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Building the Internal Gas Market at the Border: The Importance of EU External Policy with Turkey and Russiajournal articlesPublished: 26 of April, 2015

This paper assesses the EU’s energy relations with Russia and Turkey and argues that the
EU should employ more proactive engagement going forward. In the context of Europe’s
declining indigenous production, Russia’s high aggregate market share should be managed
rather than reduced, recognizing that the challenge of diversification is regional, in countries
with low consumption, and not one of EU-wide importance. Second, the EU needs to
ensure that Turkey commits to transposing the full energy acquis as an Energy Community
member. Together, these parallel strategies will significantly contribute to the resilience of
Europe’s internal market.

The paper can be accessed at the EUCERS website