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How EU external energy policy has become ‘supranationalised’ – and what this means for European integration

Thaler, Philipp and Pakalkaite, Vija (2020) How EU external energy policy has become ‘supranationalised’ – and what this means for European integration. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog (30 Jun 2020). Blog Entry.

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Since the beginning of European integration, EU member states have been reluctant to share competences over their external energy relations. Against this backdrop, the new requirement to have bilateral energy agreements assessed by the Commission implies a surprising expansion of supranational powers in energy diplomacy. Philipp Thaler and Vija Pakalkaite take a closer look at this development and find that it is closely linked to a novel instrument for compliance governance. As peculiar as this case may seem at first sight, the underlying procedural expansion of supranational governance capacity may play a growing role in future chapters of European integration.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2020 11:42
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2021 00:00

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