Energy Security of the European Union
This paper describes how energy security has become an important policy area for the EU. However, forging and implementing a common energy policy has proven to be difficult. The author states that because the national energy mix and energy policies vary widely, the EU member-states have struggled to agree on common priorities and specific measures. The paper explains that while some progress has been made in the field of sustainability, the realization of a common energy market and of a common external energy policy to secure supplies remains particularly challenging.
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