The Energy Union: what’s behind it?

Malte Fiedler

Policy Paper

Faced with the multiple crises of neoliberal capitalism and growing geopolitical tensions, the European Union (EU) shifts from one failed crisis management to the other. Thereby, the financial and economic crisis, as well as the failure of the EU migration regime, have revealed deeply rooted institutional weaknesses.

As of now, the different crisis dynamics have merged into a general crisis of European integration, accompanied by growing right-wing populism and nationalism all over Europe. With this background, the European Commission tries to secure the European integration process by defining new political projects to achieve greater coherence and solidarity in the EU.

Malte Fiedler exposes the background of the EU Energy-Union in this Policy Paper and proposes first starting points for a left strategy to achieve a just and sustainable energy transition.