• 2003-01-23
The European Union has gotten too big for its own breeches. Already straddled with 15 members, and preparing in a year-and-a-half to take on 10 more, Brussels is at a loss to create a mechanism that can effectively rule this unwieldy union. So many nations, so many disparate interests...Little wonder then that the push for a new, rigorous leadership had to come from Europe's stalwarts - France and Germany - who 40 years ago this week signed the Elysee Treaty, the bilateral partnership pact that has so successfully fueled Old World integration that 12 nations now share a common currency. Hee...
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