UDC 327:620.9(4-672EU)
Biblid: 0543-3657, 71 (2020)
Vol. 71, No 1179-1180, pp. 119-138
DOI: https://doi.org/10.18485/iipe_mp.2020.71.1179_80.6

Original scientific paper
Received: 13 May 2020
Accepted: 13 Jun 2020

EUROPEAN ENERGY SECURITY: A CASE STUDY OF THE NORD STREAM 2

Šekarić Nevena (Autorka je istraživač-pripravnik u Institutu za međunarodnu politiku i privredu, Beograd), nevena.sekaric@diplomacy.bg.ac.rs

Significant attention has been paid recently to the European Union’s efforts towards establishing an integrated energy policy and strengthening of the Energy Union. Consequently, many challenges facing these integration steps are subject to numerous analyses as well. One of the most significant contemporary challenges facing European energy integration is the Nord Stream 2 project, whose implementation leads to increased European energy dependence on Russian natural gas. The main goal of this paper is to analyze the recent trends and impacts related to this pipeline, i.e., to assess its impact on further European Union’s integration steps in the field of energy security. Considering the strong regional dimension of this pipeline project, the key theoretical framework that will enable such analysis is the Regional Security Complex Theory, originally developed by the Copenhagen School of Security Studies.

Keywords: European Union, energy security, energy policy, Regional Security Complex Theory, natural gas, Nord Stream 2, pipelines