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By Jakub M. Godzimirski

This edited assortment specializes in the impression of the altering worldwide distribution of strength at the EU's strength coverage and skill to venture its method of energy-related matters out of the country. It maps the EU's altering place on worldwide strength, the impression of assorted elements on its strength coverage, and its family with Russia, China, the united states and Brazil.

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Neighbouring countries play a vital role in the security of the EU’s energy supply. Many countries seek improved access to the EU energy market, either as current or future suppliers (for instance, Russia, Algeria, Egypt, Libya) or as transit countries (Ukraine, Belarus, Morocco, Tunisia). The Southern Caucasus countries are also important in this respect in terms of new energy supplies to the EU from the Caspian region and Central Asia. Improving energy network connections between the EU and its partners, as well as legal and regulatory convergence, are thus strong mutual interests.

The EU thus faces substantial challenges in identifying and projecting its energy policy externally, and has to combine various instruments from its energy and foreign policy toolbox in order to make others play the energy game it wants to promote. European energy policy: show or tell? Several further tensions within EU energy policy should be noted here. First, there is the uneasy tension between the geopolitical concerns voiced by the EU Commission calling for more collective action, and the competence vacuum that it continues to face.

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