Strengthening EU Democracy Support as a Task for the Polish Presidency – lessons learnt and challenges ahead.
Gabriela Svárovská, Jacek Kucharczyk
The Presidency in the Council of the European Union presents Poland with an excellent opportunity for strengthening the recognition of democracy support as a strategic objective of EU foreign policy. Thanks to its transitional experience and more recently acquired expertise as a provider of democracy assistance, Poland is better situated than most EU members to put democracy support higher on the EU agenda. However, such a task can only be accomplished if Poland takes advantage of previous efforts and achievements in this policy area.