The 4th meeting of the Community of Democracies Parliamentary Forum was held in the European Parliament. On this occasion the President and Vice-Presidents of the European Parliament, leadership of the CoD PF, prominent politicians and representatives of international democracy support organizations discussed present world realities, threats democracy is facing and the role of the Parliamentary Forum for Democracy in promoting and supporting democracy. A key-note speech about democracy assistance as an essential ingredient in foreign relations was delivered by the Chair of the Community of Democracies Parliamentary Forum and the Chairman of the Committee on International Relations of Lithuanian Parliament Mr. Emanuelis Zingeris. Vice-President of the Community of Democracies Mr. Edward McMillan-Scott. And Prof. Jerzy Buzek, the President of the European Parliament also gave speeches at the event. Special guests from Egypt, Libya and Tunis discussed the recent developments in the southern Mediterranean.