Securing energy interests abroad

Securing energy interests abroad


Energy is a key aspect of European life - the EU imports 80% of its oil and more than 60% of the gas it consumes, and many will remember 2008-2009, when Russia cut the gas supply to Ukraine, affecting millions of Europeans during winter.

It is therefore important that the EU secures its energy supply by pooling resources from within  Europe or securing a strong position in the market abroad. On 7 September, the European Commission adopted a Communication on security of energy supply ...


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