Energy and the European Union
V. Jeníček, V. Kreplhttps://doi.org/10.17221/2501-AGRICECONCitation:Jeníček V., Krepl V. (2009): Energy and the European Union. Agric. Econ. – Czech, 55: 1-11.
There exists no energy policy in the European Union, but rather a whole series of long-term goals setting its strategic orientation. Until 2000, when the Green Book named “Towards the European Strategy of Energy Supplies Securing“ was accepted, no real debate on the strategy of energy was held in the EU. The Green Book represents a key document of the European energy policy and it originated as a consequence of the fears of the European Committee regarding the growing energy dependence on the energy resources imports, from the politically not stable parts of the world. Among the three key points of the energy strategy, there belong stable supply of energy, acceptable energy prices and environment protection. With regard to the deepening European integration and interconnection of the individual member states economies, the decisions of one country also have an energy impact on the other states. Therefore, the cooperation among the individual members is necessary.Keywords:energy problem, energy policy, European Union, energy saving