Much of the debate on European gas security which followed the Russia-Ukraine crisis of January 2009, neglected the fact that consumers which lost their gas supply were limited to countries in south Eastern Europe. Anastasios Giamouridis and Spiros Paleoyannis have reviewed the security of supply situation in the gas markets of South Eastern Europe by […]
In the wake of the January 2009 Russia-Ukraine crisis, south east Europe began to receive more attention from the European gas community with the realisation that, for these markets, security of supply is a far more urgent issue than for most of north west Europe. However, because – with the exception of Romania – there […]
At the beginning of 2009, South Eastern Europe (including Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Former Yugoslav Republic (FYR) Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Kosovo) was simultaneously hit by three external shocks: an extended period of cold weather, disruption in natural gas supply from the Russian federation and financial crisis.
South East Europe remains the most underdeveloped region in Europe in terms of energy and energy governance. The region’s energy endowment is well below the European average. It is naturally dependent on imports and limited indigenous resources such as hydro, lignite and biomass. Eventual sustainable use of these indigenous resources requires considerable improvements in governance, […]
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