The Geopolitics of Energy in the Baltic Sea

Jaroslaw Wisniewski (Kings College London)

The first decade of the 21st century re-defined the European approach to energy. With the change of the governing elite in the Russian Federation, growing concerns over the climate change and high volatility of oil prices, energy discourse previously dominated by economics was increasingly seen in terms of national securities of European states. Through the analysis of two major daily newspapers, Gazeta Wyborcza and Rzeczpospolita, the paper focuses on the analysis of the energy discourse in Poland, between 2000 and 2001, focusing on the identification of issues addressed, frequencies of texts and their contents. The paper identifies geopolitics as the key frame applied, with particular focus on cooperation between Poland and its closest neighbours, Germany, Lithuania, Russian Federation and Ukraine.

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