Summary The Long Road to a European Energy Union
From the moment the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) was announced in 1950 to the unveiling of the "Energy Union" project in early 2015, the European Union has been striving to streamline, if not unify, the disparate energy policies of its Member States. Against the backdrop of the energy transition and climate change, the European Commission's proposals give priority to securing energy supply. This brings to the fore the issue of natural gas, for which the European Union is highly dependent on imports. For electricity, on the other hand, the number of interconnectors between national grids is rising all the time.