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Central and Eastern European Gas Market: Legal and Market Pre-AnalysesPublished: 1 of January, 2006

The energy market, especially the gas market has been reshaped all over Europe. To enhance the competitiveness of the European Community on the global market the key element is to find or create new, more efficient and profitable markets. The liberalization proces is a long road with lots of restrictions and problems within each member's gas market.
The objective of my research is to describe the evolution of the gas market relative to these geographically and histrorically related countries. In this article I focus on the effects of this market control mechanism on the Central and Eastern European economies. The countires subject to this study can be grouped into three categories in relation to the EU's unified gas market: "old" member: Austria; "new" members: Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia and candidate countires like Croatia and Romania.