Centre for Security Studies (CSS) at ETH Zürich:
Nord Stream 2 – Trust Existing EU Laws?
Gas provision and energy policy are complex issues that get the world talking. Nord Stream 2 has captured attention and, as for any new project of this scale, the discussions are vivid and opinions varied. These external reflections provide a snapshot of current research and perspectives on Nord Stream 2 and EU energy provision.
July 4, 2016 | Nord Stream 2 has become a symbol of the wider EU’s gas policy, writes Dr. Severin Fischer, Senior Researcher in the Global Security Team at the Center for Security Studies (CSS) at ETH Zürich in an article, reprinted in Energy Post and Natural Gas Europe. The project has divided opinion in the EU, but many of the arguments raised by the project’s opponents do not apply in the EU’s new liberalised market approach. He argues that the EU either needs to fairly assess the project against existing regulations or reconsider whether the EU’s energy policy should be based on a geopolitical rather than a market approach.