ENP and the EU’s security of supply with natural gas

As domestic gas production in the EU is falling, the EU's gas import dependence will probably rise in the future. Security of supply is thus ever more important. Russia's Gazprom together with Western European companies now plans to double the capacity of the existing Nord Stream (1) pipeline with ''Nord Stream 2''. Philipp Offenberg analyses the geopolitical implications.

Philipp Offenberg is Adviser to the Presidency of the European Commission in the European Political Strategy Centre, he formally worked for the Jacques Delors Centre.

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