Europe’s crab-like sidle towards a common energy policy

In this comment, David Buchan looks at the Commission’s recently published energy policy proposals. Amid growing concern about climate change and energy security, the time may be ripe for a European energy policy but the Commission is likely to find it difficult to achieve consensus on its proposals from the member states. Its main powers relate to the establishment of the internal energy market, where many member states are reluctant to see stronger intervention.

By: David Buchan

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