The Energy Union: the road to Global Actorness

by Mitja Schulz

Institution: Roskilde University
Year: 2015
Keywords: European Union; Energy Union; Global Actor
Record ID: 1119848
Full text PDF: http://rudar.ruc.dk/handle/1800/23148


Two of the ten priorities chosen by the 2014 European Commission were called “Energy Union and Climate” and “EU as a Global Actor”. While the Commission refers to these issues separately, this project aims to show the interlinkages between the two, arguing that the proposed Energy Union has a significant impact on the EU’s capabilities to emerge as a Global Actor. Three predominant readings (Great Power Europe, Civilian Power Europe and Normative Power Europe) on the EU’s Global Actorness are contrasted with the proposal and recent events on the EU energy security field.