european structures; Poland; Energy Agency; Nuclear Energy Agency
Przegląd Prawa Konstytucyjnego, 2012, nr 4, s. 11-38
The article is devoted to the process of creating European structures after
1990, and in particular the actions taken by the representatives of the Polish
state. An effective process of bringing Poland closer to the European structures
began with the actions that were aimed at establishing Poland’s membership
in the Council of Europe; those actions, however, were also aimed at
obtaining member status in other specialized organizations, such as: the Organization
for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the International
Energy Agency (IEA), and the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA).
These accessions were followed with a crowning achievement of obtain ing a full member status in the NATO. Nevertheless, it was accession to the
EU that required particular engagement from all environments, including
both political and academic. The author, who was directly involved in those
events, pays particular attention to the works and output of the Convention
on the Future of Europe (the European Convention).