Publication Date: February 2008
Publisher: Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Sally McNamara
Research Area: International relations
Keywords: Europe; Lisbon Treaty; EU regulation; nation-state
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.