Motivation of EU Energy Policy towards Russia

DOI: 10.20542/0131-2227-2011-11-39-42

I. Pashkovskaya, Institute of International Studies, MGIMO University, 76, Prosp. Vernadskogo, Moscow, 119454, Russian Federation (

Abstract. Motivation of the energy policy of the European Union towards Russia is driven by two factors. The first is the dependence of the EU on obtaining most of its energy supplies from Russia. The second factor consists of two fears (one spurious and another hypothetical) that Russia won’t deliver necessary volumes of energy to the European domestic energy market. Strange enough, these fears co-exist with the EU repeatedly confirming the fact of Russia compliance with its commitments of energy supply to the EU member states.

Keywords: Russia, EU, energy, energy policy, European market, investment, EU-Russia energy dialogue

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For citation:
Pashkovskaya I. Motivation of EU Energy Policy towards Russia. World Eonomy and International Relations, 2011, no. 11, pp. 39-42.

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