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|Other Titles: ||Study on the role of EU in the gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine|
|Authors: ||章凱婷;Chang, Kai-Ting|
魏百谷;馬良文;Wei, Bai-Ku;Maliavin, Vladimir v.
|Keywords: ||俄羅斯與烏克蘭關係;俄羅斯與歐盟關係;烏克蘭與歐盟關係;歐盟能源政策;Relationship of Russia and Ukraine;Relationship of Russia and EU;Relationship of Ukraine and EU;EU's energy policy|
|Issue Date: ||2011-12-28 17:04:03 (UTC+8)|
With the end of cold war, non-traditional security under which the economic issue is categorized has come into international notice. As the Russia’s biggest transit country to Europe, Ukraine is of geographical importance which transited 80% natural gas of Russia aside from Yamal-pipeline to Europe. As a result, Russia and Europe still keep a close eye on Ukraine in terms of geographical views. Ukraine was viewed as Russia’s home turf, so the latter attaches much importance on bilateral relationship.
Two cases made a great effect upon European Union. One was the Russia’s natural gas cut to Ukraine in 2006 and the other was in 2009. In these two disputes, European Union played the so-called coordinator role and urged both Russia and Ukraine settle the disputes as well as restored the natural gas supply to EU nations. Russia, Ukraine and Europe form interdependent networks, and thus the production-oriented country, import-oriented country, and the transit country are facing different challenges in regard to energy issues. The purpose of this thesis is to realize Russia’s foreign policy towards Ukraine with regard to energy issues, and explore the gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine.
Therefore, secondary data and official documents were culled to discuss Russia’s foreign policy towards its adjacent countries on energy issues, and the transformation of EU’s role in the gas dispute. The research has found that Russia positively strengthened domestic energy supply, and decreased a large amount of gas transit in Ukraine where there has been two factions representing Russian bloc and West bloc. However, different ideologies bring about the weather vane of foreign policy. Domestic companies and governmental stances are not the main reasons for Russia to cut the gas supply. As the chief client of Russia, EU played coordinator role mainly because of the Ukrainian political milieu to register the membership in EU and Russian intent to find a way out for export. Finally, Russia didn’t try to influence the domestic affairs of Ukraine via gas supply.
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