I just made an US TM account from The Netherlands. No problem.
However I can’t specify a European country and give my address details. I only van choose out of: USA, Canada, Australia, Mexico, New Zealand, Other.
I'm a long-term (paying) member since 2004.
I've always gotten GA tickets for every show in Amsterdam.
2005 Vertigo Tour: 4 tickets
2009 360 Tour: 4 tickets
2015 iNNOCENCE + eXPIERENCE Tour: 2 tickets
2017 The Joshua Tree Tour: 4 tickets
I honestly can say that for me an U2.com subscription is worth every penny.
I did get e-mails regarding re-subscribing my U2.com membership. Never missed a year and I've got all the gifts.
I honestly don't know why everybody is whining about that.
It's probably easier to complain then holding up the mirror to yourself when you thought saving $50,- cause U2 weren't suppose to tour.
Please take your own responsibility in this.