- America hopes that the Union of 25 will lean towards "New Europe" (Patrick Jarreau)
- "Between us and Europe, a political Rubicon has been crossed"
(Francis Fukuyama interviewed by Alain Frachon and Daniel Vernet)
- France's influence in Brussels has eroded through the years (Laurent Zecchini)
Friday, April 30, 2004
Le Monde Special on Enlarged European Union
Le Monde's issue of April 29 features a special 20-page section on the European Union's taking in of 10 new members on Sunday. Three articles, in particular, concern Uncle Sam's relation, direct or indirect, to the enlarged union: