UDC 351.824.11(4)
Biblid: 1451-3188, 11 (2012)
Vol. 12, No 39-40, pp. 408-417

Оriginal article
Received: 01 Jan 1970
Accepted: 01 Jan 1970


Draganić Maja (Докторанд, Факултет политичких наука, Београд),
Trapara Vladimir (Истраживач – сарадник, Институт за међународну политику и привреду, Београд)

In search of its energy security, the European Union pursues the policy of diversification. In the gas market, the main form of this policy is devising of alternative gas pipeline projects, such as Nabucco. In this paper, we describe how the EU diversifies its gas supply in order to decrease its dependence on Russia as the biggest gas exporter. We also point to the difficulties in pursuing this policy trying to forecast the consequences of alternative pipelines construction for the gas market and cooperation among states in general.

Keywords: Diversification, gas market, energy security (dilemma), European Union, alternative pipelines, Nabucco