Since the beginning of the European Union, Europe has attempted to move forward as one unit in order to compete with the United States and to be a strong force around the globe. In a statement made by the Washington ambassadors of the present and acceding members to the European Union in May 2004, they stated,
Europe now, for the first time in modern history, is a partnership sharing common values and a commitment to harmony and cooperation. The dream of European integration, shared by the United States, is now being realized, leaving behind us the wasteful era of wars, hostility, and inequalities. We are on the road to a Europe enjoying a unity and influence without precedent in its long history. (http://www.italyemb.org/JointEditorial.htm).
Italy was one of the founding members of the European Union, which began in 1950, and any policies that are made by the United States that affects the European Union affects Italy as well. Many of the policies that are made by the United States have far reaching effects in many countries involving many different areas. Since there are too many policies and effects to discuss here, certain important ones made in the past few years that affect the European Union and Italy will be highlighted.
One main agenda put forth by President Bush in his recent State of the Union Address was the idea to accelerate the development of hydrogen energy technologies in order to improve energy, economic, and environmental security. On August 5, 2003, U.S. Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham announced that Italy would join forces with the United States and other countries in the International...
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...ng U.S. foreign policy and decisions made by the U.S. regarding their foreign policy in Italy will continue to affect the relationship between these two countries.?
1) ?A ?Greater Union? for Europe.? 16 Apr. 2003. 13 Dec. 2003.
2) ?Italy Joins International Partnership for the Hydrogen Economy, August 5, 2003.? 5 Aug. 2003. 14 Dec. 2003
3) ?Italy: U.S. IPR Bilateral Declaration.? 17 Jun. 2003. 14 Dec. 2003
4)? ?Port of Genoa Implements Container Security Initiative.? 16 June 2003. 15 Dec. 2003
5) Sembler, Mel. ?Food Safety and Trade Issues.? 18 Feb. 2003. 14 Dec. 2003
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