Chapter 2

Defining Euro-Mediterranean Energy Relations

Francesca Pia Vantaggiato    School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies (PPL), University of East Anglia (UEA), Norwich, UK

Abstract

This chapter investigates the process of issue redefinition of Euro-Mediterranean energy relations operated by the European Commission (EC) over time. Section 1 reviews several themes, characterizing the literature on the European Union (EU) external energy policy, insofar as it is applied to Euro-Mediterranean energy cooperation. It then proposes to use policy formation literature to understand how priorities emerged and/or shifted in EU external energy policy and how they were discursively framed. Section 2 reconstructs the stages in ...

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