One of the reasons for which Europe has the reputation of being ‘cast in stone’ or unchangeable is the cumbersome negotiation procedures with 27 or 28 countries. The European Union was built by a few countries before expanding. It does seem logical that to begin with it advances in a small group. The present system of ‘enhanced cooperation’ is inadequate because it is not based on truly democratic institutions: whence the TDEM proposal and the creation of a European Assembly which, de facto, provides a legitimate democratic framework for the adoption of much more ambitious forms of ‘enhanced cooperation’ than those allowed at the moment, in particular in fiscal and budgetary matters.
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