The challenge of completing the EU internal market for natural gas (2015:27epa)


Managing the problem with gas interruptions to several EU countries in Central and Eastern Europe is one of the explicit goals of the European Energy Union. In order to enhance the diversification of energy suppliers, the Energy Union therefore emphasizes the extension of infrastructure and interconnections of pipelines between member states. In this publication, the author points to the major challenges to the completion of the internal energy market and analyses what role the Energy Union can play in this process.

The publication is in English and is a part of the Sieps project European security.

Tim Boersma is a fellow and acting director in the Energy Security and Climate Initiative at the Brookings Institution.