Multi-Speed Europe: Illusions and Reality

By Dmitry Ofitserov-Belsky

The gradual expansion of the European Union has resulted in a multi-speed Europe essentially becoming a reality. The countries of the so-called new Europe have gained a lot of traction despite their increasing disloyalty to Brussels and to the European project as a whole. At the June 2018 EU Summit, the focus will be on Jean-Claude Juncker’s concept of European “super-state” and Emmanuel Macron’s concept of a “multi-speed Europe.”