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The EU Reform Treaty: A Threat to the Transatlantic Alliance

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Publication Date: February 2008

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Sally McNamara

Series: Backgrounder

Topic: International relations (International and regional organizations)

Keywords: Europe; Lisbon Treaty; EU regulation; nation-state

Type: Report

Coverage: Europe


The European Union Reform Treaty contains the building blocks of a United States of Europe, supranationalizes critical areas of policymaking, and underscores the EU's ambitions to become a global power and challenge American leadership. In political, diplomatic, and financial terms, no benefit can come from a deeper EU absorption that limits Britain's time-tested relationship with the United States.