The European Union’s ambassador to the United States, John Bruton, says Americans are “unfazed” by the EU’s constitutional difficulties.

EUObserver quotes a speech by the former Irish prime minister:

“They don’t see every problem as an existential crisis”, he said adding that Europeans tend to believe the “bicycle theory” whereby if the Union stops going forward it will fall over.

He makes some other interesting observations, too:

“Americans are not ignorant about Europe and many have a very deep knowledge of Europe. They are interested in what we are doing” …