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The ‘principle of solidarity’: OPAL, Nord Stream, and the shadow over Gazprom


The OPAL judgment from the European Union (EU) General Court will undermine Gazprom’s market dominance in Central and Eastern Europe.

Case
T-883/16 Republic of Poland v. European
Commission (hereafter the OPAL
case) is likely to have far more impact on European energy policy than just
limiting Gazprom’s capacity to export natural gas via Nord Stream 1. In the OPAL case, the judges of the EU General
Court established and elaborated a broad principle of energy solidarity drawing
upon Article 194(1) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union
(TFEU). This principle of solidarity, which will require member states, in all
their energy market decisions with a potential …read more

Source:: Atlantic Council

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