Energy Policy in Europe: Turbulences on the Horizon
Mgr. Lukáš Harazin, prof. Ing. Bedřich Šesták, DrSc.; Mgr. Oldřich Krulík, Ph.D.. Faculty of Security Management PA Czech Republic in Prague, Department of Crisis Management
The European Union, the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China are the corners of an imaginary “triangle of interdependency”. The Russian Federation is to some extent dependent on earnings of its energy resources export to Europe. The European Union, even in the context of the current “Ukrainian crisis”, can not fully boycott Moscow until it finds other sources of oil or natural gas. The People’s Republic of China offers the Russian Federation “Plan B”, however it does not intend to pay world prices for the respective commodities. And also the other alternatives or actors are entering the game of today.
Key words: Energy security, European Union, interdependence, the Russian Federation, the People’s Republic of China.