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Thaler Investigates Growing Importance of the European Council in Energy

A member of the CEU's Energy Policy Research Group Dr Philipp Thaler published his recent article “The European Commission and the European Council: Coordinated Agenda setting in European energy policy” in the Journal of European integration. In the publication he investigates the effects of a growing importance of the European Council for policy integration – a trend that has been experienced in various fields in the post-Maastricht era – in the specific context of EU energy policy.

Pakalkaite Presents Energy Research Papers at ECPR Conference on Regulatory Governance

Vija Pakalkaite, who began her doctoral studies at CEU in 2012, received funding from the School of Public Policy Travel and Research Grant Fund to attend the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Conference on Regulatory Governance in Tilburg, the Netherlands in July.

EPRG alumna Jessica Jewell: EU energy security is only as strong as its weakest link

An EPRG alumna Jessica Jewell (PhD EnvSci 2013, currently with IIASA, Austria) has written on the connection between energy security and climate change in The Conversation. Jessica argues that the most effective way to reduce Europe's greenhouse gas emissions is targeting largest emitters such as Germany, Spain or the UK whereas the most important way to increase European energy security is to target small and vulnerable economies in Eastern Europe.

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