Europe in the World

EU-Russia energy relations: the need for active engagement

15 March 2006

The EU needs a coherent energy strategy to cope with its increasing needs and enhance its security of supply. Relations with Russia, one of the world’s biggest sources of oil and gas, will be a key feature of this strategy. This Issue Paper by Andrew Monaghan, Director of the Russia Research Network, and Lucia Montanaro-Jankovski, a Policy Analyst at the EPC, examines the key dimensions of the EU-Russia energy dialogue. It proposes a three-pronged strategy for the Union: it must improve its energy efficiency, enhance its relations with key transit states; and devote time to building a more effective relationship with Russia.

EU-Russia energy relations: the need for active engagement

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Programme Team

Head of Europe in the World programme and Senior Fellow

Giovanni Grevi

Researcher in EU energy and climate policy, Institute of European Studies, Free University of Brussels

Marco Giuli

Senior Policy Analysts

Paul Ivan
Amanda Paul

Junior Policy Analyst

Ivano di Carlo