EU Energy Law & Policy

Both the European Union and Member States face serious energy challenges concerning sustainability, security of supply, import dependence and the competitiveness and effective implementation of the internal energy market. The Treaty of Lisbon places energy at the heart of European activity. It effectively gives it a new legal basis which it lacked in the previous treaties (Article 194 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union). A research group of academics and policy-makers under the aegis of the Jean Monnet Chair has been set up with particular focus on the following core areas:

  • EU decision making process in the Energy sector
  • The role of national interests
  • Energy market liberalization and the completion of the internal market
  • Security of supply vs. competition
  • Security of supply and external relations
  • Oil and Gas in Caspian and CIS countries
  • The South corridor and the role of Greece
  • Energy networks interconnection
  • Trans-European Energy networks
  • Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) activities