Oditor, No. 07/2014
ENERGY SAFETY OF SOUTH EASTERN EUROPE AS A REGIONAL FACTOR DEVELOPMENT
MSc Miloš Dašić
Energy security is vital for the sustainable economic development and stability of a country. The inability to access energy resources causes serious economic disturbances and political instability. In conditions of a global economy, disturbances easily spread, precisely why it is of crucial importance to ensure energy resources on a lasting basis and to invest efforts to reduce so-called energy poverty which affects transition (South East Europe countries) and third world countries the most. The problem can be resolved with the introduction of alternative, i.e. renewable energy sources. This would largely mitigate the problem, and would produce the positive effect of assisting local economic development and the reduction of the emission of greenhouse gases. However, what is needed for a successful solution is awareness about the existence of the problem, political will and the ability to implement the solution South East Europe country’s are characterized by good geo-strategic position, which should be used in the energy sector in order to achieve the strategic aims of regional development.
Key words: Energy Security, South East Europe, regional development.
Miloš Dašić M.Sc., High School of Business, Kralja Petra no. 70, Blace, Serbia