and the main developments of the EU’s energy security policy in recent years. In addition, the Energy Union, a flagship initiative launched by the European Commission in 2015, is assessed through an examination of its governance structure and achievements in specific policy domains. Finally, this paper explores the controversy over the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project and the EU’s response to concerns raised by several member states.

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