Croatia’s EU entry is a bonus for energy security

Croatia's accession to the EU was marked by its President Ivo Josipovic (right) receiving an EU T-shirt from his Lithuanian counterpart, Dalia Grybauskaite (photo: dpa)
Croatia's accession to the EU was marked by its President Ivo Josipovic (right) receiving an EU T-shirt from his Lithuanian counterpart, Dalia Grybauskaite (photo: dpa)

Croatia’s accession to the European Union as its 28th member on July 1, 2013, has strategic implications for the energy security of the EU and south eastern Europe. This is the first part of a three-part series on Croatia’s inclusion and its implications with an overview of the major objectives of the EU’s energy strategies for the Danube region and the challenges of Croatia’s energy policies and political transformation.

<i>Croatia’s admission to the European Union (EU) on July 1, 2013, can enhance the energy security of both the country and the organisation. The Shah Deniz Consortium decided at the end of June to select the Trans Adriatic Pipeline as the major part of the EU’s...

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