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  Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution
The Center on the U.S. and Europe is dedicated to the study of Europe and U.S.-Europe relations.
On April 30, 2007, the Brookings Center on the United States and Europe held its fourth annual conference.
www.brookings.edu /fp/cuse/center_hp.htm   (858 words)

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The United States of Europe is a name often given to one possible future development of the European Union, where the union assumes more powers from its member countries and starts to act like a confederation or federation, more like the United States of America.
The phrase "United States of Europe" was used by Winston Churchill in a famous speech in 1948 at the University of Zürich, which is frequently credited with beginning the process that led to the formation of the European Union.
In June 2003, European integration went one step further by the submission of a new 220-page European constitutional text drafted by the Convention on the Future of Europe under leadership of former French president Valery Giscard d'Estaing, to the 25 EU heads of government who expect to be ruled by it soon.
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/u/un/united_states_of_europe.html   (282 words)

 EH.Net Encyclopedia: An Economic History of Copyright in Europe and the United States
The British Commission that reported on the state of the copyright system in 1878 felt that the laws were "obscure, arbitrary and piecemeal" and were compounded by the confused state of the common law.
In a parallel fashion to the status of the United States in patent matters, France’s influence was evident in the subsequent evolution of international copyright laws.
Instead, the United States pursued international copyright policies in the context of the weaker Universal Copyright Convention (UCC), which was adopted in 1952 and formalized in 1955 as a complementary agreement to the Berne Convention.
www.eh.net /encyclopedia/article/khan.copyright   (7611 words)

 Leon Trotsky: The United States of Europe
Trotsky’s United States of Europe is a Europe that is in transition from the social dictatorship of the bourgeoisie to that of the proletariat.
This opposition between Europe and the United States stems organically from the differences in the objective situations of the European countries and of the mighty transatlantic republic, and is not in any way directed against the international solidarity of the proletariat, or against the interests of the revolution in America.
Although, when we abstract ourselves from Europe, we are obliged to peer into the mists of decades to perceive the American revolution, yet we may safely assert that by the natural sequence of historical events the triumphant revolution in Europe will serve in a very few years to shatter the power of the American bourgeoisie.
www.marxists.org /history/etol/revhist/otherdox/whatnext/usse.html   (2776 words)

 The United States and Europe: Adjusting to the Global Era - Council on Foreign Relations
Europe both as a collective and as individual states constitutes a principal partner, one which for all its differences and limitations is still relatively likeminded and capable.
Europe may be more at peace than at any moment over the past few centuries, but Europeans should not assume their continent will remain an island of stability and prosperity.
The probability that Europe itself may be charting a future in which individual countries come to define their relationship with the EU in different ways further supports this contention.
www.cfr.org /publication/7069/united_states_and_europe.html   (3420 words)

 The United States and Europe: Addressing Global Challenges Together
The themes vary, but an underlying, unifying theme of the work between the United States and Europe here at the UNGA is about our common purpose to advance freedom and security in the world.
United States and Europe - the relationship between the United States and Europe is focused less on itself, on what the relationship is, and more on putting that relationship to work.
And now the United States and Europe, instead of debating whether we should be doing it, are now discussing how we should do it and how we should do it together.
www.state.gov /p/eur/rls/rm/53591.htm   (5295 words)

In the beginning, United States courts treated software suspiciously: In the 1970s, the Supreme Court held that software was essentially mathematical formulae, not patentable under U.S. law.
Europe is more pragmatic; whoever files a patent application first is presumed to be the inventor (first-to-file rule).
The United States has adjusted the term in compliance with the TRIPS agreement from formerly seventeen years from the date of grant.
www.law.duke.edu /journals/dltr/articles/2003dltr0006.html   (3922 words)

 CNN.com - Row over 'United States of Europe' - Oct. 29, 2002
A proposal to rename the European Union the United States of Europe has been criticised in Britain.
Europe United was another -- Europe United sounds like a football team to me.
"United States of Europe frankly is not on, we won't accept that.
archives.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/europe/10/29/europe.name   (336 words)

 CNN.com - Row over 'United States of Europe' - Oct. 29, 2002
A proposal to rename the European Union the United States of Europe has been criticised in Britain.
However, Welsh Secretary and former Europe minister Peter Hain said the name United States of Europe was "frankly not on."
"United States of Europe frankly is not on, we won't accept that.
edition.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/europe/10/29/europe.name/index.html   (327 words)

 Lenin: On the Slogan for a United States of Europe
But while the slogan of a republican United States of Europe—if accompanied by the revolutionary overthrow of the three most reactionary monarchies in Europe, headed by the Russian—is quite invulnerable as a political slogan, there still remains the highly important question of its economic content and significance.
A United States of Europe under capitalism is tantamount to an agreement on the partition of colonies.
A United States of the World (not of Europe alone) is the state form of the unification and freedom of nations which we associate with socialism—about the total disappearance of the state, including the democratic.
www.marxists.org /archive/lenin/works/1915/aug/23.htm   (1096 words)

 Venture Capital Investment Trends in the United States and Europe
The United Kingdom leads Europe in both the number of venture-backed investments made and the amount invested in U.K. companies during 1996 (33 percent and 44 percent, respectively).
As in the United States, venture capitalists in Europe are attracted to young, small fast-growing companies in need of capital and management expertise.
Europe now has venture-capital-backed investments all across the continent, including in many of the transitioning economies of Central and Eastern Europe.
www.nsf.gov /statistics/issuebrf/sib99303.htm   (1529 words)

 Amazon.de: The United States of Europe: English Books: T. R. Reid   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
While the United States flexes its economic and military muscles around the world as the dominant global player, it may soon have company.
The new Europe, Reid says, "has more people, more wealth, and more trade than the United States of America," plus more leverage gained through membership in international organizations and generous foreign aid policies that reap political clout.
A chapter detailing what’s left of Europe’s welfare states is followed by a relatively bleak assessment of Europe’s armies, and the spin that the E.U. is betting on economic "soft power" for eventual global dominance.
www.amazon.de /United-States-Europe-T-Reid/dp/1594200335   (661 words)

 Europe and United States want to display their understanding
Vienna: Three years after the start of the war in Iraq, which has sorely tested transatlantic relations, the United States and Europe are now keen to display their understanding.
"The United States has realized that it is not enough to organize free elections, but that it is also necessary to strengthen the institutions and to engage in dialogue with civil societies," one Eurocrat boasted.
In this connection, a joint statement is expected to be adopted in Vienna today, in which the United States will assert its commitment to observing human rights in its struggle against terrorism.
www.lefigaro.fr /english/20060621.WWW000000404_europe_and_united_states_want_to_display_their_understanding.html   (1242 words)

 The United States of Europe - A Growing Threat to American Interests   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Europe and America today are in a similar situation to America and Britain in the 1920s.
A second reason Europe and the United States are going their different ways, according to Mr.
Rather than weakening Europe, it would ensure that those who wanted to could fully unite to create a superpower to rival the United States of America, while the others would effectively be captive nations without a voice yet within the great European trading system.
www.ucgstp.org /bureau/wnp/wnp0066/statesofeurope.htm   (1713 words)

 The Chronicle: 7/8/2005: Making the Case for a United States of Europe
If Europe is truly serious about balancing U.S. power, he continues, it must evolve into a sovereign entity with a single military command and a single foreign policy.
Morgan says, and the United States is in fact powerful because it is sovereign in the traditional sense.
Sweeney's view, the nascent United States required a coherent foreign and military policy because it was isolated and vulnerable.
chronicle.com /free/v51/i44/44a01201.htm   (2320 words)

 Foreign Policy Association: Resource Library: United States and Europe: "Partners or Victims?"
In so far as Europe is concerned we do have in Europe two huge geo-strategic issues that do affect our security and theirs that require a joint response, and both are related either directly or potentially to the issue of terrorism, but both call for comprehensive and difficult response.
Secondly, the sooner we can transfer authority to the United Nations so that they are the umbrella authority, the sooner we create a government that we transfer nominal sovereignty to, the sooner we can begin to cope with the problems of that country.
It is acting like a typical petrol state, in which a lot of income from oil is then spent in a flashy fashion in one or two centers where wealth is concentrated, but the country stagnates and even de-industrializes.
www.fpa.org /topics_info2414/topics_info_show.htm?doc_id=206418   (6120 words)

 A Contemporary History of Ibogaine in the United States and Europe
We received ibogaine from both the United States and England, and what happened was this: I was given a dose of ibogaine from an associate of mine who was actually a chemist involved in a 1950's LSD scene - most people don't even know that there was a '50s LSD scene.
Lionheart stated that a number of "alternative" treatments had been considered for detoxification, including ibogaine, and were eschewed in favor of the "cold turkey" approach, apparently mainly on philosophical grounds.
She stated that as of November 2000, she had treated 15 individuals for the primary indication of opioid dependence, 5 for cocaine dependence, 2 for alcohol dependence, and 4 individuals whose motivation was "psychospiritual".
www.ibogaine.desk.nl /history.html   (12265 words)

 Churchill and the Unification of Europe - The Churchill Centre
Mauter, Wendell: "Churchill and the Unification of Europe"
Winston Churchill's call in 1945 for a "United States of Europe," a federation of European states to promote harmonious relations between nations, economic cooperation, and a sense of European identity, has caused him to be regarded as the father of European unity.
Only months after the war ended he advocated a "United States of Europe" to unify the continent "in a manner unknown since the fall of the Roman Empire." The federation would be one of several regional units in the new United Nations.
www.winstonchurchill.org /i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=61   (1481 words)

 A United States of Europe?
It was to preserve what is called the "social market economy", which in effect is to create a Colbertian corporatist and quasi-socialist state on the continent, in direct opposition to the classical liberal market economy that the British had increasingly embraced with the Thatcher revolution.
The vehemently anti-European Labour Party, which recognised that the new Europe far from being a capitalist haven was to promote a quasi-socialist paradise, became its major champions.
The rising power of Germany twice tried to win mastery of Europe, in wars which spilled into the world, and which were only settled with decisive intervention by the then predominant economic (and ipso facto military power) the United States.
www.rediff.com /money/2004/jun/24guest.htm   (1286 words)

 Amazon.com: The United States Of Europe: The New Superpower and the End of American Supremacy: Books: T.R. Reid   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
A chapter detailing what’s left of Europe’s welfare states is followed by a relatively bleak assessment of Europe’s armies, and the spin that the E.U. is betting on economic "soft power" for eventual global dominance.
While we Americans naturally imagine the quality of life in the United States to be superior to all others, one examining the issue becomes less sure that this is an established fact as opposed to being an un-researched supposition based on a profound cultural ignorance and lack of social experience living in other countries.
The United States of Europe is an intelligent, well-written and eye-opening look at the European Union; its history, its euro, its ever growing market and political muscle.
www.amazon.com /United-States-Europe-Superpower-Supremacy/dp/1594200335   (2829 words)

 International News | Economist Profiles Differing Demography of United States, Western Europe - ...
profiles the "diverg[ing]" demographic trends in the United States and Western Europe, noting that the United States is becoming younger, while Europe's population is aging.
Previously, Western European nations and the United States had the characteristics of "rich" nations: stable populations, low and declining fertility and increasing numbers of seniors.
Europe's fertility rate, however, has continued to decline, and women there average fewer than 1.4 births in their lifetime (
www.kaisernetwork.org /daily_reports/rep_index.cfm?DR_ID=13141   (160 words)

 United States of Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The arguments in favor of a United Europe were the same as those advanced for the League: that the chief cause of the just-concluded Great War was "rampant nationalism," and that the only solution was the surrender of certain prerogatives of national sovereignty to a higher international authority.
The most informative account of the role of America's Insider Establishment in organizing the movement for a United Europe can be found in a six-part report on the Common Market that appeared in installments in the authoritative H. du B. Reports during 1972 and 1973.
A day would come when governments would be forced to admit that an integrated Europe was an accomplished fact, without their having had a say in the establishment of its underlying principles.
www.stoptheftaa.org /artman/publish/article_60.shtml   (5367 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: United States of Europe, The: The New Superpower: Books: T. R. Reid   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
From one of America's best known foreign correspondents, an eye-opening account of the ascendancy of the European Union as a global superpower and rival to the United States.
A respected journalist argues that the expanding European Union is becoming a second, and potentially superior, superpower to the United States, and outlines what the new Union will mean to world trade, politics, and power.
Super-State: The New Europe and its Challenge to America by Stephen Haseler
www.amazon.co.uk /United-States-Europe-New-Superpower/dp/1594200335   (419 words)

 United States of Europe Challenges U.S.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
During the Cold War, Western Europe and the United States shared a common enemy in the Soviet Union and a common commitment to democracy and free trade.
While the United States has prosecuted "charity" fronts for Hezbollah, the militants operating out of southern Lebanon, the EU, unlike Washington, does not recognize the organization as a terrorist group.
Simon Serfaty, the director of Europe Program at Center for Strategic International Studies in Washington, said in an interview that he believed the common ties between Europe and America were stronger than the differences.
www.newsmax.com /archives/articles/2003/6/11/112846.shtml   (984 words)

 United States of Europe? Sacre bleu! - smh.com.au
But its most controversial idea is to consider renaming the EU either the European Community - the title it shed in 1992 - United Europe or the United States of Europe.
Mr Giscard said the United States of Europe had been suggested by European leaders, including Winston Churchill after World War II.
The other new name, United Europe, not only sounded like a soccer team but also implied Europe was an intertwined federation rather than a collection of nation states, Mr Murray said.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2002/10/29/1035683411594.html   (344 words)

 Bookreporter.com - THE UNITED STATES OF EUROPE by T.R. Reid
Bookreporter.com - THE UNITED STATES OF EUROPE by T.R. Reid
Out of the smoldering ruins of post World War II Europe arose the dream of three visionary men: former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, whose name resonates with every American, and two others whose names and reputations may not come so readily to mind.
Generation E bops from one nation state to another, communicating via the broadest, unified cell phone system in the world, their allegiance to freedom, entrepreneurialism and success.
www.bookreporter.com /reviews2/1594200335.asp   (801 words)

 United States of Europe
This prediction was confirmed in a London Telegraph story, "Prodi Lays Foundations for 'United States of Europe" dated 11 July 1999.
In it, Prodi states: "He wants commissioners to respond to him, not to national governments, he wants a coherent public line and he wants tenure to help accelerate the move to a United States of Europe.
This page then will archive news stories pertinent to the formation of the United States of Europe and comments by Mr.
www.garnertedarmstrong.ws /useurope.shtml   (201 words)

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