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Energy Security in the Baltic Sea Region: Regional Coordination and Management of Interdependencies

Authors
Dr. Ramūnas Vilpišauskas
Romas Švedas
Jakub M. Godzimirski

The study maps changing energy relations in the Baltic Sea region in the aftermath of two events – the 2004 EU enlargement that has changed the political and institutional/regulatory landscape of the region and the outbreak of the armed conflict in Ukraine that has put the issue of energy security – and security in more general terms – very high on the European political agenda. It discusses how the regional distribution of energy resources and energy policies have contributed to altering the level of energy security in the whole region and in particular countries, how various actors have addressed energy security concerns by cooperative policies, in particular, EU wide and sub – regional (Nordic, Baltic) coordination measures aimed at managing energy interdependencies and increasing energy security.