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Instrument na rzecz Stabilności w latach 2007–2013 w Afryce Zachodniej
The Instrument for Stability in West Africa

Author(s): Beata Przybylska-Maszner
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza
Keywords: Unia Europejska; polityka zagraniczna UE; relacje UE - Afryka; Instrument na rzecz Stabilności

Summary/Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to present the Instrument for Stability as an instrument financing activities in the field of combating organized crime, based on the example of projects implemented inWest Africa. The paper attempts to analyze the mechanisms for implementation of resources within this instrument, while particularly emphasizing the conditions for project implementation and the elements that provide for their efficiency. The primary assumption presented in the paper is that the Instrument for Stability can be considered to be among the most efficient mechanisms of the EU’s external activities inWest Africa. Despite criticism regarding its individual elements, the instrument provides financial foundations for EU activities to support the maintenance of security inWest African countries and, more importantly, providing protection from significant threats to European security, such as the development of organized crime.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 7
  • Page Range: 97-115
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Polish