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European Union - Thirtieth Report

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Lords to be printed 1 July 2003.



CHAPTER 1: Introduction  

CHAPTER 2: The present state of the eu/us relationship

CHAPTER 3: problems and attitudes

The EU's Place in US Foreign Policy

The US's Place in EU Foreign Policy

Public Opinion

CHAPTER 4: looking ahead



Appendix 1: Members of Sub-Committee C (Common Foreign and Security Policy)

Appendix 2: List of Witnesses

Appendix 3: List of Private Meetings

Appendix 4: Glossary of Acronyms and Technical Terms

Box 1: Abstract

Box 2: EU-US Relations: The Transatlantic Dialogue

Box 3: Europe and the European Unioncurity Policy

Box 4: The EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy


Mr Klaus Becher, International Institute for Strategic Studies, and

Professor Christopher Hill, International Relations Department, London School of Economics

Oral evidence, 30 January 2003    1

Mr Richard Manning, Director General Policy, Department for International Development

Oral evidence, 13 February 2003    14

Written evidence    21

Mr Quentin Peel, Journalist, Financial Times, and

Mr Charles Grant, Director, Centre for European Reform

Oral evidence, 20 February 2003    23

Dr Anne Deighton, Wolfson College, Oxford, and

Mr Timothy Garton Ash, St Antony's College, Oxford

Oral evidence, 13 March 2003    38

Mr Simon Webb CBE, Policy Director, Ministry of Defence

Oral evidence, 20 March 2003    51

Written evidence    62

Mr Anthony Cary, Chef de Cabinet to Commissioner Patten, European Commission, and

Mr Gunnar Wiegand, Head of Unit "USA" in External Relations, European Commission

Oral evidence, 8 May 2003    66

Mr Matthew Baldwin, Deputy Head of Cabinet, Commissioner Lamy, European Commission

Oral evidence, 8 May 2003    72

Mr James Nicholson MEP, European Parliament

Oral evidence, 8 May 2003    78

Mr Robert Cooper CMG MVO, European Council Secretariat

Oral evidence, 8 May 2003    84

Dr Denis MacShane MP, Minister for Europe,

Mr Robert Culshaw, Director (Americas Directorate), and

Mr Tim Barrow, Assistant Director (EU Directorate)

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Written evidence    62

Oral evidence, 12 June 2003    91


Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Copenhagen, Denmark    94

European Policy Centre, Brussels    95

Finnish Institute of International Affairs, Helsinki, Finland    98

Embassy of the Republic of Hungary    99

Republic of Lithuania    102

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Poland    102

Portuguese Embassy    106

Mr Simon Serfaty, Director, Europe Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Washington D.C., United States of America    107

Professor Alfred van Staden, Director, and

Dr Peter van Ham, Deputy Head of Studies, The "Clingendael", Institute, The Hague    110

Lisbet Zilmer-Johns, Master of Political Science,

career diplomat in the Danish Minisry of Foreign Affairs,

currently visiting scholar at the Institute for International Studies, Copenhagen, Denmark    114

Dr Przemyslaw ¯urawski vel Grajewski, Researcher at the Faculty of International Studies

and Politology of the University of Lodz, Poland    117

Supplementary written evidence from Mr Simon Webb CBE, Policy Director,

Ministry of Defence    122

NOTE: Pages of the Report are numbered in bold type, pages of evidence are numbered in ordinary type. References in the text of the Report are as follows:

(Q) refers to a question in oral evidence.

(p) refers to a page of written evidence.

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