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№20: Poland and Spain: Partnership for a Stronger Europe
№20: Poland and Spain: Partnership for a Stronger Europe

Author(s): Bartłomiej Znojek, Richard Youngs, Cristina Manzano, Beata Wojna
Subject(s): Governance, International relations/trade, Geopolitics
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: Poland; Spain; European Union; Polish-Spanish cooperation;
Summary/Abstract: The European Union of today is being significantly challenged by the ongoing economic crisis and doubts about the future of the European project. In this moment of trial, the main response of the European countries should be to create a more united and stronger Europe. Therefore, the EU needs genuine advocates of both further integration and greater solidarity amongst EU members. Poland and Spain are perfectly suited to their roles as the most vocal defenders of a strong EU. They share the experience of democratic transitions intrinsically linked to their engagement in European integration and are the clearest examples of the benefits that come with EU membership. Their status as two of the six largest EU Member States gives them a valuable position to influence the debate on the future of the EU as well as introduce proposals for treaty changes.

  • Page Count: 4
  • Publication Year: 2012
  • Language: English