US presidential elections: Likely Bush re-election makes Europe's role as a counter-weight more
vital than ever
Commenting on the likely re-election of George W. Bush as President of the United States of America, Monica Frassoni and Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Co-Presidents of the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament, today said:
"The US presidential elections will likely confirm the re-appointment of President-in-office George W. Bush. We regret that a change of course in US foreign, security, environmental and social policy – hoped for by many Europeans – is now very improbable."
"Consequently, in the next four years the role of the European Union as a counterweight to the US will become ever more important. Only a strong, united Union that is able to act decisively when needed, will be capable of fulfilling this task. Therefore, a rapid ratification of the Constitution must become priority number one in Europe. If we fail to adopt our Constitution the second instalment of the Bush administration will be popping corks in the White House."