Big Brussels is Watching You? Enhancing Transparency in EU External Energy Deals (2015:26epa)


The European Commission has presented the European Energy Union as an indispensable instrument for the creation of a coherent European energy policy. This includes among other things giving the commission a bigger influence over member states’ energy deals with third countries. In this publication, the author outlines the background to the commission’s initiative and analyses the prerequisites for a deeper European integration in the field of energy.

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

Sijbren de Jong is a Strategic Analyst and Project Leader with The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS) in The Netherlands.