Marco Giuli

Marco Giuli

PhD Researcher Environment and Sustainable Development


Fields of interest

External dimension of EU energy and climate policy, international governance of energy, climate policy integration, international political economy of energy, energy poverty


Marco Giuli is a Doctoral Reseracher at the Institute of European Studies since 2019. His research focuses on the climate policy integration and energy security integration in the EU’s external energy policy vis-à-vis gas producers.

Marco is also an Associate Policy Analyst at the European Policy Centre, a brussels-based think tank where he served between 2015 and 2019 as a Policy Analyst and lead of the EPC Climate and Energy Platform, a cross-programme initiative of the EPC for analysis and debates on the economic, institutional, societal, and geopolitical dimension of the energy transition in the EU. In this capacity, he specialised in particular on the external dimension of EU energy policy, industrial decarbonisation, climate mainstreaming in EU energy policy and the EU budget, and energy poverty. Within this framework, he has coordinated task forces on energy poverty in the EU, on policy options to link the 2021-2027 Multi-Annual Financial Framework to the EU Governance of the Energy Union Regulation, and on policy gaps in the EU Climate Adaptation Strategy. He has also contributed to the EPC Task Force on an Industry Action Plan for Europe, taking responsibility for the industrial decarbonisation pillar of this activity.

Before that, he was Research Fellow at the Madariaga – College of Europe Foundation (2008-2015) in Brussels, taking responsibility for policy research in EU political economy and overall management for the Challenging Citizens Programme; visiting researcher at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS, 2008) in Brussels and trainee for the Italian Institute for Foreign Trade (ICE, 2006-2007) in Milan and Moscow.

He holds a MA in the Economics of European Integration from the University of Bologna and a BA in International Relations from the University of Rome (La Sapienza). 

Marco was also an independent consultant on EU energy policy, and contributes with op-eds, articles, and teaching activities to external specialized reviews and training programmes of universities, specialised training institutes, and business associations.


Policy papers, articles and essays


GIULI, Marco (2018) “Nord Stream 2: rule no more, but still divide”, EPC Issue Paper, 25 June 2018 

DHERET, Claire, and GIULI, Marco (2017) “The long journey to end energy poverty in Europe”, EPC Policy Brief, 16 June 2017 

GIULI, Marco (2017) “Russia’s nuclear energy diplomacy in Middle East: why the EU should take notice”, EPC Policy Brief, 21 February 2017

GIULI, Marco (2015) “Capacity mechanisms: a credibility test for the Energy Union?”, EPC Policy Brief, 11 June 2015 

GIULI, Marco (2015) “Gazprom’s evolving strategy in a new commercial and political context”, EPC Policy Brief, 27 April 2015 

GIULI, Marco (2014) “South Stream in the Wake of the Ukrainian Crisis: a Test Case for the Third Energy Package”, Madariaga Paper, Vol. 7, No. 4 (September 2014) 

GIULI, Marco (2014) “After the Single Resolution Compromise: Mission Accomplished?”, Madariaga Paper, Vol. 7, No. 4 (May 2014) 

GIULI, Marco (2014) “Framing the International Context of the Ukrainian Crisis”, Madariaga Paper, Vol. 7, No. 3 (March 2014) 

GIULI, Marco (2014) “What Does the Banking Union Mean for the Real Economy?” Madariaga Paper, Vol. 7, No. 2 (February 2014) 

GIULI, Marco (2014) “A Disillusioned Guide to the Spread Reductions”, Madariaga Paper, Vol. 7, No. 1 (January 2014) 

GIULI, Marco (2013) “EMU Rebalancing Revised: Some Evidence from Current Account Decomposition”, Madariaga Paper, Vol. 6, No. 6 (July 2013) 

GIULI, Marco (2013) “Italy’s Lessons for Europe”, Madariaga Paper, Vol. 6, No. 3 (March 2013) 

GIULI, Marco (2013) “Towards a Broad European Industrial Policy: What Is Missing?”, Madariaga Paper, Vol.6, No. 1 (January 2013) 

GIULI, Marco (2011) “What Can the Technical Government in Italy Really Do?”, Madariaga Paper, Vol. 4, No. 5 (November 2011) 

GIULI, Marco (2011) “Assessing the IMF Reform: Shifting Power but No Model?”, Madariaga Paper, Vol. 4, No. 8 (June 2011). 

GIULI, Marco (2011) “An Optimal Currency Area at the Price of Jobs: Lessons from Estonia’s Eurozone Accession”, Madariaga Paper, Vol. 4, No.5 (January 2011). 

GIULI, Marco (2011) “Are Italian Savings Saving Italy?”, Madariaga Paper, Vol. 4, No. 1 (January 2011). 

GIULI, Marco (2010) “Learning from the Crisis: Tax Competition and Income Inequalities”, Madariaga Paper, Vol. 3, No. 1 (January 2010). 

GIULI, Marco (2009) “Georgia and the Systemic Implications of the Financial Crisis”, Caucasian Review of International Affairs, Vol. 3, No. 3 (Summer 2009); 

GIULI, Marco (2009) “Is Liberalization the Right Way to Cope with Supply Disruption?”, Madariaga Paper, Vol. 2, No. 1 (January 2009). 

GIULI, Marco (2008) “Nabucco Pipeline and the Turkmenistan Conundrum”, Caucasian Review of International Affairs, Vol. 2, No. 3 (Summer 2008). 


Commissioned research and policy work


GIULI, Marco (2019), “Paris-proofing the next Multiannual Financial Framework”, EPC Discussion Papercommissioned by the European Climate Foundation, 25 June 2019

GIULI, Marco, HEDBERG, Annika and IVAN, Paul (2018), “Finland in the European Union: Frontrunner or follower?”, EPC Discussion Papercommissioned by Finnish Industries, 13 November 2018

GIULI, Marco (2018), Nord Stream economic, energy security, and legal dimension in the EU: a SWOT analysis, study commissioned by Dixi Group, March 2018.

GIULI, Marco (2017), “Governance of the Energy Union: a milestone in the Europeanisation of energy policy?”, CEEP Report, Q2(49), June 2017 

GIULI, Marco (2017), “The Clean Energy Package: taking stock of the market design and RES proposal”, CEEP Report, Q1(48), March 2017 


Op-eds and online commentaries


GIULI, Marco (2019), “Euros for oil: a first step, but towards what?”, EPC Commentary, 23 January 2019 

GIULI, Marco (2019), “Cosa (non) aspettarsi nel 2019 dalla diplomazia del clima”, Limes, 2 January 2019 

GIULI, Marco “Il momento propizio: perché il Qatar si ritira dall’OPEC”, Limes, 4 December 2018 

GIULI, Marco “L’Arabia Saudita non scatenerà un nuovo shock petrolifero”, Limes, 16 October 2018 

“Le possibilità e i limiti degli USA come superpotenza energetica”,Limes, 30 August 2018 

GIULI, Marco “L’Egitto al centro della geopolitica del gas nel Mediterraneo orientale”, Limes, 8 May 2018 

GIULI, Marco “I destini del gas passano per il triangolo USA-Russia-Cina”, Limes, 2 January 2018 

GIULI, Marco “Come cambia il mondo se si passa alle energie rinnovabili”, Limes, 3 August 2017 

GIULI, Marco “Trump gas doctrine: what does it mean for the EU?”, EPC Commentary, 26 July 2017 

GIULI, Marco “Brexiting the Energy Union: what the negotiation positions imply?”, EPC Commentary, 19 April 2017 

GIULI, Marco “The market design proposal: the journey has only begun”, EPC Commentary, 19 January 2017 

GIULI, Marco “Trump e il clima: nuovo corso o molto rumore per nulla?”, Limes, 3 January 2017 

GIULI, Marco “Turkish Stream back on the agenda?”, EPC Commentary, 1 September 2016 

GIULI, Marco “Il declino del carbone non innescherà rivoluzioni geopolitiche”, Limes, 22 August 2016 

GIULI, Marco “The energy security package: significant overhaul or business as usual?”, EPC Commentary, 24 February 2016 

GIULI, Marco “End of an energy honeymoon: what is next for Russia-Turkey energy relations?”, EPC Commentary, 7 December 2015 

GIULI, Marco “Per la Russia, l’intervento in Siria val bene un Turkish Stream”, Limes, 29 October 2015 

GIULI, Marco “Getting energy diplomacy right: a challenge starting at home”, EPC Commentary, 23 October 2015 

GIULI, Marco “Energia, USA verso l’autosufficienza. E l’Europa?”, Affari Internazionali, 30 July 2015 

GIULI, Marco “Ma Uber è vera innovazione?”, La Voce, 31 March 2015 

GIULI, Marco “Nord Stream expansion: what does it mean for Europe?”, EPC Commentary, 2 July 2015 

GIULI, Marco “The Energy Union: what is in a name?”, EPC Commentary, 18 March 2015 “Uber: innovation or deja-vu?” CEPS Commentary, 25 February 2015 

GIULI, Marco “Un frozen conflict in Ucraina: resa alla Russia o male minore?”, Reset, 8 October 2014 

GIULI, Marco “Letting another Cyprus In? The Dark Side of Latvia’s Success Story”, Social Europe Journal, 2 October 2013 

GIULI, Marco “Giving Discipline the Right Cost”, Social Europe Journal, 14 February 2013 

GIULI, Marco “The Case for De-globalising Real Estate”, Social Europe Journal, 10 November 2012 

GIULI, Marco “The Tricky Nature of Italian Populism”, State of the Left, July 2012 

GIULI, Marco “A Labour Market Perspective of the Austerity vs Growth Debate”, Social Europe Journal, 25 May 2012 

GIULI, Marco “The Sick Man of Italian Party Politics”, State of the Left, May 2012 

GIULI, Marco “The Fairy Tale of Expansionary Austerity”, Social Europe Journal, 24 April 2012