The EU's Next Priority After Enlargement? Le défi Americain

The European Union summit that just ended in Copenhagen has more or less settled the EU's future frontiers. Ten new members, from Central Europe and the Mediterranean, will be admitted in 2004. Two other countries, Bulgaria and Romania, can aim for membership three years after that. Turkey, after much huffing and puffing, has had its status as an officially recognized candidate for membership reaffirmed, even if mighty doubts remain as to when it will actually join.