Timothy Garton Ash, University of Oxford | April 21, 2008
The EU has been successful in promoting democracy among the states that aspire to join. ++ Given this success, Europeans should work to promote liberal democracy beyond Europe's borders. ++ The EU must agree on what it wants to do and how it defines democracy, which can be best accomplished through a European consensus on democracy. ++ A shared EU approach rather than a single policy would be a strength.