In keeping with the promise to pay more attention to the EU and NATO energy security policies in our second volume of the Forum we addressed the problem of inadequate EU and NATO cooperation in this field. We have asked distinguished international experts to assess the prospect of EU and NATO working together on energy security. What synergies and templates of cooperation are possible, if at all? The last decade has witnessed mounting disagreements and obstacles for closer EU-NATO relationship which has made military cooperation between the EU and NATO increasingly more difficult. In this kind of a situation starting first with soft security matters might pave the way for addressing hard security matters at a later stage. We hold the view that global economic and political realities necessitate enhanced institutional dialogue and better interoperability. This would be beneficial for both, EU and NATO because it would make them much stronger and effective when dealing with possible energy crisis and projecting peace and stability in their respective areas of operation.
EU-NATO COOPERATION ON ENERGY: DREAM OR REALITY?
by Frank Umbach
EU, NATO, AND ENERGY SECURITY: ACHIEVEMENTS AND SYNERGIES
by Boyko Nitzov
CAN THE DREAM SURVIVE THE HARD REALITY? A Sceptic’s View
by Tomas Malmlöf