When politics get in the way of policy: Energy Union at a standstill

Kateřina Davidová focuses, in the latest issue of the BRUSSELS MONITOR series, on the state of the Energy Union.

  • The European Commission unveiled its long-awaited extensive package of energy legislation proposals at the end of 2016. While it is an important step on the way towards an integrated European Energy Union, the project still exists more on paper than in reality. Bridging the gap between vastly differing energy policies of various member states such as Germany and Poland will be one of the hardest obstacles to overcome on its way to success. With the increasing desire to limit the power of the Commission, however, the fate of the Energy Union will be decided more by what is going to happen outside of the EU, than in its centre. 

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Kateřina Davidová
Research Fellow

Expertise: EU climate and energy policy, environmental protection, EU-US relations



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