Cooperation of EU with Russia in the Field of Energy: A Review


Purpose of Review

Natural gas is of immense importance in the energy relationship between the European Union (EU) and Russian Federation. Over the past half century, the Soviet Union initially and the Russian Federation since the early 90 s’ have been vital suppliers of natural gas to the EU member states. Since 2000, the two parties’ trade relations in the field of natural gas and other energy commodities trading can be characterized as turbulent. The purpose of this review study is to present the main aspects of the cooperation of the EU member states with Russia in the field of energy.

Recent Findings

Aspects of the EU-Russia dialogue, as well as of the Roadmap for the Energy Cooperation between the EU and Russia, are also discussed. Through a literature review of some prominent studies on EU-Russia energy relations, the main challenges of the EU-Russia gas cooperation are identified.


This study aspires to provide further insight to energy security aspects of the European Region.

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Fokaides, P.A. Cooperation of EU with Russia in the Field of Energy: A Review. Curr Sustainable Renewable Energy Rep 7, 1–8 (2020).

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  • Natural gas
  • Russia
  • EU
  • Pipelines
  • Energy security