Energy Union and EU global Strategy: The undefined link (2015:5)

The European Energy Union is a political strategy aimed at ensuring communitarian energy transition, security of supply, a fully integrated European energy market and increased energy efficiency. However, the origin and content of the strategy is simultaneously well rooted in the EU’s external relations. In this report Richard Youngs and Shahrazad Far analyze the foreign and security policy implications of the Energy Union. The authors also point out a number of policy recommendations for the forthcoming strategic development of the Energy Union.

The publication is in English and is a part of the SIEPS project European security.

Shahrazad Far is a researcher and project leader at Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC). Richard Youngs is a senior associate in the Democracy and Rule of Law Program, based at Carnegie Europe. He is also Professor of International Relations at the University of Warwick.