Differentiated Integration: A Remedy for the EU Migration Crisis? Cover Image

Zróżnicowana integracja – remedium na kryzys UE?
Differentiated Integration: A Remedy for the EU Migration Crisis?

Author(s): Sebastian Płóciennik
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych

Summary/Abstract: In discussions on overcoming the current integration crisis arguments are put forward that Europe needs more diversified cooperation between states and it is crucial to realise that countries have different preferences regarding the areas, forms and intensity of integration. This would make the entire structure less exposed to the risk of crises, especially that in the past the European Communities and the European Union had been known to pursue differentiated integration successfully. But at the time diversified integration was pursued under specific conditions, which need not be easy to fulfil now or in the future. Consequently, there is a risk that the tendency to diversify integration might push the European Union not towards successful progress, but towards fragmentation, towards the emergence of integration “subgroups” or the formation of an exclusive, closed core surrounded by unstable peripheries.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 12-26
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Polish