Ultimately, I think this is a good thing, because it signals a shift in Europe from its far-Left and anti-American stance to... well... something else. It shows the philosophical bankruptcy of the media that "pragmatic" is considered a good thing, but admittedly it's better than the leanings of recent European history.
As the West prepares for a future clouded by the backsliding in Russia, the military buildup in China, and of course Islamic fundamentalism, it's better that Europe be on our side, than against us. That much is certainly true. Just how with us Europe will be, however, remains to be seen, and perhaps I remain a little jaded in this respect.