`...an extremely important text both for those who are students and practitioners of EU politics and those who are just interested bystanders. Moreover, because Michael Welsh leavens the sometimes indigestible subject-matter of EU institutional affairs with personal observation and anecdote, it is also one of the clearest and most readable texts around on Europe's institutions. I thoroughly recommend it.' - Sir Leon Brittan Europe United? is written for students and general readers who need basic information about the structure and competences of the European Union. It sets out to de-mystify the subject by explaining treaty provisions in plain language. This is an insider's account which sets out to show that the European Union is far from boring and impenetrable. Indeed the clashes between the member states and Brussels are the stuff of political drama and involve great passion and commitment on the part of those involved.