Latest Issue

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…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to

More From Prospect