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Developing a New, Comprehensive
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"The European Union is another unique and invaluable partner in both terms of deepening integration and sustaining Transatlantic collaboration. An economic powerhouse by any standard, the EU and its single market have underwritten the economic success of Western Europe and constitute a principal mechanism for extending prosperity to Central and Eastern Europe.

     "Recognizing the EU's role and importance, we have taken dramatic steps to raise our cooperation to an even higher level with the New Transatlantic Agenda, signed by President Clinton and his EU counterparts in December 1995. This agenda has turned U.S.-EU relations on their axis: We no longer issue heartfelt promises; we now work on concrete agendas. Second, the scope now encompasses all of Europe. Our goal is to extend the methods which made our Western interaction so successful to all of Europe."
  Excerpt from A Tour Through the New Atlantic Community.
Assistant Secretary Kornblum, Washington, DC (10/8/96)

 

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