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Type of publication: research report
Type of publication (PDB): Mokslo tiriamųjų darbų, projektų ir kitos ataskaitos / Reports of science exploratory works and projects (K4c)
Field of Science: Politikos mokslai / Political sciences (S002)
Author(s): Molis, Arūnas
Title: Rethinking EU-Russia energy relations [elektroninis išteklius] : what do the Baltic States want?
Extent: 44 p
Publishing data: Berlin : Institut für Europäische Politik
Date: 2011
Series/Report no.: (SPES Policy Papers. 2191-0006)
Note: Bibliogr.: p. 30-35
Keywords: Baltic States;EU energy policy;EU-Russia energy cooperation;Energy relations
Abstract: Dependency and the absence of a well functioning energy market are the most challenging relics of the Soviet legacy in the Baltic States. In the electricity sector, Lithuania’s, Latvia’s and Estonia’s grids are all linked to the post-Soviet, Eastern system. In the gas sector, all three countries have no option other than to import gas exclusively from Gazprom. Major vulnerability is caused by a specific circumstance in this regard: the single supplier, or regulator in the case of electricity, tends to follow a strategy of ‘energy diplomacy’, rather than the principles of a market economy. The obligation to pay a considerably higher price for natural gas than many other member states of the European Union (EU), the avoidance of the Baltic States as transit countries, and blackmail regarding possible supply disruptions are clear consequences of this situation. [...]
Affiliation(s): Regionistikos katedra
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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