1st Edition

EU Energy and Climate Policy after Covid-19 and the Invasion of Ukraine Decarbonisation and Security in Transition

Edited By Matúš Mišík, Andrea Figulová Copyright 2025
    264 Pages 30 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book discusses the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine on the European Union’s climate and energy policy.

    By examining the positions of the various actors involved, the book analyses whether the Covid-19 pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine has contributed to greater unity, decarbonisation, and security of energy supply, and if not, whether these crises prompted member states to turn inwards and opt for national solutions to climate and energy challenges. It thus provides a new outlook for EU energy policy in relation to the experience of the two crises.

    This book will be of key interest to scholars, students and practitioners of climate and energy policy, energy security, EU policy, and more broadly to energy politics, European integration and European Union governance.


    Matúš Mišík and Andrea Figulová

    Part 1: EU Energy Transition at a Crossroads

    1. European Green Deal: Creeping Supranationalism in the EU Governance?

    Matej Navrátil and Petra Grigelová

    2. What does EU energy policy mean to you? Regional differences in EU citizens’ sentiments on energy transition – socio-economic, political and environmental factors

    Raffaele Mattera, Demetrio Panarello and Andrea Gatto

    3. Role of the regions in climate and energy policy: Insight from Visegrad countries

    Veronika Oravcová and Katarína Šafaříková

    4. In Rosatom’s shadow: The uncertain role of nuclear in energy transition of Central and Eastern Europe

    Zsolt Gál

    Part 2: Russian Invasion and European Energy Security

    5. Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and its impact on the energy cooperation of Visegrad Group countries

    Juraj Marušiak

    6. Russia’s gas weapon in Central and Eastern Europe: Diverging responses from three friendly states

    András Deák, John Szabo and Csaba Weiner

    7. Energy Transition at Gunpoint?

    Andrej Nosko and Jaroslav Ušiak

    8. Structural Development of the Slovak Economy and the Impact on the Production of Emissions

    Jana Kajanová and Lukáš Veteška

    9. A quantitative assessment of energy security in EU member states following Covid-19 and the energy crisis

    Ivana Gondášová

    Part 3: Renewables as Energy Security Tools

    10. Wind energy in Poland – a successful restart or another false start?

    Wiktor Hebda, Katarzyna Leśniak and Marek Stolorz

    11. Nativist framing of energy issues in times of crises across the Slovak political spectrum

    Andrea Figulová and Radka Vicenová

    Conclusion: A decarbonised, secure, and united EU?

    Matúš Mišík and Andrea Figulová


    Matúš Mišík is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Comenius University Bratislava, Slovakia.

    Andrea Figulová is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences at Comenius University Bratislava, Slovakia.