PhD candidate, Politics and International Relations
Francesca Batzella recently finished her PhD at the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh with a thesis titled Faithful agent or independent actor? The European Commission in the external dimension of EU Energy Policy. Her research has explored the Commission behaviour and the relationship between the Commission and the Member States in the external dimension of the EU energy market. The thesis has looked at several case studies on internal EU legislation and on EU external representation in international fora dealing with energy. Francesca’s research interests include EU energy policy, EU policy-making, European Commission, European integration and EU external relations.