Romania as an Energy Actor in the EU : Cooperation in European Energy policy book cover
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Romania as an Energy Actor in the EU
Cooperation in European Energy policy

ISBN 9781032236131
Published December 13, 2021 by Routledge
130 Pages

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Book Description

The purpose of this book is twofold. First, it aims to explain the general framework for cooperation in the energy sector in Europe, with a conceptual basis that allows for a better understanding of the dynamics that led to its existence. Second, the volume deals with Romania both as a representative case for the region, given the commonalities raised by the transition process in the last three decades, and also as a country with a specific energy agenda, with implications for internal and foreign policy that can only be perceived and understood in the Romanian context.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction – theoretical and political relevance

General Methodological Considerations


2 Regional Cooperation – A Short Theoretical Perspective

Regional Cooperation

Region, Regionalism, and Regionalisation

Regionalism from a Historical Perspective

Actoriality in regionalism

The vectors of regionalism

Projecting national interest at the level of regional cooperation platforms

3 Platforms of cooperation in the field of energy in Central and South Eastern Europe

Cooperation of system operators

The cooperation framework of operators in the field of electricity

Cooperation for the functioning of the electro-energetic system

Cooperation for the purpose of system development

Cooperation for the implementation of the free market principles

The cooperation frame of the operators from the gas sector

Cooperation for operating the gas system

Cooperation for implementing the principles of the free market

Cooperation for developing the gas system

From regional cooperation to political regions in the field of energy

Cooperation of the energy market regulating authorities

Regional initiatives of ACER and cooperation based on the principles of the Third Energy Package

Other cooperation platforms of the authorities regulating the energy market




4 Regional cooperation frameworks outside the third energy package

The Energy Community

Initiatives in the field of energy infrastructure

The Western Balkan 6 Initiative or the Berlin Process (WB6)

EU4Energy Governance


The Energy Charter Treaty

The 16+1 energy cooperation format

The Eastern Partnership


The Three Seas Initiative

5 The regulation of regional energy cooperation in Romania

The National Defence Strategy

The Energy Strategy

The role of the Ministry of Energy as an actor in the regional cooperation process in the field of energy

The role of the ANRE as an actor in the process of regional cooperation in the field of energy

The role of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as an actor in the process of regional cooperation in the field of energy


6 Conclusions

General Conclusions



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Anca Sinea is a researcher in the Political Science Department of the Babei-Bolyai University. She holds a PhD in Political Science. She has a double Bachelor’s degree in International Relations (from the National School for Political and Administrative Studies, Bucharest) and Political Science (Université Paris X) and a Master’s diploma in International Relations from the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna and the University of Vienna. Her subjects of interest include resource politics, energy diplomacy, diplomatic protocol and national security.