Marcelino Oreja


I believe that we need to compare the constitutional systems of the two most important players on the international stage to obtain a more clear idea of the difficulties, the problems, and also the different attitudes that may exist on both sides. Mutual comprehension between the United States and the European Union, and transatlantic cooperation in general, are essential for the structuring of international relations. It is useful to take a brief look at what is changing in Europe. If we leave aside the different reactions to the relative successes and failures of the Treaty of Amsterdam, as well as to the lack of confidence in international relations, I believe that the European Union is currently going through a period of major constitutional change.