§ Lord Dykes
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they have assessed the extent to which the principles of equality in geo-strategic relations between the European Union and the United States have been accepted by President Bush on his current visit to the European Union's institutions and heads of government in Brussels. [HL1505]
§ Baroness Crawley
The visit of President Bush to Europe, so early in his second term, confirmed the importance he attaches to the transatlantic alliance. All leaders agreed on the need for the EU and US to continue to work in partnership on the challenges that face us in the 21st century. As President Bush himself said in his speech in Brussels on 21 February, our strong friendship is essential to peace and prosperity across the globe.