While the internal energy market is approachingcompletion, the EU still struggles to design a coherentdesign for its external energy relations. The events inUkraine highlighted dramatically Europe’s vulnerabilityin particular in relation to hydrocarbons. Securityof supply has been high on the agenda of Europeanpolicy-makers for several years, especially in thewake of the last supply crises in 2006 and 2009.Security of supply and the emerging external energypolicy are closely interrelated. Evidently both conceptsare of high relevance for EU law. Security of energysupply used to be invoked by Member States againstthe enforcement of the fundamental freedoms in theinternal market before it became one of the objectivesof energy policy and triggered a string of legislativeand regulatory measures on European level, includingthe creation of new bodies and the more vigorouspromotion of infrastructure. External energy policy,on the other hand, in many respects the strategiccounterpart of the strife for security of supply andhitherto a conglomeration of different measures, isincreasingly “juridifi ed” as well as “communised”.This book follows in a systematical manner themanifold ramifi cations of European external energylaw and policy, including the case law and acquitsrelated to security of supply, project-related interventionsthrough so-called “pipeline diplomacy”,the relevance of competition law and internationalclimate change law for external action, naturalresources law incl shale gas etc. It also analyses theEU’s bilateral international relations with countries asdiverse as Russia, Ukraine or Switzerland. It focusesin particular on the law of multilateral organisationsof relevance for European energy policy, such as theWTO, the Energy Charter, the European EconomicArea and the Energy Community.The author is Deputy Director and Head of Legal atthe Secretariat of the Energy Community. Given theever-closer amalgamation of European internal andexternal market law, and its practical consequencesfor policy-design, transactions and projects alike, thisbook is an indispensable asset for policy-makers,academics and practitioners.
Deputy Director/Legal Counsel, Energy Community Secretariat, Vienna
|Publication Date||September 2017|
|Nr of Pages||350|
|Available as||Hardback bound; Digital|