Pros and cons (Scenario 2, White Paper on the future of Europe)
- The EU’s re-centred priorities mean that differences of views between Member States on new emerging issues often need to be solved bilaterally, on a case-by-case basis.
- Citizens’ rights derived from EU law may become restricted over time.
- Decision-making may be simpler to understand but the capacity to act collectively is limited.
- This may widen the gap between expectations and delivery at all levels.