Illustrative snapshots (Scenario 4, White Paper on the future of Europe)
- A European Telecoms Authority has the power to free up frequencies for cross-border communication services, such as the ones needed for the use of connected cars across Europe. It acts as a regulator to protect the rights of mobile and internet users wherever they are in the EU.
- A new European Counter-terrorism Agency helps to deter and prevent serious attacks in European cities by the systematic tracking and flagging of suspects. National police authorities can easily access European databases containing the biometric information of criminals.
- The European Border and Coast Guard fully takes over the management of external borders.
- Salaries, social legislation and taxation levels continue to vary significantly across Europe.
- European consumers misled by car manufacturers can now rely on the EU to sanction such companies and obtain compensation.
- Farmers can access affordable, real-time weather and crop management data thanks to a fully-functioning European satellite system.