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The resilience of the EU towards a cut-off from Russian gas

Morskieft, M.C. (2020) The resilience of the EU towards a cut-off from Russian gas.

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Abstract:Energy security has been a topic of importance to nations across the world. Now that tensions arise on the outer borders of the EU and stable suppliers seem to become scarce, an assessment for the future would give insight to the provision of energy services in the EU. The aim of this thesis is to step into the world of energy security and assess the energy relation between the EU and Russia. In order to do this, the research question ‘how resilient is the EU towards a cut-off from Russian gas?’ is asked. Sub-questions to support the main research question are, ‘what are the existing arrangements between the EU and Russia on gas?’, ‘what are the alternatives for the gas supply of the EU?’, and ‘what are the current risks related to gas supply from Russia to the EU?’. The data is collected and analyzed through literature study, study of policy documents, and data sets about gas statistics from NAM, Gazprom, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, and International Energy Agency. Findings show that the EU is making steps to strengthen energy independence over the coming years and increasing overall resilience. However, economic and pragmatic solutions seem to outweigh political interest.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration
Programme:Management Society and Technology BSc (56654)
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