Thursday, 30 June 2011

Polish EU vanity for democracy

I made the following intervention in the Human Rights Committee on the Polish Presidency's proposals for a 'European endowment for democracy'

The presentation was given by Krzysztof Stanowski Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs.

As I said in the intervention this is nothing but a vanity project that uses the historic legacy of Poland to democracy to give some purpose to the Polish EU Presidency that starts 1st July for six months.

The EU already has instruments in place including a neighbourhood policy that is supposed to promote democracy. Even with this it took the EU a while to respond to the uprising in Tunisia.

You can see the video here