Cooperation in the Energy Sector in TTIP Negotiations
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Uniwersytet Warszawski
Publication date: 2020-06-25
Stosunki Międzynarodowe – International Relations 2015;51(2):215–230
Cooperation in the energy sector is one of the most difficult areas of the negotiations of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. Initiated in the United States in the mid-first decade of the 21st century, the energy revolution led to the EU’s increased interest in energy partnership with the US. Norms formulated in the Euro-Atlantic area could serve as a model for solutions on the global level. TTIP will also contribute to strengthening the United States’ and the European Union’s position vis-à-vis exporters and other importers of fuels. The article has the following structure. In part one I shall characterise the energy revolution in the United States and present its consequences. In part two, I shall discuss the expectations the United States and the European Union have of each other. In the next part, I shall analyse the evolution of the model of natural gas pricing in Europe, which wil l be followed by conclusions.