Energy security in Wider Black Sea Area
This project aims to investigate, evaluate and compare the existing energy security strategies and equivalent documents at the level of the countries situated in the Wider Black Sea Area
The problem of energy security is in the forefront of the research and concerns of the states in the region and the approaches are debated inside the European Union and NATO. Two schools of addressing energy security are the basic ones, with nuances: one is referring to the alternative sources and alternative routes, of delivering the supplies of oil and gas, meaning the network of pipelines in the region, alternative projects and support for those projects. In this field the dynamic is high and recent developments in Turkey, in the relations with Azerbaijan and in the pressures made towards the EU are making the situation very uncertain in the long run. On the other hand, the second approach is considering the interdependence of the suppliers and consumers in both the upstream – with participations in the production of the consumers – and in the downstream with equal participations in the distribution of the suppliers.