Welcome to the Britain and the European Union section
These pages provide detailed information on Britain's relationship with the European Union (EU), including the new EU Constitutional Treaty
, the EU institutions
, which countries are members
, the main policies
, EU Enlargement
and Britain's crucial role in Europe.
You can access this section directly through www.europe.gov.uk
UK Presidency of the EU 2005
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The UK holds the Presidency of the EU from 1 July to 31 December 2005. The official website is now live, with extensive information on the UK Presidency including our priorities and events calendar:
Find out more: www.eu2005.gov.uk
Douglas Alexander: 'Europe in a Global Age'
Where is the EU going? What is its purpose? The Minister for Europe argues that the EU needs to adapt and change and makes the case for a more outward-looking Europe in a global age.
Forward by Neil Kinnock and published by the
Prospects for the EU in 2005 (CM 6611)
The latest 'Prospects for the EU in 2005' has been published by the Foreign Secretary on 30 June. The report describes the full spectrum of EU business the UK expects in the second half of 2005.