This detailed, thoughtful analysis says less about past failures to shape an energy policy for the European Community than about future needs. Europe's relations with its oil suppliers are carefully examined, and then the prospects of still broader cooperation involving the other industrial consumers. The German author, formerly the Trilateral Commission's European Secretary, pushes hard for the recognition of the common interests of producers and consumers, and proposes some institutions to set prices, assure security of supply, and take care of the needs of poor countries.
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