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What is the current state of EU engagement in democracy support and what changes should the EU bring about to encourage political reforms around the world? How can democracy promotion tactics be better synchronised and coordinated between  EU and individual MSs? A new paper by Carnegie Europe taps into the daunting array of challenges the EU is facing in providing support for democracy.

‘European support for democracy is at a crucial juncture. Just as the eurozone crisis complicates the European Union’s (EU’s) efforts to support democratic reform around the world, new forms of political transition are confounding the EU’s traditional approach to democracy building. The EU must embrace a wider variety of tactics, models, actors, and strategies, or it risks losing credibility and traction in the field of democracy support.’

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