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
Prospects for the EU in 2006 (CM 6735)
The latest 'Prospects for the EU in 2006' has been published by the Foreign Secretary on 31 January. The report gives a summary of EU business over the second half of 2005, during which the UK held the Presidency of the EU, and sets out the range of work to be undertaken by the EU in 2006.
UK Presidency of the EU 2005
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The UK held the Presidency of the EU from 1 July to 31 December 2005. The official website is still available, with extensive information on the UK Presidency including all published documents:
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.
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