Tuesday, May 10, 2005


A single view from the European Union at the G8 Summit

The UK will have difficulty representing the EU at the G8 summit. See May 4 blog: A policy merger between countries might not find favour with all the governments in the EU.

Indeed, it looks as though the EU will be divided for many years to come. An interview with the French ambassador to the United States was broadcast on May 6. http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/audio_library/wv_ramay05.asp

Jean-David Levitte told listeners that it would take probably one or two generations before the EU could have a common foreign policy. This is bad news for both the UK and the EU. The new constitution proposes that the EU should have a foreign minister to represent it - perhaps France have other plans?
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