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02 November 2005

A Country???

In an article today discussing trade talks between the European Union and the United States, the BBC said something that surprised me.
A new trade pact is supposed to be in place for 2006, but the US and EU have so far failed to agree on agriculture. The US says the EU is not making enough compromises on the issue.
Both countries agree that they need to both reduce support for their own farmers, at the same time as lowering tariffs for imports from developing nations...

The press in Europe is referring to the EU as a country. Now maybe that has happened before but I haven't noticed it. And frankly I find it pretty surprising. Is the EU becoming the United States of Europe? Possible but unlikely I think. Maybe more like what the US would have been had the Articles of Confederation been kept. But it will be interesting to watch.

US warns trade talks could fail


Blogger The Zombie Lama said...

Could it just have been a slip of the pen? I had not seen the EU referred to as such either.

9:09 PM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

Is the EU becoming the United States of Europe?

Wasn't that the original intention, so the other European nations could ride on the coattails of the united Germany (circa late 80s)?

9:55 PM  
Blogger The Zombie Lama said...

If they wanted to be part of a United Germany, we could have all just stayed home back in the 40's...


5:45 AM  
Blogger Mental Meanderings said...

The resounding defeat of the EU Constitution last year in France and Denmark seem to suggest that at least many Europeans do not think of Europe as a country, even if the EU beaurocrats seem to.

7:20 AM  
Blogger The Appalachianist said...

Hey Dude, found your comment. Perhaps your right. Anyhow, like your Blog. About the EU? Who knows?

9:07 AM  
Blogger exMI said...

Very true. which is one of the reason I find it so surprising that the BBC is calling it a country. (that and the UK has never been all that excited about the EU anyway)

9:07 AM  

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