Can Europe ‘copy paste’ an energy union?

Bringing together expertise in energy and financial services, Ivana Jemelkova and Hans Hack from the FTI Consulting Brussels office draw parallels between the two sectors in an op-ed published by Euractiv.com.

A banking union was put in place in reaction to the financial crisis. Could the escalating situation in Ukraine provide momentum for a similarly radical integration project in energy? The so called “energy union” is increasingly on the agenda as tensions with Russia rise and the EU is confronted with its energy dependence. However, could energy really borrow from the financial sector, replicate key elements and utilise similar drivers?

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