ISN Publishing House: Energy Security of the European Union: "Energy Security of the European Union
This paper, published by the Centre for Strategic Studies (CSS) at ETH Zurich, describes how energy security has become an important policy area for the EU. However, forging and implementing a common energy policy has proven to be difficult. The author states that because the national energy mix and energy policies vary widely, the EU member-states have struggled to agree on common priorities and specific measures. The paper explains that while some progress has been made in the field of sustainability, the realization of a common energy market and of a common external energy policy to secure supplies remains particularly challenging.