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Eu – Russia And The Energy Dimension Of The Eastern Partnership


  • Dorin DUSCIAC

    () (Former deputy-Minister of Environment, Republic of Moldova (2014–2015))

  • Nicu POPESCU

    () (Senior Analyst, European Union Institute for Security Studies, Paris, France)

  • Victor PARLICOV

    () (Think-tank “IDIS Viitorul” expert, former Director General of the National Agency for Energy Regulation of the Republic of Moldova (2010 – 2014), Chisinau, Republic of Moldova)


The Energy Union Strategy, launched in February 2015, is a vast project aiming at identifying a set of common responses to a series of present and future challenges in the field of energy. The question of energy security occupies a central position in EU’s relationships with its neighbours. In this context, economic and political ties with the Russian Federation in its role of major supplier of energy resources to EU member states are of crucial importance. Acquiring a higher degree of independence from the Russian supply of natural gas has been proclaimed as a national priority by several ex-Soviet republics. Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia have recently signed Association Agreements with the EU. We look into the early stages of the implementation of AA’s and analyse their consequences on the EU – Russia relations in the energy field. A series of common characteristics and possible developments in the field of energy are analysed.

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  • Dorin DUSCIAC & Nicu POPESCU & Victor PARLICOV, 2016. "Eu – Russia And The Energy Dimension Of The Eastern Partnership," CES Working Papers, Centre for European Studies, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, vol. 8(2), pages 251-268, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:jes:wpaper:y:2016:v:8:i:2:p:251-268

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    EU-Russia; security of energy supply; diversification of energy supply; 3rd Energy Package; Energy Community; Eastern Partnership;

    JEL classification:

    • Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q3 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q4 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy
    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics
    • F55 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy - - - International Institutional Arrangements
    • H70 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - General
    • L71 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Primary Products and Construction - - - Mining, Extraction, and Refining: Hydrocarbon Fuels
    • L72 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Primary Products and Construction - - - Mining, Extraction, and Refining: Other Nonrenewable Resources


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