(MULTI) – IATE Term of the week: variable-geometry Europe | TermCoord


MEPs discussed earlier this month in Strasbourg the challenges posed by multi-tier integration, and how to tackle them. However, what exactly is meant by ‘multi-tier integration’? Known by various terms including: ‘variable-geometry Europe’ ‘Europe à la carte’, ‘multi-speed Europe’, these phrases all refer to the differing levels of European integration:

The end result of this discussion, was that the European Parliament opposed ‘variable-geometry Europe’. On the 17th of January, European Parliament voted in plenary on a resolution on variable-geometry Europe, wanting to maintain the level of differentiation that already exists in the …

via Terminology Coordination Unit [DGTRAD] – European Parliament

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