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The EU is at its best when it is at its most boring—something Tony Blair has forgotten. And why Americans can't even imagine how Europe works

By Andrew Moravcsik   October 2005

An end of constitutional confusion The first response of the good Europeans in Brussels to the death of the constitutional treaty was to go into denial. The second was to go on vacation. Now, with deep tans and cooler heads, they have returned to Brussels, where they find that the EU is still there, working well, but with a lot that needs to be done. After years wasted on constitutional debate, the EU is back to doing what is does best: solving concrete problems. Thought is being given to how the Turkish problem can be finessed so as to keep…

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