The construction of an energy union is one of Europe’s top priorities for the next five years. The hope is that this will address two of the EU’s biggest weaknesses: its dependence on Russian gas and soaring energy prices in comparison to the US. Maros Sefcovic is the man in charge of this ambitious project. In this interview, he also reacts to Vladimir Putin’s abrupt decision to abandon the South Stream gas pipeline, regarded until now as one of Russia’s most strategic projects.
Programme produced by Mary Colombel