Rationale behind the Establishment of the Energy Community

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dc.contributor.author KAROVA, Rozeta
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-04T14:24:55Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-04T14:24:55Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.issn 1725-6739
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1814/14414
dc.description.abstract This paper deals with the Energy Community established between the countries from SEE and the European Union. It serves as an example of the extension of the energy acquis to the countries from SEE, before the later become full members of the EU. In particular, the paper analyses the rationale that stands behind the establishment of the Energy Community. It will show that, unlike the reforms undertaken in Central and Easter Europe which were focused on economic reforms, the countries from SEE had to go through a process of recovery from the political conflicts and wars that took place in the 1990s. Therefore, not the market reforms including the energy liberalisation and democratic governance, but conflict prevention and reforms for establishing the stability and restructuring of the physical infrastructure took place in the last decade in the SEE. This paper will argue that there are strong driving forces on both sides which led to development of the idea for establishing a regional electricity market in SEE and now keep forcing the implementation of the EnCT in practice. The Energy Community, on the one hand, contributes to the three main objectives of the EU’s energy policy has: competitiveness, security of supply and sustainability. On the other hand, the membership perspective of the SEE countries is the main motivation and stimulated their involvement in the whole project. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries EUI LAW en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 2010/14 en
dc.subject Athens Process en
dc.subject Energy Community en
dc.subject electricity en
dc.subject regional electricity market en
dc.subject South East Europe en
dc.title Rationale behind the Establishment of the Energy Community en
dc.type Working Paper en
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