Title: Externalising the energy law: the domestic impact beyond the current domain of the European Union

Authors: Irakli Samkharadze

Addresses: Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena, 3 Carl-Zeiß-Straße, Jena, 07743, Germany

Abstract: While the European Union's (EU) historic inward-looking energy policy is rapidly shifting through extending the application of energy law to non-EU countries, there has not been much academic focus on this phenomenon yet. Most of the scholarly work is still related to the developments at the European level and does not include the wider extraterritorial effect of EU energy acquis in neighbouring countries. The underlying objective of this paper is to address this deficit by analysing the domestic impact that the EU energy law has outside its bounds. The case of Georgia is referred in this context to enrich the paper with practical examples and study the consequences of EU energy normative power within the eastern Europeanisation framework.

Keywords: EU energy law; EU external relations; Europeanisation of law; legal harmonisation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGE.2018.097496

International Journal of Green Economics, 2018 Vol.12 No.2, pp.145 - 154

Available online: 19 Jan 2019 *

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