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Bulgaria and Macedonia would be hardest hit by a suspension of Russian gas exports through Ukraine

Sharples, Jack and Judge, Andy (2014) Bulgaria and Macedonia would be hardest hit by a suspension of Russian gas exports through Ukraine. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (13 Mar 2014). Website.

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Abstract

One of the great concerns for EU states over the on-going situation in Crimea is their reliance on Russian gas to meet their energy demands, with around 60 per cent of these imports being delivered through pipelines in Ukraine. Jack Sharples and Andy Judge provide a comprehensive assessment of what the impact would be if the transit routes via Ukraine were suspended. They note that while the situation has generally been portrayed as an ‘EU problem’, the risk to Western Europe would be minimal. Rather, the problem would be a distinctly regional one, with Bulgaria and Macedonia facing a serious loss of gas supplies. Other states in Central and Eastern Europe would not face immediate problems due to existing gas stocks, provided the suspension of transit through Ukraine did not last longer than approximately two months.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2017 10:53
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2020 23:09
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/72089

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