Energy Community as a promoter of the European Union's “energy acquis” to its Neighbourhood: [preprint]

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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 external dimension of the European Union Internal Market. The newly emerged European Union energy policy is a good example of it. 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 prospect of membership in the EU. The Energy Community is designed as a perfect example of the "integration without membership" model which gives a stake in the European Union Internal Market for third countries and promotes the European Union's sectoral acquis beyond the EU borders. The article focuses on challenges of the process of Europeanisation on the EU's eastern neighbouring countries through the application of the EU "energy acquis".
energy community, energy acquis
Petrov R. Energy Community as a Promoter of the European Union's “energy acquis” to its Neighbourhood” / Roman Petrov // Legal Issues of Economic Integration. - 2012. - Vol. 38(3). - P. 331-356.