Jean-Claude Juncker unveils five options for EU after divorce from UK, including suggesting the bloc might scale back to just the Single Market

Wednesday 1 March 2017 5:48 pm Share Other possible paths for the remaining 27 member states proposed by the paper, which ponders how the EU will look in a decade’s time, are; keeping the status quo and carrying on as usual, the member states who want to do together doing so while those who don’t carry on as they currently are, the member states focusing on doing less but more efficiently and the member states focusing on doing more together. “It is the start of the process, not the end, and I hope that now an honest and wide-ranging debate will take place,” Juncker said. “The form will then follow the function. We have Europe’s future in our own hands.” Jean-Claude Juncker unveils five options for EU after divorce from UK, including suggesting the bloc might scale back to just the Single Market Jean-Claude Juncker has today suggested the EU might have scale back until it is essentially just the Single Market by 2025, as member states increasingly fail to find common ground on important policy issues.The suggestion was one of five possible scenarios put forward by the European Commission president for the future of the EU, published as the UK prepares to file its Brexit divorce papers and as the Union looks forward to celebrating its 60th anniversary.  Hayley Kirton The five scenarios are listed in a white paper which forms the European Commission’s contribution to the upcoming Rome Summit, which takes place later this month. Read more: Europe must reinvent itself or markets will tear it apartIf the EU were to shrink down to purely the Single Market, the research suggests citizens of member states might see rights they presently have guaranteed by the EU stripped back while cross-border issues would be become more difficult to address.On the plus side, such as scenario could make the EU decision-making process much simpler to understand. Read more: Brexit vacuum must be avoided, warns new report More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com whatsapp whatsapp

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