Applying the European Union's 'Energy Acquis' in Eastern Neighbouring Countries: the Cases of Ukraine and Moldova

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Petrov, Roman
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The Treaty of Lisbon paved the way for legal formalization of new European Union policies and significantly enhanced the external dimension of the European Union Internal Market. The newly emerged European Union energy policy is a good example of this. External objectives of the European Union energy policy are being fulfilled through the Energy Community which embraces not only European Union Member States and candidate countries but also third countries without any perspective of membership in the EU. The Energy Community is designed as a perfect example of the ‘integration without membership’ model which gives a stake for third countries in the European Union Internal Market and promotes European Union’s sectoral acquis beyond the EU borders and plays a role of a laboratory working on better and deeper engagement of third countries into expanding the European Legal Space. This article focuses on challenges of the process of the application of the EU ‘energy acquis’ in Ukraine and Moldova.
The Treaty of Lisbon, European Union, The Energy Community, Енергетичне співтовариство, Європейський Союз, energy policy, "енергетична політика"