"Solana thinks we need a more permanent structure in Brussels. There's no doubt about that. The big problem is the Brits," said an EU foreign policy official.
US resistance to the European HQ idea may be eroding since Sarkozy announced last year that he is willing to return French officers to Nato's command structures for the first time in more than 40 years, while also couching his European HQ proposal in modest terms..."
from: "European HQ heads Sarkozy plan for greater military integration" http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/jun/07/eu.france