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Global Issues of International Regulation in the Environmental Protection Field as an Obstacle for National Interests
The EU common energy and environmental law has emerged as the result of EU integration process. Nowadays, many directives and binding treatments work in favor of further cooperation. Sustainable development is a key goal for all agreements. To assure the implementation of the EU’s legislation, Member States have to partly overcome their national interest. The analysis of several internal and external factors has shown that they have influence on the EU common policies in energy and environmental fields. By using qualitative content analysis to study official documents from the three main EU institutions and national states' institutions, the research shows that, under the EU common legislature, France's prospects to switch to renewable energy are increasing. Finally, a discussion of the analysis shows that the energy transition for France is more likely under the obligations of international law.