This is the time to unify the EC to stand up to a USA which has been dominant throughout the last 60 years without being thoughtfull for the explicite wishes of a unifiing Europa. Europa has been build on an understanding of equality and respect. It's not perfect, far from, but it still has this respect. So discussion is possible and finally a discision will be made in favour of all Europeans. I think it's time that Europa takes a more responsible opinion in international matters being the international power it is in fact. Maybe now is the time to head an independent course and try to change the world for a better way. A way of negociation and respect, in favour of all, without any exclusions. This may be an idealistic view but finally something like this will do the trick.