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Europe in 2004

This is a briefing note prepared for the incoming president after the US election of November 2004. In real life, the author is Roy Denman, a former European Union ambassador to Washington

By Roy Denman   December 1996

President-elect, we talked briefly today about Europe. The National Security Council will be giving you detailed briefing about issues and personalities. You asked me for a background note on some of the basics: the state of the European Union today; whether, for the US, Europe is a good or bad thing; and since you are meeting the British prime minister, Tony Blair, informally in New York next month, the role which the British have played and how far we can rely on them today.

on europe today: the EU, as constituted by the Treaty of Aachen in the year 2000…

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