On 1 May ten countries will join the European Union after months of
negotiations and a series of successful referendums. ‘New Europe’, as
famously described by Donald Rumsfeld, has married ‘Old Europe’, but is
this the wedding that will lead to the break up of the European Union?
AS SOON as Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, returned home from a
triumphalist meeting with US President Bush, he turned his mind to the
assassination of the newly appointed leader of the Islamic Palestinian