A Multi-speed Europe. A view from Romania
IED Research Paper by Mihai SEBE, PhD, Bucharest, Romania
The idea of a multi-speed Europe has become a topic of debate at the European level since the early 1990's as our continent faced the enormous pressures of change induced by the collapse of the communist system in Eastern and Central Europe followed by the continuous reform of the European Communities and later on of the European Union and its process of eastward enlargement.
The debate around a multi-speed Europe is still looming at both academic and political level, as the Brexit process is not over yet. In the author's opinion it will resume after Brexit, depending a lot on the 2020 evolutions in major European countries and also after the fallout Brexit has on European politics.