The Future of the European Union

The EU has stumbled in recent years, grappling with slow growth and high unemployment. And its political ambitions were set back by the failure to ratify a bold new constitution. Lately, though, Western Europe's economies have been improving, and the Union's new ex-communist members are bringing renewed political and economic vitality. Moreover, with new leaders at the helm in the EU's three preeminent nations - Germany, France, and Britain - where will Europe go next? And what will that mean for the United States? Amb. John Bruton, Barry Eichengreen, Princess Mabel van Oranje-Nassau van Amsberg and Amb. David Manning discuss.

Festival: 2007

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