Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

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Baltic Energy Security: Building a European Energy Future

Mihaela Carstei

June 2012

Atlantic Council


Historically, energy security has played a central role in shaping the national security strategy and interests of the Baltic states. The diverse challenges that exist in the region make it necessary to focus on identifying areas of cooperation between the countries as they pursue diversified oil and gas supplies.

This is crucial to achieve a regional approach to the European Union's common energy security goals.