An Expanded European Union

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Created in 1951 to coordinate industrial policy among six countries devastated by warfare, the European Union has grown and developed into an Economic Community and a European Parliament. With the 1992 Maastricht Treaty, it set the goals of monetary and political union. Saturday, the EU expanded from 15 to 25 nations, including eight former Communist countries, and it now stretches from Ireland to Poland. The new EU has more people than the United States and a bigger economy. Can prosperous Western European democracies really integrate with the former Communist East? Will America be faced with economic, political and even military competition? Warren Olney looks at the newly expanded EU with a former economist for the International Monetary Fund, an expert on global governance from the Brookings Institution, a Polish entrepreneur and a spokesman for the EU's delegation to the US.
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PM Sharon's statement after Likud referendum

President Bush commends Sharon's disengagement plan for Gaza

President Bush's 'Roadmap for Middle East Peace'

European Union's Enlargement website

Maastricht Treaty of 1992

United States Mission to the EU

Khanna's Los Angeles Times article on EU, US

General Richard Myers awaiting report on Iraqi prisoner abuse

Seymour Hersh's New Yorker article on torture of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib

CACI states position on allegations about employees in Iraq



Warren Olney