Europe's External Energy Policy: Between Geopolitics and the Market

CEPS Working Documents No. 278

20 Pages Posted: 5 Feb 2009

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Richard Youngs

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Date Written: November 20, 2007

Abstract

While energy security has gradually been incorporated into the EU's foreign policy calculus, the declared approach of extending a nexus of 'market-governance' energy norms has been realized only to a limited extent. The EU has eschewed a comprehensively political approach to energy security, with its energy security policy currently hovering ineffectively between market and geopolitical approaches. The EU needs more effectively to address the way that governance structures in producer states impact upon European energy interests.

Keywords: Energy, Security of supply

Suggested Citation

Youngs, Richard, Europe's External Energy Policy: Between Geopolitics and the Market (November 20, 2007). CEPS Working Documents No. 278, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1337975 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1337975

Richard Youngs (Contact Author)

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) ( email )

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Brussels, 1000
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