IN THE SPOTLIGHT
New Paper Explores Policy Options for Improving Democracy Support in the EaP Region
11 August 2016
The research paper “More Effective EU Democracy Support in the Eastern Partnership Ideas for the Slovak EU presidency and beyond” co-authored by Věra Řiháčková (EUROPEUM and Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum), Miriam Lexmann (EU Office of the International Republican Institute), Márton Ugrósdy (Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade) and Richard Youngs (Carnegie Europe) was recently published in the framework of the project: ‘Agenda for reforming EU democracy funding in Eastern Partnership states’. The publication explores potential policy changes the EU might embark upon to address the current challenges in the Eastern Partnership countries with an emphasis on the changing political and geo-strategic dynamics in the region.
The main proposition outlined in the paper suggest that the EU: