Energy security is a headline of today, constantly reminding us of the threats and dangers that wait for us in this century. With a few exceptions, Europe is consuming far more energy than it produces. Most European countries hence rely on external sources for their energy consumption. With the growing demand for oil and gas Europe is witnessing an increased dependence on the countries that are able to meet this demand – countries like Russia. Therefore cooperation between EU and Russia in the energy sector raises new challenges, such as security of supply of energy resources and energy security. Energy security has become an indispensable part of the international as well as European political agenda.

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