available languages: english June 1, 2008

This briefing paper was authored by Democracy Reporting International’s Executive Director, Michael Meyer-Resende, upon request by the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs and Committee on Development. The paper provides an overview of EU Election Observation Missions (EOMs) as a standard intervention in EU foreign policy, the history of EOMs, their impact on the long-term promotion of elections, democratisation, post-conflict prevention, and a list of recommendations.

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