Received: 01 Jan 1970
Accepted: 01 Jan 1970
SPOLjNA ENERGETSKA POLITIKA EVROPSKE UNIJE
Jović-Lazić Ana (Институт за међународну политику и привреду, Београд),
Jelisavac Trošić Sanja
The European Union can no longer meet its need for energy using only internal sources. That is why external energy policy is gaining increasing importance for the energy security of the European Union. Since the EU depends on energy imports, primarily oil and gas, it seeks to protect its energy security by developing appropriate mechanisms through cooperation with international partners. Diversification of supply sources and routes of delivery is essential for the European Union, as well as the stable development of the EU internal energy market and the markets of the EU’s wider region. Thereby, free and transparent markets are the base of energy supply security.
Keywords: European Union, energy, external energy policy, energy security, security of supply, international cooperation, EU internal energy market