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Energy security in Europe

LNG terminal in Swinoujscie, Poland
The liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in Swinoujscie, Poland.

The energy policies of European countries increasingly incorporate security of supply as a required element. States are determined to rule out politically motivated disruptions to energy supply or significant price spikes and reduce the risk that they might, in the most extreme case, be subject to direct coercion by threats of denial of access to energy. Security is an explicit element in the European Union’s long-term strategy concerning its energy supply.

SIPRI studies the potential security risks associated to energy supply across Europe and the ways in which these can be minimized. We also monitor ongoing negotiations and agreements relating to energy supply between states.

Research staff

Vitaly Fedchenko is a Senior Researcher with the SIPRI European Security Programme.