Pros and cons (Scenario 4, White Paper on the future of Europe)
- Ultimately, a clearer division of responsibilities helps European citizens to better understand what is handled at EU27, national and regional level. This helps to close the gap between promise and delivery, even if expectations remain unmet in certain domains.
- Citizens’ rights derived from EU law are strengthened in areas where we choose to do more and reduced elsewhere.
- To start with, the EU27 has real difficulty in agreeing which areas it should prioritise or where it should do less.