Authors: Andreas Heinrich, Julia Kusznir, Aleksandra Lis, Heiko Pleines, Karen Smith Stegen and Kacper Szulecki
ESPRi Policy Brief no. 2, 2016
The recently proposed overarching concept of a European “Energy Union” stresses the importance of regional cooperation, as it has become clear that absent increased coordination and cross-border cooperation, more obstacles than synergies may emerge. Looking at Germany and Poland, this policy brief examines how discrepancies between European Union (EU) member states’ understanding and articulation of energy security impede the development of a common European energy policy.