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№023: Towards an Enhanced Polish-Spanish Partnership
№023: Towards an Enhanced Polish-Spanish Partnership

Author(s): Bartłomiej Znojek
Subject(s): Economic policy, International relations/trade, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment, Geopolitics
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: Poland; Spain; Central Europe; Eastern Europe; Europe; international cooperation
Summary/Abstract: The paper argues that despite the likely preoccupation with the immediate internal challenges and broader, EU-wide concerns, Poland and Spain stand a good chance of bolstering their relationship given their credentials as ardent advocates of European integration and a positive track-record of the bilateral cooperation to date. In particular, the relationship could benefit from the further development of its institutional framework, and from recasting the dialogue on crucial matters such as European neighbourhood or European defense cooperation. While Poland and Spain may not see eye-to-eye on certain issues—the future EU budget being arguably the most prominent among them—they should still make an effort to deepen their dialogue given the high stakes on the European level.

  • Page Count: 6
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Language: English