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The EU Energy Security: Challenges and Opportunities

Written by Raquel Velasco Ceballos

Europe is experiencing an unprecedented energy crisis since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine started. This is highlighting the challenges that the continent is facing, especially concerning energy. This is one of the reasons why energy security plays a central role in the common security plans of the EU and NATO allies.

Russia’s aggression against Ukraine has produced a drastic increase in gas and electricity prices, leading EU member states to worry about the consequences of the issue. This contextual situation can be seen as an ideal opportunity for the governments of member states to act in order to improve energy security in the continent at the same time as they reduce harmful CO2 emissions through a complete energy transition.